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Henry David Thoreau Collection

Walden, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, Walking, and Cape Cod
Narrated by: Drake Johnson
Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
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Henry David Thoreau was a 19th-century American writer and lifelong advocate for the abolition of slavery. His written works are many and varied but he is perhaps best known for works such as Walden, a book which promotes the idea of simple living in natural surroundings and for Civil Disobedience, which argues that the general population should not simply sit idle while those elected to government ride roughshod over their wishes.

Of his other published work, Walking stands out as one which deals with the importance of nature to mankind, something which we are becoming increasingly aware of, and the reason that we cannot survive without it, either physically, mentally, or spiritually.

Now, you can own all four of these perceptive and illuminating works in Henry David Thoreau Collection: Walden, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, Walking, and Cape Cod.

Each is a work that is well ahead of its day in terms of thought and each reflects much of what we still face in the world today.

Allow the ideas of Henry David Thoreau to show the path that we should be taking and to shine a light in the darkest corners with this great audiobook collection!

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  • Melinda Barnett
  • 16-04-2020

Some of my favorite lines:

For friendly counsel cuts off many foes." - Henry, Act III, 1 "...partner of your weal or woe." - Bedford, Act III, 5

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  • Lionel Wright
  • 14-04-2020

Valuable Perspective

This was part of a core "library" that I've given each of my children as they go off to college. They may not listen it this week or this year, but someday it might provide valuable perspective, as it has me.

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  • Gwendolyn Chambers
  • 15-04-2020

Interesting

One of the best of the best critical biographies of the life and art of one of America's most significant writers. Highly recommended.

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  • Brooke Price
  • 14-04-2020

great value

Very nice collection of Thoreau's work. Perfect for anyone wanting to get better acquainted with Thoreau.

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  • Brian Swanson
  • 14-04-2020

Enjoy

In fairness though, I think this guy must have had plenty of cash to be sitting around all day thinking about stuff and Narrated when others no doubt had to struggle to survive. Still though, some nice content here. Enjoy.

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  • Rob Hosken
  • 04-10-2020

Great Literature, with Pronunciation Issues

I thought the reading voice was good, like it could be a 19th-century person speaking, but there were a lot of mis-pronounced words. Like letters within words transposed, etc. Without looking at the text of the books, I can't be certain that Thoreau didn't misspell the words that the reader mis-pronounced, but I doubt it.

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  • Kellie Nguyen
  • 16-04-2020

The quarreling is more intense

The quarreling is more intense than usual because the King of England, son of the valiant Henry V, is a studious, uncertain, and ostentatiously devout minor. Played by none other than David Tennant, Henry VI is a weak king, who pleads ineffectually with his nobles to love God and befriend each other.

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  • Benny Cohen
  • 16-04-2020

All that, plus the novel's strong use of Henry

All that, plus the novel's strong use of Henry David Thoreau, might lead one to imagine/fear that the work is deep, thoughty, and overwrought.

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  • Alfredo Copeland
  • 15-04-2020

This is an excellent biography

This is an excellent biography of one of the best writers in English and one of the main personalities of America in the XIX Century.

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  • Derek Patterson
  • 14-04-2020

very pleased

An elegant reminder to balance work and pleasure. Also great for someone who prefers a simple life.

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  • Carmen Potter
  • 16-04-2020

Very insightful into how my mind works.

Very insightful into how my mind works. I mentioned several of the “modern” issues, in the mid 1800’s. I still concur about government, today. Too much of it, in our daily lives. “They” will never take freewill away for any of Us, I won’t let them.

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  • George Freeman
  • 16-04-2020

Expect Great Things

Lots of detail which seemed to have come from good research. If you like biographies you'll enjoy this one.

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  • Ruby Ortiz
  • 16-04-2020

Idiosyncratic naturist

This is, perhaps, the most intimate portrait of Thoreau and his times. A wonderful adventure into the the man and the environment that shaped him. I highly recommend it.

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  • Irma Brady
  • 16-04-2020

Delves into the life and multifariousness of Henry

Librarians will find this book to be an excellent addition to the library’s Thoreau collection. The hands-on activities add to the appeal for reluctant listener.

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  • Lorene Williams
  • 16-04-2020

The pictures and the activities make it a perfect

The pictures and the activities make it a perfect way for children to learn about historical events.

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  • Leona Sandoval
  • 16-04-2020

Dozens of activities to help the listener

Dozens of activities to help the listener see the world as Thoreau saw it. Adults and children will find this book fun to listen and follow in Thoreau's footsteps.

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  • Priscilla Malone
  • 16-04-2020

It's a classic for a reason.

v It's a classic for a reason. Much of Thoreau's philosophy to live simply is applicable in today's over-committed, information overload, keep up with the neighbors times.

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  • Lucas Fields
  • 16-04-2020

All at a good price.

Requires me to listenslowly as a paragraph is so full. Having read decades ago, it continues to be a wonderful listen. The print seems slightly small to my older eyes on fine paper & cover. All at a good price.

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  • Wanda Mclaughlin
  • 16-04-2020

Understanding of Henry Clay and American history

A very detailed personal and political biography of a complex man who came to prominence during a complex time. I found the political battles that Clay and his contemporaries engaged in fascinatingly detailed in this book.

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  • Guy Price
  • 16-04-2020

I found this very interesting,

I found this very interesting, and learned quite a bit from it. Most of us learn about American History by focusing on the Revolutionary War, then moving ahead to the Civil War and its causes.