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Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience (Unabridged)

Lu par : Rupert Degas
Durée : 11 h et 43 min

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In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect – while surviving on eight dollars a year.

From this experience emerged Walden, one of the great classics of American literature, and a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that Thoreau saw as the main impulses of mid-19th-century America. Here also is Civil Disobedience, Thoreau’s essay on just resistance to government, which not only challenged the establishment of his day but has been used as a flag for later campaigners from Mahatma Ghandi to Dr Martin Luther King.

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  • Tommy
  • 17/08/2012

Brilliant

Thoreau wrote with passion and sometimes anger. The performance reflects Thoreau's bitterness with the government and people of Concord and the United States. Thoreau looks deep into himself and society. The writing is amazing and Degas played to the character almost as if he was an old friend of Thoreau.

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  • James J. Edwards
  • 13/11/2011

Kudoes for Rupert Degas

Henry David could not read Walden's timeless words any better than Degas. I've listened to it many times, and I hear new wisdom with each listen. I first read Walden 50 years ago, and Thoreau's message is just as timey today as it was then. Degas does justice to this everlasting classic. Thoreau by Degas is a treasure for all nature lovers.

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  • Abby Sher
  • 02/05/2012

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How did the narrator detract from the book?

The reader conveyed a persistent tone of anger, resentment and scorn. Never just thoughtful. I kept wondering what voice I would have heard reading the actual book and how reading it myself would have changed my experience of the book.

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  • JTROTH
  • 19/08/2011

amazing book, ok narration

The book is amazing but most of the literate world already knows this. The reading is ok. At first sounding poetic but as the tone of each sentence goes through the same cyle of inflection, it starts to become repetitious and boring. The narrator begins each sentence strong and clear and slowly meanders to a quiet finish, almost whispering the last words. This would be fine ocaasionally but as it continues to recur you get exhausted listening to him. By no way should this trump the importance of this book in every collection and if your prefered method of digestion is auditory, I maintain a high recommendation for the purchase of this work.

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  • christopher d cessna
  • 10/10/2016

Thought provoking

Amazing book! I occasionally struggled with the narration but the content made that easy for me to keep listening.

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  • Ryan Hunt
  • 05/03/2013

This should be read by everyone!

What made the experience of listening to Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience (Unabridged) the most enjoyable?

This book will help you stop and reevaluate things. Too caught up in the struggles of modern life? Thoreau's Walden is a must read.

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  • Nolan
  • 31/07/2012

great storyteller. Must read classic.

Where does Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience (Unabridged) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

with the best

Who was your favorite character and why?

Henry,the main character with deep thoughts about life. Very useful knowledge of living.

What does Rupert Degas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

an attitude of awe.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

MUST READ/LISTEN TO THIS BOOK

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  • Michael
  • 28/06/2012

Didn't care for the narration

This is a great book, but I couldn't get into listening to it. I found myself drifting off to sleep or day dreaming. I think this was partly because the narrator's voice is rather depressing to listen to--flat, sad and dejected--although this very well may be the tone of the writer's voice and not the narrator's fault.

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  • Babak
  • 07/06/2012

Good book, good narration

Thoreau is a great writer, thinker, and philosopher. I really enjoyed Walden.

I like the performance by Rupert Degas.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14/11/2018

A Great Listen and a Classic

Surprisingly relevant to our times, this book provides a guide for thinking. It can be enjoyed for it's place in time, but it's poetry-prose at its best. Some have found it condescending, but it's beautiful, edgy, and has lasting wisdom. I even enjoyed a bit of the bean counting economics, but more prominent is the celebration of individualism against a lost society. There are lessons here for now, expressed with a mix of wit, charm, and gall. The audio performance is excellent. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes