On the Duty of Civil Disobedience


Read by Gord Mackenzie

(4.7 stars; 37 reviews)

Civil Disobedience is an essay by Henry David Thoreau. Published in 1849 under the title Resistance to Civil Government, it expressed Thoreau’s belief that people should not allow governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have a duty both to avoid doing injustice directly and to avoid allowing their acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War. (Summary from Wikipedia).

(1 hr 21 min)

Chapters

Part 1 42:40 Read by Gord Mackenzie
Part 2 38:39 Read by Gord Mackenzie

Reviews

Really captures the text

(5 stars)

This is a really great reading. The flowing tone slightly dramatizes the text as if listening to H.D Thoreau in conversation or thoughts as himself. Also recommend Walden.

great during tax season

(5 stars)

Great piece, first read for a masters history class and revisited due to the powerful sentiments. Well read and I’m very thankful this was available through LibriVox.

One Of The Bedt

(5 stars)

Wonderful reading! As if your sitting with Thoreau himself; methinks.

couldn't be said better, or hasn't yet anyway! GREAT reader too!

(5 stars)

(4.5 stars)

A treasure well delivered through clear and simple speech.

Really excellent reading!

(5 stars)

Thank you very much!