Walden, Version 2


Read by Nick Bulka

(4.2 stars; 17 reviews)

Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development. - Summary by Wikipedia (11 hr 58 min)

Chapters

Economy (Part 1) 40:52 Read by Nick Bulka
Economy (Part 2) 34:22 Read by Nick Bulka
Economy (Part 3) 39:01 Read by Nick Bulka
Economy (Part 4) 34:14 Read by Nick Bulka
Economy (Part 5) 25:58 Read by Nick Bulka
Where I Lived, and What I Lived For 41:28 Read by Nick Bulka
Reading 26:25 Read by Nick Bulka
Sounds 39:42 Read by Nick Bulka
Solitude 23:22 Read by Nick Bulka
Visitors 31:29 Read by Nick Bulka
The Bean-Field 27:56 Read by Nick Bulka
The Village 13:11 Read by Nick Bulka
The Ponds 59:16 Read by Nick Bulka
Baker Farm 17:52 Read by Nick Bulka
Higher Laws 28:05 Read by Nick Bulka
Brute Neighbors 30:16 Read by Nick Bulka
House-Warming 37:15 Read by Nick Bulka
Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors 32:10 Read by Nick Bulka
Winter Animals 24:35 Read by Nick Bulka
The Pond In Winter 33:53 Read by Nick Bulka
Spring 45:37 Read by Nick Bulka
Conclusion 31:28 Read by Nick Bulka

Reviews

Excellent

(5 stars)

Yes, the volume is a bit low, but Nick Bulka's recording of Walden appropriately captures the whimsical tone that I believe Thoreau intended. Definitely worth a listen.

i think the voice is great

(5 stars)

pump up the volume

(4 stars)

ive wished for more volume on several Librivox recordings. This one I think the worst in that respect

Annoying

(2.5 stars)

The readers voice was annoying and choppy