Great American Essays

  • by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain
  • Narrated by Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell, Jim Killavey
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hear some of the greatest American essays ever written! This unabridged collection covers a multitude of subjects, including philosophy, politics, turkeys, and dogs.It includes Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance"; Henry David Thoreau's "Walking" and "Civil Disobedience"; Mark Twain's "Hunting the Deceitful Turkey"; Benjamin's Franklin's "Reply to a Begging Letter"; and Thomas Paine's "The American Crisis".You'll also hear "The Union and Its New Constitution" by Alexander Hamilton; "The Art of Publicity" by P. T. Barnum; John Burroughs's "A Life of Fear"; Bradford Torry's "A Short Month"; Eugene Field's "Other People's Dogs"; and James Russell Lowell's "Abraham Lincoln".

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What would have made Great American Essays better?

Narration and editing are horrendous. The flat readings, and the ridiculously unnatural breaks, pauses, and stress points, make this about as tolerable as if I'd had my Macbook voice synthesizer read the essays to me. I regret the purchase.


Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

Narration and editing are horrendous. The flat readings, and the ridiculously unnatural breaks, pauses, and stress points, make this about as tolerable as if I'd had my Macbook voice synthesizer read the essays to me. I regret the purchase.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narration and editing are horrendous. The flat readings, and the ridiculously unnatural breaks, pauses, and stress points, make this about as tolerable as if I'd had my Macbook voice synthesizer read the essays to me. I regret the purchase.


What character would you cut from Great American Essays?

Narration and editing are horrendous. The flat readings, and the ridiculously unnatural breaks, pauses, and stress points, make this about as tolerable as if I'd had my Macbook voice synthesizer read the essays to me. I regret the purchase.


Any additional comments?

Narration and editing are horrendous. The flat readings, and the ridiculously unnatural breaks, pauses, and stress points, make this about as tolerable as if I'd had my Macbook voice synthesizer read the essays to me. I regret the purchase.

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- Greg Gauthier

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2008
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings