Reviews for Walden


Booklist Monthly Selections - # 2 March 2003
Robbins' reading of The Great Gatsby resonates with moral disgust as he portrays narrator Nick Carraway, who hates the wealthy but shows respect for Jay Gatsby, who is never able to capture the one thing he wants, elusive Daisy Buchanan. Another reader, Robert Sean Leonard, presents Fitzgerald's correspondence in a matter-of-fact manner that echoes the contents of the letters. The classic story of self-reliance, Walden is perfectly narrated by Morgan, who relays all the subtleties of Thoreau's philosophy. Morgan's reading sounds so nineteenth century that one can almost hear Thoreau saying, "Most men live lives of quiet desperation." --Mary McCay Copyright 2003 Booklist Reviews

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