On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Version 2)

Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.7 stars; 518 reviews)

Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such 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 by Wikipedia) (1 hr 2 min)


Chapter 01 31:27 Read by Bob Neufeld
Chapter 02 31:14 Read by Bob Neufeld


Great Reader Great Book....

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Bob Neufeld is a wonderful reader with voice and diction that both soothe and communicate beautifully. This text, of course, is interesting and challenging.

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Very good reader, with a nice and easily understandable speaking (thanks to him), for an interesting book. It is funny to see how relevant these ideas still are today.


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Is amazing to comprehend the present through his Trudeau, besides that I need to thank the reader foe the amazing work and Librivox for the enlightment. My sincere words, Neil.

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I like to stand in the mirror and wag my finger at myself while I listen to this.

Brilliant text, magnificent reading!

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The absolute best combination of reader and book I have ever bear witness. This gentlemans voice sounds exactly as I would imagine the writer would sound, as if the writer was reading before his ink had dried. I am inspired to re-interperate the text to suit my homeland, if only I could justly.

Great read and reader

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Good perspective on the relationship between the individual and government. Also the reader did a great job.