Retired RN with 28 years in the operating room. An nurse educator specialized in surgical lasers and high risk equipment. Married for 36 years to my wonderful wife and mother of 3 men. Still waiting on the grand babies! While waiting, love to read & listen to books. I am a HUGE FAN OF AUDIBLE. COM!
Scary, Plausible, Beautiful
The beautiful way the author descibes even the minutiae to the gigantic.
Well, Scott Brick is my favorite. Nothing else to say.
It did both, but mostly cry out for all of humanity.
One of the most beautifully written books I have listened to. The 5 star rating is very deserved!
This book changed my perspective on so many things. For me it was not so much political, but an internal change. There are things I thought and felt my entire life, that I could not quite name, and that I allowed other people to make me doubt. And Ayn Rand described these things so clearly, beautifully and honestly. After reading this book, I will no longer doubt myself or what I know to be the truth. I will no longer allow others to manipulate and con-volute the truth. And most of all I will no longer feel that I need to downplay who I am or my abilities, and I will no longer put others needs in front of my own, (something I always used to do and misguidedly felt was the most admirable quality.) This book completely opened up my eyes, and I am a stronger, happier, more confident person for it.
I wasn't sure about the narration at first, but it really grew on me and I think it fit the story. I am now obsessed with Ayn Rand and her philosophies. I wish I would have read this when I was a lot younger, I think everyone should be forced to read or listen to this in high school, especially in this age where most young adults seem to not want to actually "work" for anything. If only they would all get it, its such a great lesson that once you understand I think sticks with you the rest of your life.
I have to say you have to have patience when reading or listening this book. Not just because of the length, but Ayn Rand tends to spend a lot of time building characters and the basis of the story, which adds a lot of layers and depth to both. This is something I personally love and appreciate. Just know that while it make take some time for the plot to really escalate, it is absolutely worth it.
The audio version brings this book alive! You will here the emotion in the dialogue expressed, the way the author intended for it.
No other book has the complex views and emotions of this book.
It was as if Scott performed this book in a broadway play. Such detail, tones and pauses only come from a seasoned performer.
No it requires that one digests whats going on and how you view it. A pauses in the sections is necessary.
A novel worth the investment ten folds.
JG ballard short stories
essentially flawless writing style
I can not beleve this is considered, by some, as a classic
The book is one of the most inspiring books I've read. I read most of this book, then became short on time and finished it with this audio version.
Regardless of whether or not you agree with the politics in the book, this books' characters and their resilience will inspire all. It was a life-changing read for me, to be honest.
The narrator's tone and interpretation were excellent and fit the material well.
This is a LONNNGGG Book, but it is so worth it - I would find myself looking forward to my drives, and then keep listening as much as I could during the day. I can't believe how 'timely' this book is for being 60 years old.
One of my new favorites!!
Dagny - Most developed character, motivational as well
I feel even more passionately that the socialist tendencies of our government and world are leading to major issues -
I always felt that way, but seeing a fictional reality of this sort solidifies my views.
I love the premise of this book and mostly agree with the philosophy contained it it... however ... IT IS WAY TOO LONG!. Ayn Rands character's thoughts and feelings are way over dramatic and have very little to do with the over-arching story. Not to mention the thoughts and feelings that some of her characters have (especially the male characters) are not realistic. Most people (especially men) are just not that subtle in their speech and mannerisms. And I would guess about 1/3 of this books could be cut out and not be missed in the least. Having said that, there are some pretty awesome parallels to today's social and political environment. It's hard to believe this was written over 50 years ago with how accurately it describes our society now...scary really. There are some pretty awesome things that happen in the book - that do not seem too far fetched or far distant for our society now. I think every student in college should read this book along with the other philosophies they are being indoctrinated with and see which philosophy wins. To be fair I agree with about 75% of what Ayn Rand is trying to say - but some of here ideas are a little too extreme for me....Still it has changed the way I see the world politically and the way I filter the media generally.
Yes because the narrator was incredible
all of it
Incredible, tho I have read the print book twice, this because of the narrator was much better. We should think of this today, the way the world is is going is very familiar.
So far, this is the best, partly, if not entirely because of Scott Brick's ability to moderate his voice so wonderfully. I used to listen to Audible titles all the time when I traveled for a living Now I look at a book and then look to see who narrated it. If Scott did it, I buy it; there are many narrators I'll think two or three times before clicking ok.
I'm still listening to it and frankly, this is one of those rare books that change totally when listened to as compared to reading it.
I've read Atlas Shrugged a few times from cover-to-cover and have changed my mind about what she had to say. First time around, I tossed the book across the room in anger. Second time, same reaction. Now? I'm starting to think that Ms. Rand was pretty close to being a prophet.
Whodathunk that this country would get as screwed up as it has? Competition is good but some of the court decisions that have been made in the past few years make me think of Ayn Rand.
I'm now in my 70s; I'm not an objectives and do not subscribe at all to her philosophy, however, some on the right wing are starting to make noises with which I do not feel comfortable. Particularly bothersome is the method that the funnymentalist Xians are using to take over certain committees to change the view of mainstream school children. Here in Texas, it is worse than absurd.
His meter and rhythm. He uses his voice the way broadcast announcers used to, and the tone of his voice tends to make my ears magnetized but not lulled. His clarity is crisp and keeps me paying attention. He places emphasis on phrases that I might have skimmed by without understanding its import.
Traveling Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, one MUST stay awake...Scott was always my best companion.
Have not finished the book this time around, but I am enjoying having the time to sit back and let Scott Brick paint pictures in my mind.