I have a hard time reading/listening to true fiction books. I think this is because my main reason for reading is to learn and not necessarily just for enjoyment, although I do read many historical fiction books. Favorites history/biography books and science/tech info books.
Im not one to read books twice but I definately would put it toward the top of my fiction books to read twice. Great book that shows the problems with forced wealth sharing and making decisions based on emotion rather than facts. Ayn Rand was a great thinker.
Really funny because he has to speak quotes for a lot of women and he actually changes his voice a bit to portray this. At first I thought this was wierd but after a while I reallized how much it helped me realize who was speaking. He did a great job.
Yes, the narrator! Gawd the narrator is painful to listen too. I tried to find another version and couldn't find one so I'm going to postpone listening until another version is up.
No probably not. I just wanted to hear it. I can't imagine this condensed into a 2 hr movie
This book was recommended by my daughter's partner. As I was listening, I came across person after person who had read it in their late teens, early twenties. I am in my mid 50's so I felt a little ashamed that I'd missed this one! I even came across a waitress in a coffee shop in Sydney (a young girl) who was so excited to see me reading/listening to her favourite book!
It is now dated in many ways and it was, at times, important that I kept my mind focused on the era in which it was written. The utopian ideals of the people who have escaped the mindless world that they used to inhabit, still today need to be explored in a ( I hate to say this) 'best practise' sort of way before I m convinced that their way of life will work long term.
Despite this, the story was great, the characters engaging, likeable, hateable, annoying, charming, and engaging.
This is a time piece that needs to be read by all who have an interest in the ways in which our world has been viewed over the decades of the 20th century.
The reader did a great job of differentiating between characters.
Objectionist philosophy is well laid out whether or not you subscribe to it.
Francisco's explaination of the virtues of money.
Dagny Taggart. For me, she was the most identifiable.
The story takes away from the philosophy and the philosophy takes away from the story but the one can't exist without the other so I was able to deal with that. The ending got a little super hero-ish, which I thought was very strange.
A busy Mum and Accountant. Listen to books while driving to work or sunbathing is my guilty pleasure.
Yes, I would listen to it again, but the next time I may skip some of the sections.
Although it was written in 1950s it have has parallels today's times.
There were too many to list.
This is a looooooong book, but wanting to know the rest of the story keeps you interested. There are obvious political positions in this book, and you can get quite upset at the antics the main characters have to go through. I know that this is just a book, but America could never get this far gone. Maybe when written back in the 1950s, but surely not now.
good performance throughout. I wonder how long it took to produce this audiobook since it is so long. Good job Mr. Brick.
It made me angry that politicians can get away with this kind of stuff, then I remembered its just a book.
Ravenous reader. Love audio books. Listen when I'm driving, shopping, lying in bed at night, outside on a beautiful day. I'm indifferent about my t.v. But, I'd suffer without my books.
It's a long read/listen. Dark and creepy. I loved it but it creeped me out. So, I would listen a second time around because I took many breaks, which I think screwed with the flow.
It's relentless. Full of tension.
Found most characters sounded the same and the sounded glib and bored.
The story is great, until the 45min disertation that repeats concepts over and over different ways.
the narator was very monotone, and hard to listen to, literally put me to sleep a couple of times.
It opened my eyes to the way the US is failing (and has been for decades now) and how it can be resolved! That's right, a real solution is presented and it's so simple it's scary but people have to be willing to stand up and make it happen (not violent).
The logic presented by John Galt is flawless and inspiring.
Absolutely which is rough because it is the longest book I've touched shy of the Bible (which didn't hold my attention well).
Just read it. I can't imagine anyone regretting it EVEN if they don't agree because it's so thought provoking.
Entrepreneur | Podcaster | Pilot
It is one of the most important books I've ever listened to.
The story itself is not very exciting, although I caught myself waiting impatiently for the every next turn of the storyline.
Henry Rearden and Francisco d'Anconia sounded really good to me.
The Day the Earth Stopped
Narration is outstanding.