I had heard of the book and author, but had never taken the ,quite considerable, time necessary to read the book. I'm dissappointed in myself, for having put it off so long. without audible, I expect, I would still be procrastinating,(I've always wanted/meant to read this book) putting it off. absolutely great book, without a doubt, one of the best I've ever 'read'(audible) .a must must read, especially given todays headlines both in this country and outside this country. if you can stand taking a peek inside the mind of an author that has a handle on human nature,and how to describe it in laymans terms, this is your chance. though I have only listened to the unabridged version read by scott brick, I can truthfully say....bravo mr. brick, bravo. I can't praise his skills as a reader enough.absolutely a wonderful read, thanks in equal parts to the late ayn rand and the great narrative skills of mr brick. I'm really impressed. j.c.elliott
This is one of the books that you will read and it will stay in your head forever. The characters and the slow meltdown of society is something that will stay with me, especially as I look around at our world today and see bits and pieces of it happening now.
theres a story-line..but it pales before the morales, monologues and teachings in this book. In breif, it's a tale of what would happen IF the well thinking but misguided socialists/communists in the world were to get their way fully.
Of course, its only Ayn Rand's opinion.
If you think socialism is great, don't listen to this book. It will just make you angry.
If you think free market is good, this book will give you the rhetoric and arguments behind what you sub-consciously thought to be true.
She provides examples, but no proofs(cuz they dont exist), so this book is only for people that already agrees with her.
So, its a fiction..but not really. Best book out there nonetheless.
its very long though, about 1400 pages long. bye
I have read Atlas Shrugged either 5 or 6 times, and decided to try the audiobook so that I could listen and still get things done around the house. The audio is great. I am so glad that the movie is finally being made. Part one came out on April 15. This is one of those few life changing books. Please read!
I read this work some twenty years ago and like most it had a profound effect on how I viewed the world that has come to manifest itself. Many of the reviewers have expressed the desire that this should be mandatory reading for those young children in our education system. I concur totally with the sure understanding that this will never happen. Sadly, a large percentage of our young are lost to the idea of reading yet alone grasping the monumental ideas this work presents. Still, perhaps some will understand. After listening to this presentation, I resent all the more what the collectivists have given us. Much of the criticism of Ayn Rand is that her ideas are unworkable in the real world as if the results of the collectivists somehow led to the utopia they have always promised but never delivered. Her ideas have never really been tried and probably never be. I thought that the narration by Scott Brick was quite good although I understand that the earlier one with Christopher Hurt is much preferred by some. Overall a great rendition of a work that rises above all superlatives. Thanks to Audible for the great pricing. Well worth it.
One of my favorite books from one of my favorite authors. I thought Scott Brick did a wonderful job reading this story and was able to keep the story interesting for all 60+ hours. I would highly recomend this title
Thank you Scott Brick and the incredible Ayn Rand. Incredible character development, philosophy, eroticism, and pacing. Scott Brick is the perfect reader for this wonderful experience. The book is very long, but I have resumed listening at random chapters, and each stands on its own! Choose this one with confidence.
Narration - perfect. Story - riveting. I can't begin to offer up the praise this work deserves. With over 60 hours of story under its belt - Ms. Rand had my attention from word one. I listened to this book compulsively for weeks and it hammered itself into my number-one-book-of-all-time spot. I just loved it. The characters, the plot, the politics, the intrigue. I may never find a book to beat it. Highly, highly recommended. Perfect. Literary. Genius.
This book gave a face to an evil presence I have seen, and fought against, my whole life. If this book wasn’t soaked in Ayn Rand’s economical-social theory, which I find to be interesting alone, it would still be full with rich characters and an intriguing plot. This book changed the way I go through life and the people I surround myself with. Identify the destroyers.