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.
Overall I like this book and has caused me to think a lot. I love the authors use of words to describe people and nature. She is very creative and it is quite a read. I think she paints 1/2 the portrait of success. I bit unbalanced and lacking in the true foundation of real success but a lot to be gleaned here.
This book has got to be one of the "Must Read" books for all generations. It speaks to our present with a universal journey through our common past. This is a roadmap for our health, happiness and prosperity into our future. Atlas Shrugged is harsh reality softened with human and Godly love. It will resonate in the yearning hearts and thoughtful minds of every person who dares to seek love and never stops asking, "why?"
This is a MUST for any Freedom Loving American who ever believed in the Capitolist marketplace... It is quite simply brilliant in it's accuracy to say nothing of it's prophetic qualities! To think that the Author wrote this tomb some 50+ years ago... this book was written, and should be required reading, for all current and future generations! Could there be a more important work for our day? Who is John Gault? Indeed WHERE IS John Gault? WE NEED HIM!!! God Save America!