Could be a very good book. But if feels like she just keeps looking for different words to say the same thing over and over and over.... and over..... and.... over... Eventually once I realized that the characters were starting another rant about the same principles - i just skipped ahead because I'd already heard it many times before - and i didn't miss a thing in the story.
I love stories that separate from our daily experience to explore concepts relevant to our future in a context that allows for deep analysis. Ayn Rand was one of those rare souls that sees things as they are instead of as they wish them to be. I found her story to be compelling and educational.
This is THE book that describes what happens when commuist thinking people take over the American Government. The scary thing is that we are NOW living this nightmare by having a radical leftist like Obama actually in the White House for his one term.
This book changed my life.
She created these characters and the narrator brought them to life. Her fictional books blow me away, but I do have to give credit to the narrator. What an excellent read. Outstanding!
I think this book should be required reading for all high schools, but that might go against the grain of the moral of the story?
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!