As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
My husband began trying to get me to read this book 10 years ago, when as a successful business owner I encountered many of the things described within this work. I wish I had hadn't waited so long to read it...perhaps if I had read it in college, I could have saved myself 30 years of guilt! It is long, but I understand why it needed to be. And it is eerie to see and hear Atlas Shrugged played out in our political and social life now. Who is John Gault?
story got lost in the dialogue,
maybe, I would be very hesitant
yes, love Scott Brick
The majority of the radio announcement from John Gault! way too long almost didn't finish I got so bored.
I love Atlas Shrugged! This is a wonderful book free of socialist sentimentality and excuse for being inept. Atlas Shrugged is mercilessly wonderful!
This book is so captivating and relavant. Even with its length it seemd to be over too soon. A must read!
This is a the top of the list of all audio books so far, and arguably at the top of my list of all-time books.
The relevant way the author handles the idea of Socialism and Communism against the backdrop of a crumbling society.
The point where Dagny Taggart wakes up in the valley where all of the industrialists are hiding.
Audible is the best thing since sliced bread..
I admit that I do not have an I've league education. To really get this book I think its required.
I read because I love it. I enjoy the stories and learning new things.
But this was just to much smart person for me. This lady has a brilliant mind. I compliment her skills and intelligence. If your like me and want to enjoy a work of fiction for the escape it gives you then this is just simply to much work. I spent half the time looking up words. I wish I could get a "Stupid person credit refund".
I was warned about the narration but it's so bad I wonder if I can finish this rendition. Aside from a misinterpretation of the tone of the book and demeanor of the characters, the narration is pretentious and overacted. Brick's voice is wispy and melancholy; a sing-songy intonation that cares more for the words than the context. But it's unfair to hang this all on Brick. A catastrophe of this proportion takes teamwork.
Yes, One of the best books out there, I would actually recommend it in the audio format.
It is an eye opener that parallels current society but was written 50+ years ago........I guess some things never change.
None really compare that I have read
Nothing stands out, but it has been several months since I listened to it the last time.
Why John Galt of course, just to talk about it all
This book starts a bit slow which I believe makes it hard to read in the printed version..................long live Audible.
I had really been looking forward to listening to this book. But i found Mr. Brick's narration just too snide and sarcastic. It would be one thing to have the characters conversations read that way, but there was simply no break from it and it grew old. I wanted to stop, but decided to see it through to the end. Every character was endlessly preachy. Speeches going on for hours.... While I understand that the author was expressing a specific philosophy, i just wish that brevity or at least succinctness had been a part of it. Had the philosophy required this degree of explanation it may have been worth it. But too much was simply a repeat of what had previously been said. In my favorite books I find myself hitting the skip back button to make sure I don't miss anything. With this book i wouldn't even bother to rewind if I fell asleep.
The book has a great premise and when the author isn't on a soap box preaching through the characters, the book is enjoyable. Too many long sections that seem to repeat each other and drag. One long narrative, and by long I mean hours, could easily be left out of the book.