Rand's brilliant social narrative written over 50 years ago has proved to be more clairvoyant than Orwell's 1984. Her parasitic, altruism obsessed second-handers are today's scarcely disguised progressives. Read it -- then weep for our country and what once made it special and strong. Though an atheist, she could well be described as a modern Jeremiah.
Fantastic story, great read for leadership and being true to ones self. Very well written, to keep you captivated and to feel like you know the characters personally
I really thought this story was terribly stupid. Not a single likable character, which may not bother some people, but for me it made it hard to enjoy.
Rand's masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged, is so good that I thought I'd like this one too. But no, the story was much more convoluted and really didn't give the reader anything to root for. The narrator wasn't as good either.
This is the best narration of any audiobook I've heard thus far. Each character was given its own voice and personality so distinct that it almost doesn't need the 'said Rourke' or 'Doimique explained'. Great pacing also. Well done!
A harrowing story well written! Well thought out, wonderful characters, beautiful linguistics, The same plot as her other books... But a story worth telling, Repeatedly!
Here we see what is really happening in the world around us today with the suppression of great ideas and great people. We have a man of true brilliance and true talent being held back by a group that of individuals that fear what change may do to their lifestyles. The difference is that in today’s world when someone doesn’t want something done or changes. We the people are sold with the media (news, TV shows and Movies) why it’s a bad idea until it’s desperately needed or gains ground swell in a grass roots movement.
If Ayn Rand was alive today she would be telling us that her idea’s are being twisted and that corporations are selling the government on suppressing true business competition. Read the story and make up your own mind once you approach this with an open mind.