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Debbie

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  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5684)
    Performance
    (3622)
    Story
    (3650)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "At least I know "Who is John Galt"."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Ayn Rand's long-winded lectures throughout the story became excruciating to listen to and I ended up tuning much of them out - and I didn't lose track of the story by doing so.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I've down loaded 50 Shades of Grey - what a contrast!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Scott Brick’s performances?

    I might - Atlas Shrugged was difficult to listen to but it may not have been Brick's performance as much as the script from which he read.


    What character would you cut from Atlas Shrugged?

    John Galt - I know he's "the guy" the story's about. But I think his character is so fairy tale that Rand could have made him just that - a figment of one's imagination.


    Any additional comments?

    I had to learn about Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged so I could participate in current political exchanges with some level of informed knowledge. In a perfect world, in a perfect time, some 60+ years ago this story probably made sense. But greed and corruption have so crippled the American Dream that we'll need a decade or more just to dig opportunity out of the ground in which it has been buried before the dream can become a reality for "all Americans".

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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