I'm not familiar with the print version, but a topic this dry is served best when not actually read.
Nothing really. It was good overall.
As stated earlier, it is a fairly dry topic- His accent and rhythm of speech is a little hypnotic at times and i found myself not listening often. Not to fault the narrator, its just not an exciting topic.
I was about to attempt a "test-out" college course in marketing by passing an exam in lieu of actually taking the class. I had 0 knowledge of marketing prior to the test and was hoping this could save me the time of reading the text book. If you are in a similar instance, the book is worth a listen- however, it is not likely sufficient alone to pass any sort of test. With that being said, it did greatly help my ease in reading the class text and did commit a few useful concepts to memory. I passed the test, but i ended up having to read the book.
One interested in writing absolutely. Possibly even one who is not.
Excellent narration Great voice. Fits the content.
The logical breakdown of how to write and how to give your subconscious standing-orders to help the process- also tactics for fatigue and writers block. just really excellent advice.
Show a scene, don't tell it.
MUST READ FOR ANY ASPIRING AUTHOR NONFICTION OR OTHERWISE.
New material. This book starts with an original essay and introduction- however the remainder of the book is large passages from her earlier works and novels. If you are familiar with these already and are looking for something new on objectivism this isn't it.
Good choice for rand's voice.
Good narrator and solid intro.. if you're unfamiliar with her works, i feel like this might contain too many spoilers, if you are familiar with her work there is nothing new here.
In either case, pass on this audiobook. If you want to read the new content, buy a used copy or sit in a library for an hour. I guess it could be good for highlighting if you dont want to taint your physical copies of the original works.
It has some interesting notions and concepts regarding possible future hostilities between nations and resources.
There is only one character- its a narrative of Zbigniew himself.
No. it would be ripe with propoganda.
I didnt gain any real useful information from this book. It did have some interesting commentary on historical tension and where america is likely to find itself in the future if it does not focus its attention at strategically positioning itself for continued dominance or the possibility of subservience to a growing Chinese economy.
Yes, i might, it has TONS of useful information and tips in actual survival situations involving a societal collapse.
I like TK best.
Great for this type of book, he performed shootout/action scenes like a true professional, adding suspense and rapidity to his voice. it was a pleasure to listen to. very engrossing.
Yes and no. one its long, so that would be absurd, but the story flows well enough that it could keep your attention probably the entire time.
This book is perfect for what it was intended to be. The applaud the author, it has all the right buzz words and references that people of the liberty/constitutional movement will appreciate and relate too. almost like inside jokes, the author does a brilliant job of marrying practical knowledge, fanatical patriot themes, and a thoroughly enjoyable story. With plot twists and character development, fantastic action scenes and a wealth of practical knowledge this book is A+ it's everything it should be and the writer should be extremely proud of it. check this out if you enjoy subjects of economics, survival, weaponry, tactics, sovereignty, liberty, patriotism, objectivity, constitutionalism, conservatism .. you will love it.
I enjoyed it, or elements of it. Its certainly preachy tho- if you're not down with god, you probably wont like any of this.
I liked its spirit.
It was all very uplifting.
I did think the author put too much emphasis on surrendering yourself to god and holds little value in building for yourself here on earth, in a physical sense. but does a good job conveying a critical point of worship. the active pursuit of god. its good to remind yourself that god can be accessible to you, personally. overall a good work. started to lose my attention toward the end as it gets a little preachy, but that might be your thing. check it out if you're a christian looking for some inspiration or to renew your relationship with christ.
I appreciate the sentiment and the ambition of the novella but it was slightly drab for my taste and for what's typical of Rand. She does a good job presenting her moral prerogatives, but the story is just lackluster. I get the idea and appreciate its intention.
I liked it, i wasn't particularly moved and having much understanding of the writer's viewpoint led to seemingly obvious conclusions, it wasn't surprising or suspenseful. Descriptive, mechanical, and expressive are my impressions of the story as a whole. The ending was predictable but i still enjoyed Rand's unique perspective and one liners.
Narration was good.
Its short, so probably- i likely wont listen again tho.
a satirical approach to a fundamental concept exemplifies where taking a collective can go to far in egalitarian societies.
Yes. Certain topics can be tough to navigate by text. Hearing it clearly and quickly i imagine will help with understanding some of the complexities involved in this philosophy.
Ayn Rand of course.
No. She was enjoyable.
What Art Could Be
I dont know much in the area of the arts, but this book made me feel like i could still relate to it. why art is essential to man's existence and how the quality and consideration of what art is and can be should strive to convey real world meaning and validity yet present an idealized version of life as an artistic vision of what to strive for. I would be interested in hearing classically taught artists view on the subjects in this work. Rand maintains Art is not or should not be relative subjective hodgepodge but universal focused intention.
It was just silly, which i get is its intention and there are finer artistic notes and use of language and pun to make thoughtful remarks on the society of its time. But generally, i think this work would be better appreciated in print.
It was slap-stick- that's not really disappointing because i didn't know much about the story before i started it.
Maybe a different cast, the switching of names back and forth lends itself to multiple narrators. a single narrator would likely have a tough time differentiating between each speaker.
not really worth the time for me. i guess it could be worthwhile to someone. i was expecting better.
I liked it, not in my top 10 or anything but I enjoyed it mostly out of being a fan of Ayn Rand.
She had a nice voice and did a good job differentiating voices enough without sounding silly.
Probably Leo or Comrade Taganov, just rich characters who have a lot of action in the story.
As much as I love Ayn Rand and the works of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, We the Living is considerably less impressive. While its good enough and having read her other works understanding her philosophy, the budding notions presented in this book are less developed but still stand out. I wont give too much of a spoiler here despite it involving the end of the book. I found particular substance in the books closing scenes- to think about what the characters stood for and what the consequential actions each say are extremely meaningful and beautifully punctuate the books theme and message. Very well done indeed. If you love Rand, consider this. If you don't know Rand, start somewhere else.
Loved it. Through and Through.
She's got a great speaking voice-
very good overview of the events during the french revolution, the factions, and the later napoleonic era. engaging and very well done. i recommend it.
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