Rand's Protagonist, Equality 7-2521, describes a surreal world of faceless, nameless drones who "exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State. Amen." Alone, this daring young man defies the will of the ruling councils and discovers the forbidden freedoms that prevailed during the Unmentionable Times. In other words, he finds and celebrates the power of the self. In doing so, he becomes the prototypical Rand hero, a bold risk-taker who shuns conformity and unabashedly embraces egoism.
This exciting dramatization features an electrifying performance by veteran actor and former BBC Drama Repertory Company member Paul Meier. It is certain to be the definitive recording of Anthem and a milestone in audio interpretation of literary classics.
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Yes! I would also let my kids hear the book . I could not stop hearing till the book was over.
The realization that each individual is different & special & collectivism is not the answer. Individual liberty & maximum freedom is the answer to the ills of our society today.
I would buy more audible books if he is the narrator.
Absolutely. The voice acting and music are top notch, and really add to the power of this work.
I loved Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. This one was a real yawner for me, however. I'm sure in its time it was relevant and new. It is a bit dated these days.
Disliked the rise in the tune of his sentences as they progressed.
This is by far the best production of this that you can get. Rand is a genius. If you haven't discovered her, this is a very good starting point. And the narration, music, everything about how this production is put together is simply perfect.
This is one of the very few books I prefer on audio. Some passages literally took my breath away. Fantastic story, perfect narration.
The narration was OK. A bit flat, which did not help with the tedious, repetitive, sophomoric prose. If you're a budding narcissist with delusions of grandeur, then I do not doubt that Anthem will be a stimulating credo. If Anthem is an exposition of Ayn Rand's "objectivist" philosophy, where is the philosophy? This is not a literary expression of philosophical principles. This book exhibits nothing approaching modern or classical philosophy.
It is a tedious story about elevating egoism and selfishness as the most important life guiding principles.
At least Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead had some interesting characters and some interesting plot.
Want a fascinating story that puffs up the core of "you"? One word sums this story up, Ego, and not in the way you may imagine. Dive in and get carried away and I hope you find your Ego.
I'm a big Ayn Rand fan. Anthem is one of my favorites. This is not a long story but has so much about our culture written in it. The truly amazing thing is many of the things she writes about did not exist at the time it was written, but many of the technology, governmental, and societal concepts and ideas are true today. Just another one of Ayn Rands "Wake Up Call" books.
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