“It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil.” Deep issues of conscience are explored in Ayn Rand’s dystopian tale of a man who dares to fight against a system that invades his very mind and identity.
Public Domain (P)2009 B.J. Harrison
Everyone should read this book many times over! So you'll be prepared to read it aloud to your children or employees. After I read it a few times, I thought it was juvenile in comparison to THE FOUNTAINHEAD, and ATLAS SHRUGGED, not so! After having read and/or listened each of these books many times, I see a depth unseen previously. This book is more than a mere primer for Ayn's later books, but a stand alone living book.
I liked it, but I didn't love it. The style was certainly different than The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged, but the theme was unmistakably a Randian dystopia.
The narration was good, but quiet in the first few chapters and perhaps more theatrical than I was looking for. Don't get me wrong, it was good narration, but more Shakespearean than conversational.
It's a very short piece but still a worthwhile listen.
I love this story alot, the narrator did a great job with it and his voice was better than any other that i found and was the cheapest of all of them. Feel like everyone needs too read this at least once.
Anthem is a good starting point for Ayn Rand's novels.
Dip your does into Objectivism with Anthem to see if you agree with her preachings.
It is short enough to tolerate if it does not sit well with you but will leave you wanting more if it does, especially with Anthem's strong ending.
did not think we would like this book. but I did. I see. weakness in fear and. giving up of oneself to a society of mediocrity. for the sake of control through forced and train adherence.
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