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Anthem Audiobook

Anthem

“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.
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“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

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    J. Maxon Adams, NY 10-15-15
    J. Maxon Adams, NY 10-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very quick, Hard to follow at first."

    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.

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    Chris Oravetz ROANOKE, TX, US 09-17-15
    Chris Oravetz ROANOKE, TX, US 09-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Ayn being Ayn"

    true to all of her themes. good narration too. still relevant today, I wish all would read it.

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    Ryan 09-13-15
    Ryan 09-13-15
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    "Be Happy"

    I love this book and really enjoyed the audio. Anthem has always been a favorite of mine. Ayn Rand has a excellent style of writing and creative geneuity.

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    Jessica 06-29-15
    Jessica 06-29-15
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    "beautiful."

    this is an amazing, wonderful book detailing the world as we may eventually know it

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    Lehi 06-25-15
    Lehi 06-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Free will"

    BJ Harrison was amazing... I think Ayn would have like it
    It was exactly what Ayn Rand has always taught.

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    Brent 05-31-15
    Brent 05-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A great storty."

    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.

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    Matt 05-25-15
    Matt 05-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Test your tolerance for Ayn Rand"

    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.

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    James Sandoval Ca. 04-23-15
    James Sandoval Ca. 04-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Too short but powerful!"

    It had everything I needed in a small bite sized package with a great moral and lesson to the story.

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    Brian 11-22-15
    Brian 11-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "MUST READ MANY TIMES OVER"

    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.

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    Lee Robertson 05-02-15
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    "forced reading turned good"

    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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    "A Little Dose of Atlas Shrugged"

    Listening to this novella was strangely empowering even with the dystopian feel it carries. l had to get to the end to make up my mind. lt dawned on me that it was a little dose of Atlas Shrugged.

    lt got me revisiting my struggles thus far. The ending is magic. You'll see.

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