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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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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gaggleframpf 05-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "What have you to fear from collectivism?"

    Only the following:

    1. Acting on contrary beliefs, disorienting your conscious experience.
    2. Consistently selling yourself short, as "not good enough," or as someone whose opinions have no value, because they go against the "social grain."
    3. Pervasive, brooding feelings of emptiness.
    4. Chronic, hopeless sense of exhaustion.
    5. Allowing the moods of others to dictate the mood of yourself around others.

    Although Ayn Rand was polemical in her nonfiction works, the empowering and individualist sense of life one receives from her works of fiction is second-to-none. Ignore her works of poetic realism at your peril.

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    Hunter 03-19-16
    Hunter 03-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A libertarian version of 1984"
    Any additional comments?

    Story was mildly interesting, but the real meat came at the very end, where Ayn Rand really gets into her philosophy.

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    Kari 02-17-16
    Kari 02-17-16
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    "Triumphant! A beautiful molding of the mind."

    I'm writing this a week later and have already started another book. Though I must say this short book is still ringing in my head. We all know that moment in a good movie, the explosion the bridge brings in a powerful song and the whimsical climax of a well written book.. This book gave me that. Is it for everyone, probably not. If you struggle getting out of your bubble and are so gripped by your own understanding and way of thought.. Find another book. If you can appreciate where this character is in time, where he is coming from and where he ends up.. If you can understand that without the teachings of a god, this is the most precious gift. Understanding ones self. It's beautiful; the explanation of love, friendship, hate, ego and reason you breathe. I can go on and on, but why should I? It's all in this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. Maxon Adams, NY 10-15-15
    J. Maxon Adams, NY 10-15-15 Member Since 2016
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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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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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