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Atlas Shrugged Audiobook

Atlas Shrugged [Audiobook]

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In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts?

In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? And why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies but against the woman he loves?

Tremendous in scope and breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, an electrifying moral defense of capitalism and free enterprise which launched an ideological movement and gained millions of loyal fans around the world.

©1985 Eugene Winick, Paul Gitlin and Leonard Peikoff; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    james niota, TN, United States 05-09-11
    james niota, TN, United States 05-09-11 Member Since 2014
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    "atlas shrugged"

    I had heard of the book and author, but had never taken the ,quite considerable, time necessary to read the book. I'm dissappointed in myself, for having put it off so long. without audible, I expect, I would still be procrastinating,(I've always wanted/meant to read this book) putting it off. absolutely great book, without a doubt, one of the best I've ever 'read'(audible) .a must must read, especially given todays headlines both in this country and outside this country. if you can stand taking a peek inside the mind of an author that has a handle on human nature,and how to describe it in laymans terms, this is your chance. though I have only listened to the unabridged version read by scott brick, I can truthfully say....bravo mr. brick, bravo. I can't praise his skills as a reader enough.absolutely a wonderful read, thanks in equal parts to the late ayn rand and the great narrative skills of mr brick. I'm really impressed. j.c.elliott

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    K. Coker 05-04-11
    K. Coker 05-04-11
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    "Stuck in my head"

    This is one of the books that you will read and it will stay in your head forever. The characters and the slow meltdown of society is something that will stay with me, especially as I look around at our world today and see bits and pieces of it happening now.

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    Rodolphe valdor, Quebec, Canada 04-25-11
    Rodolphe valdor, Quebec, Canada 04-25-11
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    "best non-fiction fiction book ever"

    theres a story-line..but it pales before the morales, monologues and teachings in this book. In breif, it's a tale of what would happen IF the well thinking but misguided socialists/communists in the world were to get their way fully.
    Of course, its only Ayn Rand's opinion.
    If you think socialism is great, don't listen to this book. It will just make you angry.
    If you think free market is good, this book will give you the rhetoric and arguments behind what you sub-consciously thought to be true.
    She provides examples, but no proofs(cuz they dont exist), so this book is only for people that already agrees with her.
    So, its a fiction..but not really. Best book out there nonetheless.
    its very long though, about 1400 pages long. bye

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    Gayle MADISON, OHIO, United States 04-19-11
    Gayle MADISON, OHIO, United States 04-19-11
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    "Over 50 years old and more on target than ever"

    I have read Atlas Shrugged either 5 or 6 times, and decided to try the audiobook so that I could listen and still get things done around the house. The audio is great. I am so glad that the movie is finally being made. Part one came out on April 15. This is one of those few life changing books. Please read!

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    William East Moline, Illinois, United States 04-17-11
    William East Moline, Illinois, United States 04-17-11 Member Since 2010
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    "This novel from the past is our future"

    I read this work some twenty years ago and like most it had a profound effect on how I viewed the world that has come to manifest itself. Many of the reviewers have expressed the desire that this should be mandatory reading for those young children in our education system. I concur totally with the sure understanding that this will never happen. Sadly, a large percentage of our young are lost to the idea of reading yet alone grasping the monumental ideas this work presents. Still, perhaps some will understand. After listening to this presentation, I resent all the more what the collectivists have given us. Much of the criticism of Ayn Rand is that her ideas are unworkable in the real world as if the results of the collectivists somehow led to the utopia they have always promised but never delivered. Her ideas have never really been tried and probably never be. I thought that the narration by Scott Brick was quite good although I understand that the earlier one with Christopher Hurt is much preferred by some. Overall a great rendition of a work that rises above all superlatives. Thanks to Audible for the great pricing. Well worth it.

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    Sean 04-12-11
    Sean 04-12-11 Member Since 2014
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    "great book well read"

    One of my favorite books from one of my favorite authors. I thought Scott Brick did a wonderful job reading this story and was able to keep the story interesting for all 60+ hours. I would highly recomend this title

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    Timothy South Charleston, WV, United States 04-09-11
    Timothy South Charleston, WV, United States 04-09-11 Member Since 2004
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    "as good as it gets"

    Thank you Scott Brick and the incredible Ayn Rand. Incredible character development, philosophy, eroticism, and pacing. Scott Brick is the perfect reader for this wonderful experience. The book is very long, but I have resumed listening at random chapters, and each stands on its own! Choose this one with confidence.

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    Christy Kenosha, WI, United States 02-25-11
    Christy Kenosha, WI, United States 02-25-11
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    "WOW.... WOW."

    Narration - perfect. Story - riveting. I can't begin to offer up the praise this work deserves. With over 60 hours of story under its belt - Ms. Rand had my attention from word one. I listened to this book compulsively for weeks and it hammered itself into my number-one-book-of-all-time spot. I just loved it. The characters, the plot, the politics, the intrigue. I may never find a book to beat it. Highly, highly recommended. Perfect. Literary. Genius.

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    Michelle tulare, CA, United States 02-17-11
    Michelle tulare, CA, United States 02-17-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Life changing"

    This book gave a face to an evil presence I have seen, and fought against, my whole life. If this book wasn’t soaked in Ayn Rand’s economical-social theory, which I find to be interesting alone, it would still be full with rich characters and an intriguing plot. This book changed the way I go through life and the people I surround myself with. Identify the destroyers.

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    K. Booher Indy, IN USA 01-24-11
    K. Booher Indy, IN USA 01-24-11 Listener Since 2009

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    "very creative and long"

    Overall I like this book and has caused me to think a lot. I love the authors use of words to describe people and nature. She is very creative and it is quite a read. I think she paints 1/2 the portrait of success. I bit unbalanced and lacking in the true foundation of real success but a lot to be gleaned here.

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