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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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    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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    Ron Harrisburg, PA, United States 11-16-10
    Ron Harrisburg, PA, United States 11-16-10
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    "Enlightening and Supremely Entertaining."

    This book has got to be one of the "Must Read" books for all generations. It speaks to our present with a universal journey through our common past. This is a roadmap for our health, happiness and prosperity into our future. Atlas Shrugged is harsh reality softened with human and Godly love. It will resonate in the yearning hearts and thoughtful minds of every person who dares to seek love and never stops asking, "why?"

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory 10-25-10
    Gregory 10-25-10

    I read mostly fiction, almost all genres! I have read thousands of books and cannot get enough! Audible is addictive, so beware! 😈

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    "Awesomely Freightening"

    This is a MUST for any Freedom Loving American who ever believed in the Capitolist marketplace... It is quite simply brilliant in it's accuracy to say nothing of it's prophetic qualities! To think that the Author wrote this tomb some 50+ years ago... this book was written, and should be required reading, for all current and future generations! Could there be a more important work for our day? Who is John Gault? Indeed WHERE IS John Gault? WE NEED HIM!!! God Save America!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chad Independence, MO, United States 08-21-10
    Chad Independence, MO, United States 08-21-10
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    "Mirroring other's comments w/ a recommendation"

    I had wanted to read Atlas Shrugged for years, and decided that this summer was the time to take the plunge. When I happened to see that Scott Brick was the reader...BONUS! Like many have said, though he does a great job with narration, he can read slow at times. What I did was listen to about the first 10 hours at normal speed, thinking this would give me a better feel for characters. Then I sped up the reading to x2 on my iphone. This really helps... Though Rands writing is superb, certain sections really started to drag because of the slow reading. I would highly suggest the Scott Brick edition.

    I don't need to write in praise of the book itself...self-evident!

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    slug69 Pittsburgh, PA 08-15-10
    slug69 Pittsburgh, PA 08-15-10 Member Since 2010
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    "The Playbook for the Liberal Elite"

    The book when written wasn't meant to be a prophetic book but a view of what would become of the United States unless policies and progressive political agenda's could be squashed. Well given the current state of affairs with this current and recent past administrations, Democrat and Republican alike, we are venturing down a road that was part fact and mostly fictional. It has now done a 180 and it is mostly fact and part fictional. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

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    Christine Norman, OK, USA 03-09-10
    Christine Norman, OK, USA 03-09-10
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    "AMAZING"

    This was an amazing book!! I wish that all of the leaders of the world, not just the USA, would read this!! I think this book, would change our world...

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    Teresa Broken Arrow, OK, USA 01-06-10
    Teresa Broken Arrow, OK, USA 01-06-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Give it time to build"

    It took me 4 or 5 chapters to get into this novel. Well worth the effort. To quote the publisher "Tremendous in scope and breathtaking in its suspense"

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Webster, MA, USA 11-11-09
    Stephen Webster, MA, USA 11-11-09
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    "Spectacular"

    Ayn Rand does an exquisite job of conveying her objectivist philosophy in a wonderfully entertaining novel. A must read for anyone with a mind!

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    Rod Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 11-11-09
    Rod Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 11-11-09
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    "Blown Away!!"

    The quality of writing and the incredible account of a world where mind is absent is unique. This is the best book ever!
    The reader does an incredible job from distinguishing different characters and their individual voices to the point that before they are identified you know who is speaking. This is a longer version but the quality of reading is superb. I recommend this version.

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    Jeffrey Cherry Hill, NJ, USA 10-25-09
    Jeffrey Cherry Hill, NJ, USA 10-25-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Great, worth the time!"

    This is very long listen, but one that is well worth it. It makes you think about life and has wonderful descriptions of the characters and a time when the country was so young. I am very excited about reading more from Ayn Rand.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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