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Atlas Shrugged Audiobook
Atlas Shrugged
Written by: 
Ayn Rand
Narrated by: 
Edward Herrmann
Atlas Shrugged Audiobook

Atlas Shrugged

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Publisher's Summary

"Who is John Galt?" is the immortal question posed at the beginning of Ayn Rand's masterpiece. The answer is the astonishing story of a man who said he would stop the motor of the world and did.

As passionate as it is profound, Atlas Shrugged is one of the most influential novels of our time. In it, Rand dramatizes the main tenets of objectivism, her philosophy of rational selfishness. She explores the ramifications of her radical thinking in a world that penalizes human intelligence and integrity.

Part mystery, part thriller, part philosphical inquiry, part volatile love affair, Atlas Shrugged is the book that confirmed Ayn Rand as one of the most popular novelists and most respected thinkers of the 20th century.

©1957 Ayn Rand, renewed ©1985 Estate of Ayn Rand; (P)2000 HighBridge Company

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    James College Station, TX, United States 04-23-16
    James College Station, TX, United States 04-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The reading is painfully bad"
    Any additional comments?

    After 4 times through the 52hr version, I may have gotten 10min into this version at most. The Dagny sounds like a derpy gullible spoiled child. Eddie sounds like he has anger management issues. James sounds decisive and calm. It hurts to listen to.

    Dagny is supposed to be one of the strongest and most determined characters. Think of someone strong and stable minded in real life and then imagine that they speak with the tones of an angry pre-tween child. Clashes horribly right? Go with Christopher hurt. Some parts of the original version could use abridging I think, but this reading is not listenable after hearing tones that actually fit the roles.

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    R H 03-16-16
    R H 03-16-16
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    "Garbage"

    Pure garbage. A boring waste of time. Somehow worse than the movies. Would not recommend.

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    RJ 03-11-16
    RJ 03-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Narration and Thought Provoking Plot"

    A unique and riveting story with mind-blowing theories about the world of politics and economics. I was engaged in economics like never before. Not boring at all. Very applicable in our world today--especially to the "looters" of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Great respect and credit to the narrator. One of the best. He clearly brought out personalities of each individual in the broad cast of characters. Very entertaining.

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    Amah 11-11-15
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    "favorite! must read!"

    This book has made clear so many of the confusing aspects of our societies. I wish I had read this 15 years ago when I was a teenager.
    I am so grateful for the rational and logical ideas shared in this book; For the insights into the machine of a looting government and the lazy way people can let others tell them what to think. I am going to recommend this to everyone and read it again. I'm going to have my children read it.

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    seth 09-22-15
    seth 09-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book of all time."

    Ayn Rand is the only person I can think whose words don't make a person think, but understand. I wouldn't say that I agree with her, but that I understand that her logic was and is absolutely correct. It wasn't logic that she created, but found, and perfectly relayed. I hope her words can change the world.

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    Aygee Khay Maryland, USA 08-28-15
    Aygee Khay Maryland, USA 08-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The story is nearly prophetic"

    This classic should be read by any person that is frustrated with the way things are. The precision by which it foretold our current situation is uncanny. The only thing in this reading that is somewhat frustrating is the single reader plain out so many parts and using somewhat contrived accents. In the larger scheme of things, that does not significantly detract from this most vital piece of fiction.

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    MJ 08-17-15
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    "As good as everyone told me it would be"

    this book was an amazing story about the value of a capitalism in America and our world that the younger generation does not understand. Most people think capitalism is wrong and greedy. this book explains why its not and without it american would not be as great of a country as it is now.

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    Marcus 06-17-15
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    "interesting subject, but predicable story"

    great subject, but quite predictable story. I usually don't read (listen) abridged versions. but in this case strongly recommended

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    JWD 05-25-15
    JWD 05-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow!"

    The best book I've ever read! I've listened to it at least 10 times through in the last month.

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    MouthpieceMedia 05-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing and Complex"

    Gripping, eye opening story with a top tier narrator. Stick through the first dry hour.

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