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  • A Spontaneous Order

  • The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society
  • By: Chase Rachels
  • Narrated by: Graham Wright
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society is an astonishingly concise, rigorous, and accessible presentation of anarcho-capitalist ideals. It covers a wide range of topics including: money and banking, monopolies and cartels, insurance, health care, law, security, poverty, education, environmentalism, and more! To enjoy this compelling listen requires no previous political, philosophical, or economic knowledge as all uncommon concepts are defined and explained

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great content, shame about sleep-inducing audio

  • By Mike Blain on 10-23-16

"End the State. Free the Market. Liberate your Mind"

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-16

after I finished Chase Rachels' Spontaneous Order, I could think of nothing so much as, Pierre-Simon Laplace's, oft quoted, expiation to Napoleon when he asked about, the lack of God, in his theory.
"I have no need for that hypothesis"

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Atlas Shrugged

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,655

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long listen but worth the effort and patience

  • By Emily on 05-04-13

A revolutionary book that changed my life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would and I do. I have become somwhat of an evangelist for Atlas Shrugged and for Objectivism in genaral. This book gave me a whole new outlook on life. It was a triumphant salute to all that I love on this earth. Read it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Its hard to pick but If I have to choose it would be Hank Rearden because I identify with his ideological struggle and with his path twards his ultimate self absolution.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

Scott Brick did a wonderful Job with all the characters I cant pick one.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes however it is 63 hours so that is not posible but I would often find myself listing to it for 15 hours straight.

Any additional comments?

Atlas Shrugged is the most important book ever writen. If you have not read it you are missing out on an adventure that will sweep you off your feet and never put you back down again. If it has been a wile sense you have read it. Read it again you will be suprised at the strength you will get from it and the knowledge it will arm you with

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Objectivism

  • The Philosophy of Ayn Rand
  • By: Leonard Peikoff
  • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
  • Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

This brilliantly conceived book is based on a lecture course given by Dr. Leonard Peikoff in 1976 entitled, "The Philosophy of Objectivism". The lectures were attended by Ayn Rand, who helped prepare them and who also joined Peikoff in answering questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The very best overview of Objectivism

  • By L. Hattery on 06-24-05

The Most Important philisophical achievement

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-14

Where does Objectivism rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among all the books on audible I have read it is surpassed only by Rands own writings. Dr Peikoff brilliantly presents Rands revolutionary philosophy.

What other book might you compare Objectivism to and why?

Anything by Ayn Rand

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite part of the book is his discussion of the formation of concepts.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did have an extreme reaction. That reaction was one of exhilarating joy. This book helped make clear to me a who new rational method of thought and along with Rands writings has changed my life

2 of 2 people found this review helpful