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Publisher's Summary

Ayn Rand’s dystopic science-fiction novella takes place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned -- when it is allowed to occur at all -- and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. As is common in her work, Rand draws a clear distinction between the “socialist/communal” values of equality and brotherhood and the “productive/capitalist” values of achievement and individuality.

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Amazingly GOOD READ!!!!!

Iam in 8th grade and have to do a report on "Anthem" I was a little afraid at first thinking it was to advanced, but I understood every bit of it. Life in this society is unthinkable. "I" love that Prometheus found his way.
Also the Narration was a perfect tone for me.
Again, ANTHEM IS A MUST READ FOR ALL AGES.

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Scares me how real this book sounds

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

Very enjoyable will listen to again

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The book when written most likely sounded absurd, it is scary how we are moving twords the absurd.

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Amazing and relevant

This book is amazingly relevant. It becomes more and more relevant every year. It's like Ayn Rand was an Oracle.

Everyone should read this.

The beginning has a very eerie similarity to current day North Korea.

Amazing.

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Rand's classic

The narrator was nothing special but the story was one of Rand's best in my opinion.

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Great story, ok performance

A great intro to Ayn Rand. I thought there wasn't enough emotion in the performance, so maybe find another reading of it.

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Great story; lifeless reader

While I might not be a Rand lackey, I do find enjoyment in this classic dystopian tale. It is filled with lovely language and a potent message, even if that message is beat into you repeatedly. I'm no objectivist, but I do find satisfaction in the "selfish" message.

That being said, Rand haters may find it oddly fitting that the reader here performs with as little soul as they believe is inside of the author. It was just a bit...boring and safe.

But it isn't horrible and, if you're interested in the story, you'll get used to the voice. It's worth a shot.

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Life changing

can i just say that the nararators voice is like pure ecstasy. if the book sucked it would still be worth it because of the voice. the story was unbelievable great, can't not thing about it

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Hope

Anthem was a look in to humanity. Scary, disappointing yet hopeful. God al ways provides a way.

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Better than 1984

A well written short story that was enjoyable every chapter. It was a little fast, but you can slow it down using the app if needed. This was the first book that got me interested in Ayn Rand's books.

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Good book

Very imaginative story. Would make a great movie! I enjoyed the book, my son had to read it for school so we listened together.

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  • Mr Stuart Wayne Evans
  • 05-15-17

Ego

An excellent opportunity to open your mind and discover the difference between WE and I

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  • sarah
  • 02-20-17

Unlike anything

A chilling picture is painted of the future, could this be possible? Extremely thought provoking.