Anthem

By: Ayn Rand
Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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“It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil.” Deep issues of conscience are explored in Ayn Rand’s dystopian tale of a man who dares to fight against a system that invades his very mind and identity.

Public Domain (P)2009 B.J. Harrison
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Great read!

I was really surprised. The students were highly engaged from first words! Excited to teach it again.

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Triumphant! A beautiful molding of the mind.

I'm writing this a week later and have already started another book. Though I must say this short book is still ringing in my head. We all know that moment in a good movie, the explosion the bridge brings in a powerful song and the whimsical climax of a well written book.. This book gave me that. Is it for everyone, probably not. If you struggle getting out of your bubble and are so gripped by your own understanding and way of thought.. Find another book. If you can appreciate where this character is in time, where he is coming from and where he ends up.. If you can understand that without the teachings of a god, this is the most precious gift. Understanding ones self. It's beautiful; the explanation of love, friendship, hate, ego and reason you breathe. I can go on and on, but why should I? It's all in this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Very captivating

Intelligent and life changing. Shows just how important individual liberty is in society. I was moved and inspired

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Free will

BJ Harrison was amazing... I think Ayn would have like it
It was exactly what Ayn Rand has always taught.

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Test your tolerance for Ayn Rand

Anthem is a good starting point for Ayn Rand's novels.
Dip your does into Objectivism with Anthem to see if you agree with her preachings.
It is short enough to tolerate if it does not sit well with you but will leave you wanting more if it does, especially with Anthem's strong ending.

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Love

Starts off super confusing but if you try to understand then your mind will be blown.

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Too short but powerful!

It had everything I needed in a small bite sized package with a great moral and lesson to the story.

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Such an awesome book

To truly understand individuality, this book is the best. I've loved it since the first time I read it in highschool.

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Beautiful if you can relate to being a seeker

It's a short book and pretty moving one but mostly if you can really relate to Rand.

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Phenomenal

Simply amazing. Beautifully written. Beautifully read. A journey for the mind and spirit. Highly recommend.

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  • 01-14-16

A Little Dose of Atlas Shrugged

Listening to this novella was strangely empowering even with the dystopian feel it carries. l had to get to the end to make up my mind. lt dawned on me that it was a little dose of Atlas Shrugged.

lt got me revisiting my struggles thus far. The ending is magic. You'll see.

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  • Chris
  • 12-25-17

Great start to Randy’s work.

I think this is the best book to start Ayan Rand’s work. It’s short and sweet and gives you a great stepping stone into her work. Audiobook is well narrated and easy to follow.