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Atlas Shrugged Audiobook

Atlas Shrugged

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Pushy 10-25-15
    Pushy 10-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book even if you disagree"

    An interesting story to illustrate her philosophy. I had heard a lot about this book, but never read it. I'm glad I did and wished I had sooner. Although I still disagree with the practical implications of this philosophy, many of the ideas I still found useful and insightful. One of those insights is into how disciples of this book think.

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    Torsten Kremser 10-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A life changing book."

    Listening to this absolutely incredible written/ recorded story pulled me into a different world. Slowly my mind caught up with our own world and the two merged. I'm not able to fully express the amount of gratitude I feel towards the Author and everyone who made this audiobook possible. It changed, or better said, opened my eyes, my mind for what matters, what's right, for greatness and for everything I want to be. Add value. Thank you.

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    MoeDaSheik 10-24-15
    MoeDaSheik 10-24-15
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    "63 Hours never went by so fast!"

    Awesome book and great story. I find myself listening to this compelling story every opportunity I got. Great narration.

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    Rondi Williams 10-19-15
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    "Scott Brick brings to life Ayn Rand's Masterpiece"
    Where does Atlas Shrugged rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the best read audiobook, I've ever listened to!


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He brings to life every character! He's truly a gifted artist, to read so fluidly! Wonderful performance!


    Any additional comments?

    Who is John Galt? I listened to his reading of the book and read along with an e-book! Wonderfully written and wonderfully read!

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    Space Man Spiff 10-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Phenomenal. Best value for your credit."

    Who knew I could care about trains? This book deeply changed the way I view the world. There were some slow boring spots, but overall the story is great. Don't listen to this back to back with Animal Farm or you will want to join a revolution.

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    Will 09-09-15
    Will 09-09-15
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    "A necessary listen for all"

    Fantastically performed by the reader, this was a great listen. I think that the literature it's self is among the greatest of all time.

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    CB 08-26-15
    CB 08-26-15 Member Since 2017
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    "A Must for those with a mind"

    More relevant than the Bible. More important than the Constitution. Better written than either one.

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    Daniel 08-20-15
    Daniel 08-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Godless Athiest, but relevent and important work"
    Would you listen to Atlas Shrugged again? Why?

    Perhaps.... it is a LONG book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Atlas Shrugged?

    Just the general theme of doers and takers. Our great nation is rapidly declining due to liberals (primarily Democrats, but increasingly corrupt Republicans) taking from the producers and giving more and more to the lazy, incompetent fools. When nearly half of the nations population is getting free stuff from the government (food stamps, welfare, health care, education, cell phones, and tons of benefits for illegals), it has gone beyond the tipping point, and our nation will fail when the "producers" pack up and leave. From that perspective, Atlas Shrugged was revolutionary and predictive of our social and moral decline.


    Any additional comments?

    It takes more faith to be an atheist than it does to be a Christian! The part that really turned me off was her "man is the center of the universe" philosophy. Fortunately, she didn't start pushing her humanistic philosophy until that last quarter of the book, otherwise I probably never would have finished it.

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    D. Atkinson 08-12-15
    D. Atkinson 08-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book though really wordy"

    I would live to fully recommend this book, but I think I would suggest people find an abridged version. Very thought provoking but Ayn could have made some stronger points by being a bit more concise.

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    Jake Gunnoe 08-12-15
    Jake Gunnoe 08-12-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Profound"

    Very poignant observation of human nature. Very controversial. Don't let the opinions of others color your perception of the book.

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