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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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    Anonymous 10-31-17
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    "Great story.."

    Loved it and the reader did an excellent job with his many voices and animated tones that kept you interested the whole way

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    Anonymous 10-09-17
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    "Most enjoyable way to go through atlas shrugged"

    I have since childhood held the desire of reading this book one day. However, the enormous length of this book, kept me from getting at it. Then it struck me to try audible and found this version. The reviews and sample audio clips looked promising. And the audio book lived upto it! Mr. Hermann wonderfully though his story telling brings all the characters to life and makes this story most enjoyable!

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    Joshin 09-05-17
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    "Good story"

    It was a solid story but took a long time to get going. Would recommend it but not my favorite.

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    Melissa 08-07-17
    Melissa 08-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "awesome story and fantastic voice acting!"

    I enjoyed the voice acting very much. he made a long story so enjoyable and not at all boring. the story itself was hard to get into but once in, it was great!!

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    Joseph Scott Sr 07-26-17
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    "Thinkers Change The World"

    A very interesting read. I highly recommended this novel for college age readers especially.

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    "Missing large sections of the book"

    This recording is missing large sections of the book. Important sections! I have read this book twice before and decided to download the audiobook to listen to in the car. I thought things were happening quicker than they should but dismissed it to me being a slow reader and taking many weeks to read it. But I knew for sure it was skipping sections after hank and dagny spend the night together at Ellis wyatts house -- the speech hank gives in the morning is completely omitted! So yes this audiobook will give the gist of the story, but the whole story is much, much better.

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    "Great story and the narration was great too."

    I love the way Ayn Rand perceived the world and how she was able to express it in detail through her characters.

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    Ralph W Kendall Jr 04-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Now you can answer the question: Who is John Galt?"

    So many people have read this book, yet I can't help but ask why the world is as it is today. How many times have we sold our souls and for what. If only we had the courage to rise to the challenge described here. The book is exceedingly long but each aspect of the story of these people is essential to fully answer the question "Who is John Galt"? Are we each the John Galt of our world?
    YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!

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    Reaganesque Texas 04-05-17
    Reaganesque Texas 04-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Abridged? Other than that, loved it."

    Hermann does a wonderful job with the narration. Despite the atheism of Rand, I agree with many of her precepts, which she masterfully weaves into her stories. Her characters are richly developed, as are the settings. Our high school and college kids would do more for the world by studying her Objectivism, than they ever will by reading progressive propaganda. Altruism will always have its place, for surely, the poor will siestas be among us, but manipulated service and stolen profits to dump into broken programs is no way to help lift people.

    My one major disappointment: I never would have purchased this copy of I had realized it was abridged. I looked for that designation, but either I missed it or it was in the very fine print.

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    Daniel Gerdy Dale City, VA 03-08-17
    Daniel Gerdy Dale City, VA 03-08-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting."

    I was curious about all the hype surrounding this book. Now, I can see why some people love it so much. I found that it offers some interesting concepts worth pondering, but overall, the driving themes appear a bit too absolute, a little too black and white.
    I find much of it too idealistic to be fully and honestly relatable to real life. It appears, in my mind, as a caricature of some honest ideas. The solutions of society are less about the extreme polls of the concepts presented here and more about the subtleties and compromises.
    I still found it entertaining because it had me contemplating societal norms and their relationship with a free-market economy.
    As I said in the title, "interesting".

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