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    • Atlas Shrugged

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 63 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,686
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,286

    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
    • Hurt version decidedly superior

    • By Mica on 03-24-09

    Regular price: $41.97

    • Atlas Shrugged

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 52 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,570
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,731
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,739

    This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves? Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book, minor issue

    • By Jay M. on 01-23-08

    Regular price: $48.97

    • The Fountainhead

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 32 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,820
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,076
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,106

    One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Fountainhead

    • By Zachary on 06-04-10

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 656
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659

    “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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Triumphant! A beautiful molding of the mind.

    • By Kari on 02-17-16

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Atlas Shrugged

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Edward Hermann's masterful performance.

    • By Shawn Levasseur on 07-17-08

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Virtue of Selfishness

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: C.M. Hernert
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 809
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 494
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 499

    Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life - the life proper to a rational being - as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with human nature, with the creative requirement of survival, and with a free society.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rand Lovers Only

    • By Scott on 05-06-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Fountainhead

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 848
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600

    The Fountainhead studies the conflict between artistic genius and social convention, a theme Ayn Rand later developed into the idealistic philosophy knows as Objectivism. Rand's hero is Howard Roark, a brilliant young architect who won't compromise his integrity, especially in the unconventional buildings he designs.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Be aware that this is an abridged version

    • By LPSG on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $22.02

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Paul Meier
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442

    Rand's Protagonist, Equality 7-2521, describes a surreal world of faceless, nameless drones who "exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State. Amen." Alone, this daring young man defies the will of the ruling councils and discovers the forbidden freedoms that prevailed during the Unmentionable Times. In other words, he finds and celebrates the power of the self. In doing so, he becomes the prototypical Rand hero, a bold risk-taker who shuns conformity and unabashedly embraces egoism.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Disappointment

    • By smarmer on 10-07-14
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Paul Meier
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 700 ratings

    Regular price: $16.07

    • We the Living

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Mary Woods
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 714
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 479
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492

    We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three people who demand the right to live their own lives. At its center is a girl whose passionate love is her fortress against the cruelty and oppression of a totalitarian state. Rand said of this book: "It is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emotionally intense, historically authentic

    • By Geoffrey on 08-14-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Philosophy

    • Who Needs It
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    Who needs philosophy? Ayn Rand's answer: Everyone. This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have: a rational, conscious, and therefore practical one, or a contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deep and provocative

    • By Sierra Bravo on 05-21-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Romantic Manifesto

    • A Philosophy of Literature
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned collection of essays, Ayn Rand throws new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again, she demonstrates her bold originality and her refusal to let conventional ideas define her sense of the truth. Rand eloquently asserts that one cannot create art without infusing it with one's own value judgments and personal philosophy - even an attempt to withhold moral overtones only results in a deterministic or naturalistic message.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential AYN

    • By Mica on 07-15-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Capitalism

    • The Unknown Ideal
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This was the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constituted a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presented her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Capitalism: The unknown ideal

    • By Robert on 12-19-09
    • The Unknown Ideal
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 05-06-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 559 ratings

    Regular price: $25.17

    • For the New Intellectual

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    This is Ayn Rand's challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time and the "atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion" that they create. One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philosophy, an ethic of rational self-interest, that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of altruism and self-sacrifice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant.<br />

    • By Kate Grace on 01-01-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Return of the Primitive

    • The Anti-Industrial Revolution
    • By: Ayn Rand, Peter Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    In the 1960s and early '70s, the most prominent, vocal cultural movement was the New Left: a movement that condemned America and everything it stood for: individualism, material wealth, science, technology, capitalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why Hadn't I Read or Listened to This Book Sooner?

    • By Phyllis on 05-13-12

    Regular price: $20.76

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    This gripping tale of the future anticipates Ayn Rand's later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. In the dark ages of the future, individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. In this faceless world, one man dares to love the woman of his choice and to seek and find knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anthem

    • By Mac Dude on 01-27-03

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazingly GOOD READ!!!!!

    • By Jennifer on 08-23-15

    Regular price: $10.50

    • The Art of Nonfiction

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Rand takes listeners step by step through the writing process, providing insightful observations and invaluable techniques along the way. She discusses the psychological aspects of writing and the roles played by the conscious and subconscious mind. She talks about articles and books, explaining how to select a subject and theme, how to identify your audience, and how to write the first draft.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Content, but the narrator is annoying

    • By Ms on 01-26-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Why Businessmen Need Philosophy and Other Essays

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Susan O’Malley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    "Ideas are the greatest and most crucially practical power on earth," wrote Ayn Rand. In the title essay of this collection, Leonard Peikoff applies this principle to the world of business. He shows that certain philosophic ideas, such as reason, egoism, and individualism, are needed to defend and protect the freedom of businessmen, while the opposite ideas, such as mysticism, altruism, and collectivism (which dominate our universities), destroy that freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Feel-good logic

    • By Alexey Bulankov on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in the United Kingdom. The story takes place at an unspecified future date when mankind has entered another Dark Age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. A young man known as Equality 7-2521 rebels by doing secret scientific research. When his activity is discovered, he flees into the wilderness with the girl he loves. Together they plan to establish a new society based on rediscovered individualism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A writer well before her time.

    • By cosmitron on 05-02-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • End of the Road

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Ayn Rand
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Ayn Rand presents her views of the world, politics, and human thought.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love Ayn Rand but,,.,

    • By Andrew Kugl on 10-22-17

    Regular price: $6.99

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