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Anthem (AmazonClassics Edition)

By: Ayn Rand
Narrated by: Ryan Burke
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

In a dire future following the Great Rebirth, the word “I” is unspeakable. Individualism has been erased in favor of collectivism. Any act that is not in service to the group is forbidden. And self-reliance is a punishable transgression. But for an anonymous rebellious street sweeper, that offense is all that stands between the authoritarian state and freedom. 

A hymn to egoism, Ayn Rand’s dystopian parable is the embodiment of her core tenets of self-sufficiency and fighting against the oppression of “We.” 

Revised edition: Previously published as Anthem, this edition of Anthem (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Kadmiel
  • 21-10-20

Beautiful short story.

Rand's tale of a dystopian future points out one's bravery versus the collective. Well done.

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  • Asrew
  • 21-01-20

Completely different, thought provoking and fun

I've never read / listened to anything like it. It really was intriguing and I very much enjoyed it.

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  • Justin L. Douglas
  • 10-09-19

a classic

loved it short but powerful story characters easy to identify with gets better every time I read it

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  • Jhyundai
  • 06-07-19

Old school sci-fi

Great, short listen. I was looking forward to my commute so I could play this book. The plot and characters develop fast, so it doesn't feel like it's getting dragged out. The narrator almost sounded like a robot though. I get that it's sci-fi, but that was a little hard to deal with it. The story itself kept me in it enough to ignore the narrator's voice.