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Anthem

By: Ayn Rand
Narrated by: Michael Scott
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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Summary

"Anthem" is set in a distant collectivist future, when every form and emblem of individualism has been erased and society has reverted to a preindustrial level. In this novella, as many of her writings, Ayn dramatizes her philosophy of Objectivism in the main character. Its hero is a scientist in a world where the pursuit of knowledge is a crime, and he struggles against the established society to discover the meaning of individual freedom.

©2018 Ayn Rand (P)2018 AB Books

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Rush 2112

I really like this book, it's an interesting tale. Try reading the Kindle edition while listening to Rush's "2112" song, it's the same story!

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  • Jessica W.
  • 05-05-20

vindicating

well-crafted basic overview of our society. interesting use of "We". now that it's over I wish it was longer.

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  • Mary Louise Baker
  • 03-05-20

Poor attempt at dystopian fiction

This book was boring. I love dystopian fiction, however, was disappointed in it. The story didn’t develop. No characters. Just rambles on and on about a futuristic society that uses archaic jargon. Not even plausible.

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  • Kresha Schulze
  • 13-11-19

Hard to listen to

This is a great book but the reader made it less than enjoyable. Is cadence and internation as he read sounded more like droning on through the story than trying to capture the sense of the book

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  • Clifford Bell
  • 24-03-19

Interesting, narrator takes some getting used to

It took me about 15-20 minutes to get used to the voice of the narrator but I loved every minute of it

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  • Bobby Hughes
  • 24-01-19

Amazing!

Great introduction into the writings of Ayn Rand. The use of the plural personal pronouns were very clever.

Not fan of this narrator, but overall it is a rewarding piece.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-19

needs new narrator

narrator is trash , assgarbage ok?? this reading is not enjoyable. He ruined it. thanks.

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