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Anthem Audiobook

Anthem

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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. It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own. And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone. We have broken the laws. The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so. May we be forgiven! But this is not the only sin upon us. We have committed a greater crime, and for this crime there is no name. What punishment awaits us if it be discovered we know not, for no such crime has come in the memory of men and there are no laws to provide for it.

©2016 Shane C (P)2016 Shane C

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  • Mr. Evensen
    Denmark, Earth, The Universe
    16/10/16
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    "Amazing story, narrated expertly"
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    I could not stop listening from start to finish. The narrator fits the book so perfectly with his very specific voice. It's not a long story, but the power of the words makes it worth listening to. Well done. Truly a masterful performance.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Robert M Holden
    Summerville, SC
    27/12/16
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    "Rand in short form, great tale."

    This story is the postscript to Atlas Shrugged, and the rebirth of the world. Typical solid Ayn Rand.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • DK
    COLCHESTER, VT, United States
    31/07/17
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    "Stick with it…Abstract Yet Common Sense"

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    Ayn Rand writes about a society in which everyone answers to a Council who is more wise than those in society. It is a brilliant work and prophetic as to what many wish our modern society become. A ruling class over everyone. Punishment for those who dare to think on their own, even to the betterment of society. An entity in which everyone requires permission from the overlords. A dangerous, in my opinion, aspiration in which are fellow brethren are identified by number and occupation. The men are separate from the women and the outcasts are referred to as 'the damned.' Brave inventors ('the damned') are outcasts into a wood where they discover a whole new world of thoughts, feelings and tasks.

    Learn to doubt… To think on one's own… Become a critical thinker and beware of falling for 'the greater good' and 'we.'

    I recommend reading this in conjunction with other Ayn Rand, the virtue of selfishness comes to mind.

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • wbiro
    Bear, Delaware United States
    26/07/17
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    "A Bit Muddled"

    This would be expected for an early work - and I see that she would have made a good pulp fiction writer. As for the pulp fiction aspect of this particular book - it is still right there with current pulp fiction - I detected little aging in the writing. All her characters lacked to be fully modern was the overused Glock trope and the cliche focus on the 'Alpha Character'. The philosophy was there already, but in development.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ariel
    24/11/16
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    "Anti communist propaganda from the 70"

    Aldo great in concept execution lacks so much, is so American, so capitalist against everyone else that doesn't not understand how all systems tried to balance out

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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