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    • Atlas Shrugged

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Galt would have liked it

    • By Alan Michael Forrester on 25-12-12

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Fountainhead

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • Romantic Objectivity at it's finest

    • By D. Berry on 04-12-13

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    "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.

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    • The Fountainhead

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but I should have waited

    • By Chris on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Philosophy

    • Who Needs It
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away....

    • By David Jones on 21-02-15

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Anthem: AOG Annotated Edition

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As today’s society edges closer and closer to full-fledged collectivism; as the rights and dignity of the individual continue to be trampled underfoot in the name of “the collective good;” as more and more people refuse to study the history and logical conclusions of their beliefs, and claim that re-branding socialism wipes away its entire shameful and often bloody history, while simultaneously refusing to believe the massive amount of evidence of that history - the work of Ayn Rand is more crucial and relevant than ever. 

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    • Ayn Rand has never been subtle

    • By Villordsutch on 15-07-19

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Art of Fiction

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
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    Ayn Rand discusses how a writer combines abstract ideas with concrete action and description to achieve a unity of theme, plot, characterization, and style, the four essential elements of fiction. Here, too, are Rand's illuminating analyses of passages from famous writers, rewrites of scenes from her own works, and fascinating rules for building dramatic plots and characters with depth.

    Regular price: £21.69

    • The Voice of Reason

    • Essays in Objectivist Thought
    • By: Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the years between her first public lecture in 1961 and her last in 1981, Ayn Rand spoke and wrote about topics as different as education, medicine, Vietnam, and the death of Marilyn Monroe. In The Voice of Reason, these pieces are gathered together in book form for the first time. Written in the last decades of Rand's life, they reflect a life lived on principle, a probing mind, and a passionate intensity. With them are five essays by Leonard Peikoff, Rand's longtime associate and literary executor.

    Regular price: £24.39

    • The Romantic Manifesto

    • A Philosophy of Literature
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Return of the Primitive

    • The Anti-Industrial Revolution
    • By: Ayn Rand, Peter Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
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    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.

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    • My best read this year. It is about us...

    • By Anchor on 14-07-13

    Regular price: £19.49

    • Why Businessmen Need Philosophy and Other Essays

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Susan O’Malley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "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.

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    • Ayn Rand Knows Where It's At.....

    • By Bryn T. on 19-03-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • We the Living

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Mary Woods
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
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    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."

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    • Petrograd smelt of carbolic acid

    • By John on 22-06-11

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Ayn Rand Answers

    • The Best of Her Q & A
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    After the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Ayn Rand occasionally lectured in order to bring her philosophy of Objectivism to a wider audience and apply it to current cultural and political issues. These taped lectures and the question-and-answer sessions that followed added not only an eloquent new dimension to Ayn Rand's ideas and beliefs, but a fresh and spontaneous insight into Ayn Rand herself.

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    • Fabulous

    • By PAL - REASON on 06-05-19

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Three Plays

    • Night of January 16, Ideal, and Think Twice
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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    Published together for the first time are three of Ayn Rand's compelling stage plays. The courtroom drama Night of January 16th, a 1935 Broadway success famous for leaving the verdict to the audience, is presented here in its definitive, final revised text - a superb dramatization of Rand's vision of human strengths and weaknesses.

    • Night of January 16, Ideal, and Think Twice
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 18-09-09
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Art of Nonfiction

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the most useful books on writing I've read.

    • By Kyle Smith on 03-04-17

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Anthem (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.”

    Regular price: £4.59

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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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.” 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.

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    • A Little Dose of Atlas Shrugged

    • By TheZee on 14-01-16

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    They existed only to serve the state. They were conceived in controlled Palaces of Mating. They died in the Home of the Useless. From cradle to grave, the crowd was one - the great WE. In all that was left of humanity, there was only one man who dared to think, seek, and love. He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world, he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization, he had the courage to seek and find knowledge.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Early Ayn Rand

    • A Selection from Her Unpublished Fiction (Revised Edition)
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
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    This remarkable, newly revised collection of Ayn Rand's early fiction ranges from beginner's exercises to excerpts from early versions of We the Living and The Fountainhead. Arranged chronologically, from 1926 through 1940, these works allow readers to follow the extraordinary trajectory of Rand's literary and intellectual growth, from a 21-year-old Russian immigrant struggling to master English to the brilliant prose stylist and sophisticated philosopher she was to become in her mature work.

    Regular price: £28.89

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