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LearnOutLoud.Com is happy to feature audio book classics by Ayn Rand, the celebrated author and creator of the philosophy known as Objectivism. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Rand was the eldest of three daughters from a Jewish family. She studied philosophy and history at the University of Petrograd before being granted a visa to visit American relatives in 1925. Rand arrived in the United States in February 1926, at the age of twenty-one.

After being rejected by many publishers, Rand's first literary sucess, "The Fountainhead" came out in 1943, which gave her fame and financial security. Next came her magnum opus, "Atlas Shrugged" in 1957. With this book, Rand launched her philosophy of Objectivism on to the world. This philosophical idea is a radically anti-communist, pro-capitalist vision that praises above all the human individual and the creative genius of which he or she is capable.

Throughout the 60's and 70's Rand promoted her Objectivist philosophy through the vehicles of fiction & non-fiction works and by giving talks at east-coast universities. Rand passed away from heart failure in 1982. After her death in 1985, Rand's heir, Leonard Peikoff, established the Ayn Rand Institute, a center for the advancement of Objectivism.

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If you are looking for a place to begin with Ayn Rand's work that is available on audio, we would first suggest "The Fountainhead" which we have here in both abridged and unabridged versions. This is novel began Rand's development of Objectivism through her hero Howard Roark, a character engaged in ideological warfare with a society that despises him, an architectural community that doesn't understand him, and a woman who loves him but wants to destroy him. His struggle raises questions about society's attitude toward revolutionaries.

Next up is Rand's masterpiece "Atlas Shrugged", which is available as an abridged and unabridged audio book. Here Rand explores the ramifications of her radical thinking in a world that penalizes human intelligence and integrity and it is this book that solidified Rand's enduring popularity.

Finally for those interested in Rand's nonfiction work there's "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal" in which she sets forth her feelings on the superiority of the capitalist system. Whether you are interested in listening to compelling classic fiction or you want to hear more about Rand's philosophy, LearnOutLoud.com has everything you need to get started with Ayn Rand's philosophical concepts and literary work.

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Atlas Shrugged is the "second most influential book for Americans today" after the Bible, according to a joint survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club.

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The Fountainhead is an unprecedented phenomenon in modern literature. Arguably the century's...

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Anthem is set in a distant collectivist future, when every form and emblem of individualism have been erased and society has reverted to a preindustrial level.

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"Who is John Galt?" is the immortal question posed at the beginning of Ayn Rand's masterpiece. The answer is the astonishing story of a man who said he would stop the motor of the world--and did.

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One of Rand's earliest novels, Set in a far off future, Anthem traces the story of one man's discovery of his own value in the midst of a world that has abolished all concept of the self.

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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.

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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.

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In 1958 and again in 1969 Ayn Rand gathered a small group of her friends and acquaintances and gave an informal course on writing.

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Revealing the surprising life story of one of the world's most influential minds, this unprecedented film weaves together Ayn Rand's own recollections and reflections, providing a new understanding of her inspirations and influences.

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Everybody needs philosophy—that is the theme of this book. It demonstrates that philosophy is essential in each person's life, and how those who do not think philosophically are the helpless victims of the ideas they passively accept from others.

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