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Anthem by Ayn Rand


by Ayn Rand

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Abridged Edition
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  4.2  Stars Based on 8 ratings
Ayn Rand's books are made for audio. In these busy times very few people have the time to sit down and read The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged. But get these audio books and pop them on in your car while you're commuting and you can finish them up in a month or two. It's a great testament to the opportunity represented by audio learning.

If you would like to check start off with a more bite-sized portion of Rand's wisdom check out ThoughtAudio's production of Anthem, one of Rand's earlier novels. Anthem sets the stage for what's to come in Rand's later works. It's an entertaining science fiction novella and a great introduction to Ayn Rand's philosophy. This audio book is available on MP3 download through ThoughAudio.com and narrated by Michael Scott.

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Decent, but at least pronounce the author's name correctly...
Reviewer SavvyData
 May 20, 2011
I agree the narrator is a little over the top (sounds as if he is in a state of constant amazement, which quickly gets old) and his evenly-paced phrasing make the reading feel more like a fairytale or docudrama. But his voice has a pleasing tonal quality that helps compensate. The effect is more palatable if you keep in mind that Ayn wrote her books to illustrate concepts.

As for the title of my review post, I urge audio publishers and narrators, in their assumed position of authority, to take responsibility for pronouncing authors' names correctly. "Ayn" should be spoken with a long "i", as in "mine."

Despite these quibbles, the book is decently presented. I appreciate ThoughtAudio making this reading available. And one request: I would appreciate being able to download a single mp3 file rather than 27 segments. Thanks!

Phenomenal Story
Reviewer robertpf
 December 01, 2009
This was an amazing story of self-discovery and freedom at its finest.

This Narrator is so awful
Reviewer Vpopov81
 December 22, 2008

I haven't listened to this audiobook so I gave it 3.5 stars because that was the avg rating before I heard the sample. This narrator sounds so false and to hear an entire book narrated by this cheeseball is impossible. I wish they had this book narrated by someone else.

Abridged edition
Reviewer dandv
 October 11, 2007
This edition may be slightly abridged, but I found I lost nothing compared to the full transcript at http://www.noblesoul.com/orc/texts/anthem/complete.html.

For the complete edition ($18.36), see http://www.learnoutloud.com/Sale-Section/Philosophy/Modern-Philosophy/Anthem/4955

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: A017040
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