Anthem

  • by Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by Carson Beck
  • 1 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Enjoy this classic dystopian fiction novella written by Ayn Rand in 1937. Taking place at an unspecified date in the future, individuality has been eliminated, and mankind has entered a new dark age. Take a listen to this exception novella narrated brilliantly by Carson Beck!

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The fountainhead of many of the greatest themes in dystopian fiction

After my third time listening to this book I am convinced that many of the most potent themes in the best selling dystopian fiction borrow capital from Rand or from those who borrow from her.
A keen observer can see the pure distillation of collectivist/statist ideology represented in the horrifying future she depicts.

Coming out of Atheist/Communist Russia, she only had the courage to question the communist part of her national heritage, too bad.

After this read Atlas Shrugged, then Desiring God by John Piper. I dare you.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review
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- Adam

Ayn Rand Classic Novella

In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values.The people in this book aren't individuals and individuality is doomed.The characters even have odd names such as Equality 7-2521 or Liberty 5-3000. The strongest part of this book is the struggle to find identity, individuality, and freedom.In Anthem, individuality is erased from language in order to erase it from thought. Something like this appears to be happening in our society. Pronoun usage in English may present some difficulties, but reducing us all to nameless, faceless, sexless “they” is not the answer. Dehumanization is never the answer. I highly recommend this book.

Carson Beck does the narration and does an amazing job. This is the third time I have heard a performance from this great narrator and was not disappointed.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom.
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- Joseph Mahoney

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-19-2017
  • Publisher: Liberty Audio