Atlas Shrugged

  • by Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by Christopher Hurt
  • 52 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves?Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

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Worse than Bad

I have not encountered a book or audio book that I so strongly disliked. The technical quality of this title is beyond awful. One can faintly hear talking in the background and it is quite distracting. I wanted to return this material but feared that I couldn't. As far as the content goes, the internal conversations of the men in the text are not that of any man I have known read about or even imagined. I can appreciate the broader socio-political context that the author was reaching for but this is never realized. The result is pure dreck. I held on hoping it would emerge as a powerful text if given a chance. It did not. This is a waste of disk space time and energy. I wish I could give it a negative rating if only for its technical flaws.
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- Michael

Outstanding book, outstanding narrator

The narrator, Christopher Hurt, does as much for this audio book as the book itself. Being such a tome containing sophisticated and complex ideas, it would have been a disaster if the narrator was weak. He is simply outstanding. Never falters once in a book of 645,000 words. Yes, it's that big. Uses intonation to anticipate 2 sentences ahead, and does a marvelous job of using different voices without crossing the line to being cheesy. I recommend this book highly.
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- Kuldeep

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-18-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.