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If you identified with the heroes of Atlas Shrugged and want to fully explore the philosophical principles on which they were based, this is a great book. There are quite a few good books and lectures available on Ayn Rand's philosphy of Objectivism, but this is by far the best. It starts with the foundation of human understanding and develops the philosophy using self-evident logic and reason. The author does an excellent job of capturing Ayn Rand's compelling philosophy for living a non-contradictory life. If you're going to read only one book about objectivism, this is the one to read and was fully endorsed by Ayn Rand.
29 of 30 people found this review helpful
Great philosophies, typical Ayn Rand. Definitely something you have to listen to again and again and again and again.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
The book starts off with a kind of "meta-philosophy" in which it philosophizes about philosophy itself -- which I found very abstract -- but as the book progresses, it becomes more and more concrete and practical, with many hands-on real life examples of how Objectivism could and should be applied in everyday situations.
It covers a wide range of topics such as ethics, law, business, economy, politics, love, sex, art, literature, journalism and more.
Even though the book is written by Leonard Peikoff, a female narrator is appropriate because these really are the thoughts of Ayn Rand. While listening, I got the impression that Johanna Ward enjoyed narrating this work just as much as I enjoyed listening to it.
I will definitely listen to this audiobook often, and I recommend it to anybody who is looking for solutions to the political-social-economic problems we face on a personal and a global level.
Well done to Blackstone Audio and to Audible!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
As a fan of Ayn Rand, I gave this a go. slow at first but improves from chap 3 onwards once all of the explanations are out of the way.