The Voice of Reason

  • by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff
  • Narrated by Bernadette Dunne
  • 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the years between her first public lecture in 1961 and her last in 1981, Ayn Rand spoke and wrote about topics as different as education, medicine, Vietnam, and the death of Marilyn Monroe. In The Voice of Reason, these pieces are gathered together in book form for the first time. Written in the last decades of Rand's life, they reflect a life lived on principle, a probing mind, and a passionate intensity. With them are five essays by Leonard Peikoff, Rand's longtime associate and literary executor. The work concludes with Peikoff's epilogue, "My Thirty Years with Ayn Rand: An Intellectual Memoir," which answers the question "What was Ayn Rand really like?" Important reading for all thinking individuals, this collection communicates not only Rand's singular worldview, but also the penetrating cultural and political analysis to which it gives rise.

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What the Critics Say

"Persuasive...well-articulated...prime Rand!" (Kirkus Reviews)
"Thirty-one entirely provocative essays." (Charleston Evening Post)

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Explains Everything Of Today

Amazing collection of her best work, read in a manner that ensured comprehension. I found myself nodding over and over as her predictions of outcome were manifested in today's news. Please give this book to your children. If I'd had it at 15 years of age my life would have been so much easier. The narrator was perfect. If you have struggled to understand Rand in written form, these Audible offerings will be your remedy as they were mine.
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- L. Nicholson

Almost a masterpiece.

Was good till the end when Miss Rand contradicted herself, Liberty, and attacked Murray Rothbard.
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- The Truth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.