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Anthem

By: Ayn Rand
Narrated by: Pete Cross
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Equality 7-2521 is a young man who yearns to understand “the Science of Things”, but he lives in a bleak, dystopian future where independent thought is a crime and where science and technology have regressed to primitive levels. 

All expressions of individualism have been suppressed in his world: Personal possessions are nonexistent, individual preferences are condemned as sinful, and romantic love is forbidden. Obedience to the collective is so deeply ingrained that the very word “I” has been erased. In pursuit of his quest for knowledge, Equality 7-2521 struggles to answer the questions that burn within him.

Public Domain (P)2019 Dreamscape , LLC

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  • Happy Customer in TX
  • 28-12-2019

2112 in book form

This of the book that inspired Rush’s epic 2112 album. The individual against the collective of locusts and manipulators. Probably a great place to begin exploring the other works of Ayn Rand.

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  • Laurence Wagman
  • 18-07-2019

The case for “I”

Ayn Rand once again makes the case for individualism. This book is a cross between Orwell’s 1984 and Plato’s Allegory is the Cave. It’s a warning of the dangers of collectivism and the challenges of those who fight it.

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  • Blake
  • 01-06-2019

concise story, excellent world building

the story seems fast, events move from one thing to the next without very much thought. it's not that the events didn't make sense from one to the next, but I felt like there were certain details that were missing that I would have loved to have. overall it is a very concise story, the philosophical argument seems fairly clear if not a bit preachy, but it is a beautifully concise and descriptive narrative nonetheless.

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  • David Weissman
  • 08-10-2020

Who are the authoritarians?

The Democrats accuse Trump of being “an authoritarian.” But, as illustrated so clearly in “Anthem,” the authoritarian government is the one that promotes prioritizing the collective over the individual. Socialists, Communists, and Nazis are the collectivists in recent history. Republicans stand for limited government, lower taxes, less bureaucracy, right to bear arms, and greater individual liberties. Democrats stand for a more powerful government with higher taxes, confiscation of firearms, and greater redistribution of wealth. So, who are the authoritarians? Anyone looking for a clearer understanding of what’s happening right now should read this book, along with Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead.

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  • AK
  • 05-10-2020

Fabulous narrator!

This narrator really brought "Anthem" to life. I have read this book a couple of times before, but it did not flow nearly as well as it did in this audible version.

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  • Allen D Bragan
  • 11-05-2020

Another Great Ayn Rand Book

Anthem gave me deeper insights into her philosophy and doctrines. As a Christian, I'm left with a great deal to ponder.

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  • Marianne
  • 24-10-2020

Great narrator and book!

Loved the narrator and the book! Very thought provoking! My daughter had to read this for a high school class so I wanted to read it as well. Well worth it.