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    • Atlas Shrugged

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • too much

    • By Carsten Primdal on 09-07-2017

    Non-member price: $61.47

    • The Fountainhead

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Performance makes perfect

    • By Phil on 07-08-2015

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • We the Living

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Mary Woods
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
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    We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three people who demand the right to live their own lives. At its center is a girl whose passionate love is her fortress against the cruelty and oppression of a totalitarian state. Rand said of this book: "It is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write."

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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. 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.

    Non-member price: $32.17

    • The Fountainhead

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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    The Fountainhead studies the conflict between artistic genius and social convention, a theme Ayn Rand later developed into the idealistic philosophy knows as Objectivism. Rand's hero is Howard Roark, a brilliant young architect who won't compromise his integrity, especially in the unconventional buildings he designs.

    Non-member price: $32.25

    • The Romantic Manifesto

    • A Philosophy of Literature
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned collection of essays, Ayn Rand throws new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again, she demonstrates her bold originality and her refusal to let conventional ideas define her sense of the truth. Rand eloquently asserts that one cannot create art without infusing it with one's own value judgments and personal philosophy - even an attempt to withhold moral overtones only results in a deterministic or naturalistic message.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • The Voice of Reason

    • Essays in Objectivist Thought
    • By: Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $36.52

    • Return of the Primitive

    • The Anti-Industrial Revolution
    • By: Ayn Rand, Peter Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 1960s and early '70s, the most prominent, vocal cultural movement was the New Left: a movement that condemned America and everything it stood for: individualism, material wealth, science, technology, capitalism.

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    • Philosophy

    • Who Needs It
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Who needs philosophy? Ayn Rand's answer: Everyone. This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have: a rational, conscious, and therefore practical one, or a contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal one.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • Ayn Rand Answers

    • The Best of Her Q & A
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    After the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Ayn Rand occasionally lectured in order to bring her philosophy of Objectivism to a wider audience and apply it to current cultural and political issues. These taped lectures and the question-and-answer sessions that followed added not only an eloquent new dimension to Ayn Rand's ideas and beliefs, but a fresh and spontaneous insight into Ayn Rand herself.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    “It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil.” Deep issues of conscience are explored in Ayn Rand’s dystopian tale of a man who dares to fight against a system that invades his very mind and identity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great start to Randy’s work.

    • By Chris on 25-12-2017

    Non-member price: $13.86

    • Why Businessmen Need Philosophy and Other Essays

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Susan O’Malley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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    "Ideas are the greatest and most crucially practical power on earth," wrote Ayn Rand. In the title essay of this collection, Leonard Peikoff applies this principle to the world of business. He shows that certain philosophic ideas, such as reason, egoism, and individualism, are needed to defend and protect the freedom of businessmen, while the opposite ideas, such as mysticism, altruism, and collectivism (which dominate our universities), destroy that freedom.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Three Plays

    • Night of January 16, Ideal, and Think Twice
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
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    Published together for the first time are three of Ayn Rand's compelling stage plays. The courtroom drama Night of January 16th, a 1935 Broadway success famous for leaving the verdict to the audience, is presented here in its definitive, final revised text - a superb dramatization of Rand's vision of human strengths and weaknesses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most brilliant plays I have ever experienced

    • By mk on 14-07-2015
    • Night of January 16, Ideal, and Think Twice
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 18-09-2009
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Del Muldoon
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    Ayn Rand's classic dystopian novel Anthem is about a dark future in which the concept of individuality has been banned in favor of collectivism. People can only refer to themselves as "we," and the concept of "I" is banned. The protagonist of the story is named "Equality 7-2521." Equality is deeply ashamed of having thoughts that are considered heretic in the context of this dystopian society. 

    Non-member price: $4.08

    • The Art of Fiction

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ayn Rand discusses how a writer combines abstract ideas with concrete action and description to achieve a unity of theme, plot, characterization, and style, the four essential elements of fiction. Here, too, are Rand's illuminating analyses of passages from famous writers, rewrites of scenes from her own works, and fascinating rules for building dramatic plots and characters with depth.

    Non-member price: $33.79

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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    Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in the United Kingdom. The story takes place at an unspecified future date when mankind has entered another Dark Age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. A young man known as Equality 7-2521 rebels by doing secret scientific research. When his activity is discovered, he flees into the wilderness with the girl he loves. Together they plan to establish a new society based on rediscovered individualism.

    Non-member price: $9.68

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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    Ayn Rand’s dystopic science fiction novella takes place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned -- when it is allowed to occur at all -- and the concept of individuality has been eliminated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unlike anything

    • By sarah on 20-02-2017
    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Release date: 15-02-2011
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Non-member price: $13.86

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    "Anthem" is set in a distant collectivist future, when every form and emblem of individualism has been erased and society has reverted to a preindustrial level. In this novella, as many of her writings, Ayn dramatizes her philosophy of Objectivism in the main character. Its hero is a scientist in a world where the pursuit of knowledge is a crime, and he struggles against the established society to discover the meaning of individual freedom.

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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    Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in the United Kingdom. The story takes place at an unspecified future date when mankind has entered another Dark Age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. A young man known as Equality 7-2521 rebels by doing secret scientific research. When his activity is discovered, he flees into the wilderness with the girl he loves. Together they plan to establish a new society based on rediscovered individualism.   

    Non-member price: $9.68

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    They existed only to serve the state. They were conceived in controlled Palaces of Mating. They died in the Home of the Useless. From cradle to grave, the crowd was one - the great WE. In all that was left of humanity, there was only one man who dared to think, seek, and love. He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world, he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization, he had the courage to seek and find knowledge.

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