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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ayn Rand Narrator: Paul Meier Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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First published in 1938, and often compared with Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World, this beautifully written story has introduced millions to Rand’s provocative worldview.

Rand’s protagonist, Equality 7-2521, describes a surreal world of faceless, nameless drones who “exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State. Amen.” Alone, this daring young man defies the will of the ruling councils and discovers the forbidden freedoms that prevailed during the Unmentionable Times. In other words, he finds and celebrates the power of the self. In doing so, he becomes the prototypical Rand hero—a bold risk-taker who shuns conformity and unabashedly embraces egoism.

This exciting dramatization features an electrifying performance by veteran actor and former BBC Drama Repertory Company member Paul Meier. It is certain to be the definitive recording of Anthem—and a milestone in audio interpretation of literary classics.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Colby Bagwell | 2/9/2014

    " The book I read was Anthem by Ayn Rand. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dark ages of the future where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, and all traces of individualism have been wiped out. The youth Equality 7-2521, he has found a hidden tunnel and hides in it to write. Even though he does not feel guilt for writing, because it is against the law, he still begs for forgiveness. As he spends more time alone, he realizes that solitude suits him, and he begins to crave more and more times by himself When the council of vocations assigned him to be a street sweeper instead of a scholar, he was pleased because it meant he could atone for the sins he had committed. The characters consist of Equality 7-2521, Te Golden one, The transgressor of the Unspeakable Word, International 4-8818, and collective 0-0009. Some one who enjoys books that has a little bit of a mystery and enjoy books that have to do with history would enjoy this book, Anthem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kc N | 2/9/2014

    " Very short and interesting. Reminds me of 'the Giver'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Trevor | 2/7/2014

    " While I don't agree with Rand's perception of Socialism or her ideology, she wrote a good sci-fi dystopian story here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephen Sakuma | 2/3/2014

    " A short but truly enjoyable read. It mixes some elements of fantasy/distopia and reminds me of the giver. "

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About the Narrator

Paul Meier, MD, is a psychiatrist at the Meier Clinics in Richardson, Texas, and the author of more than eighty books, including Love Is a Choice, Happiness Is a Choice, Blue Genes, and Everything I Learned Since I Knew It All. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs over the past thirty years, including shows with Oprah, Tom Snyder, Norman Vincent Peale, Joyce Meyer, Sheila Walsh, Paula White, and many others. He is also the founder of the national chain of counseling clinics called the Meier Clinics, a nonprofit corporation.