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Author: Ayn Rand Narrator: Christopher Hurt Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781455169894
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Atlas Shrugged is the “second most influential book for Americans today” after the Bible, according to a joint survey of five thousand people conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club in 1991.

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?

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world—and did. In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, he sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? The answers will be revealed once you discover the reason behind the baffling events that wreak havoc on the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book.

Tremendous in scope and breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn rand’s magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for Capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard Capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] vibrant and powerful novel of ideas.”

    New York Herald Tribune

  • “Ayn Rand is destined to rank in history as the outstanding novelist and most profound philosopher of the twentieth century.”

    New York Daily Mirror

  • Atlas Shrugged is not merely a novel. It is also—or may I say: first of all—a cogent analysis of the evils that plague our society.”

    Ludwig von Mises

  • “Countless individuals working to secure liberty have found inspiration in the works of Ayn Rand. With her unique ability to depict heroism, idealism, and romance behind the creativity of the individual, Rand inspires readers to come to the defense of free minds and free markets.”

    Chip Mellor, Institute for Justice

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A 1958 National Book Award Finalist

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 3/18/2018

    " Atlas Shrugged is an epic tale about the Spirit of Man and the forces that seek to destroy it. It is as relevant, or possibly even more relevant now as it was when first published 60 years ago. I've heard various readings of the book. None of them have the depth and expression of this one by Christopher Hurt. When I somehow lost the original version I've had for years in a computer crash, I just couldn't bring myself to listen to any of the other ones. That's why I'm so delighted to find this version available here in the Audio Bookstore. Thank you for making it available! "

About the Author

Author Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (1905–1982) was born in Russia, graduated from the University of Leningrad, and came to the United States in 1926. She published her first novel in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved a spectacular and enduring success, and her unique philosophy, Objectivism, gained a worldwide following.

About the Narrator

Christopher Hurt is an accomplished narrator with a lengthy résumé of popular titles for Blackstone. A graduate of George Washington University’s acting program, he currently resides in New York City.