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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ayn Rand Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This remarkable, newly revised collection of Ayn Rand’s early fiction, now including the previously unpublished short story, “The Night King,” ranges from beginner’s exercises to excerpts from early versions of We the Living and The Fountainhead. Arranged chronologically, from 1926 through 1940, these works allow readers to follow the extraordinary trajectory of Rand’s literary and intellectual growth during a critical decade: from a twenty-one-year-old Russian immigrant struggling to master English to the brilliant prose stylist she was to become in her mature work. Chosen and introduced by Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand’s longtime associate and literary executor, each piece represents a significant advance in Rand’s evolution as artist and philosopher.

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  • “This collection of unfinished and largely developmental short stories offers strong characters with integrity and purpose, and provides some insight into Rand’s growth as a writer. In brief, intimate readings, narrator Bernadette Dunne creates realistic characters with only slight shifts in tone. Most of the stories are written in the first person, and Dunne demonstrates her ability to realize each character without theatrics. Dunne’s voice shifts almost imperceptibly between description and dialogue, and the result is a resonating, unencumbered performance.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Harper | 6/15/2011

    " There is some very elegant epistemology in Rand's writing here. Whether it is non-sequiter to anti-mystical and anti-socialism ideals is up to the distinguished reader to adjudge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Scott | 6/7/2010

    " I learned all about Objectivism from this book. Great philosophy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ty | 5/15/2009

    " I didn't like this. Mostly Rand weaves and unweaves tautologies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Patrick | 4/26/2009

    " An excellent account of epistemology. Rand's view on concept formation is especially novel. "

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