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Author: Ayn Rand Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483066332

Publisher Description

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. The work concludes with Peikoff’s epilogue, “My Thirty Years with Ayn Rand: An Intellectual Memoir”, which answers the question “What was Ayn Rand really like?” Important reading for all thinking individuals, this collection communicates not only Rand’s singular worldview, but also the penetrating cultural and political analysis to which it gives rise.

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  • “Thirty-one entirely provocative essays.”

    - Charleston Evening Post
  • “Thought-provoking…vintage Rand!”

    - Richmond News Leader
  • “Persuasive…well-articulated…prime Rand!”

    - Kirkus Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love a lot of Ayn's philosophy, but reading this kind of made me wonder how much of a paragon of human achievement the guy that wrote this thought she was. Her comments on why a woman shouldn't be president were particularly amusing. *cough* Hilary sucks! *cough* "

    - Brian, 4/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was my first exposure to Rand, and I found it to be a very accessible school of thought. I'm interested in exploring other books by Rand, mainly Atlas Shrugged, to better understand her Objectivist philosophy. "

    - Jason, 2/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Ayn Rand's construct on Objectivism is a bit ahead of her time. These essays are thought provoking and a brilliant read. "

    - Shaant, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Nice collection of essays from a brilliant thinker/writer. "

    - Phil, 1/12/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A great collection of articles tackling subjects including politics, education, environmentalism, socialism, collectivism, and others, all from the Objectivist perspective. "

    - Non, 12/6/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Ayn Rand's construct on Objectivism is a bit ahead of her time. These essays are thought provoking and a brilliant read. "

    - Shaant, 10/10/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was my first exposure to Rand, and I found it to be a very accessible school of thought. I'm interested in exploring other books by Rand, mainly Atlas Shrugged, to better understand her Objectivist philosophy. "

    - Jason, 1/22/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nice collection of essays from a brilliant thinker/writer. "

    - Phil, 9/20/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love a lot of Ayn's philosophy, but reading this kind of made me wonder how much of a paragon of human achievement the guy that wrote this thought she was. Her comments on why a woman shouldn't be president were particularly amusing. *cough* Hilary sucks! *cough* "

    - Brian, 1/13/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A great collection of articles tackling subjects including politics, education, environmentalism, socialism, collectivism, and others, all from the Objectivist perspective. "

    - Non, 12/4/2007
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " still reading this - kind of painful "

    - Cheyanne, 3/27/2007

About the Author

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

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway.