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Chere Theriot

2 Hours 13 Minutes


January 2011

Audio Book Summary

Anthem is a dystopic science fiction story taking 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, if at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the word “I” has disappeared from the language). As is common in her work, Rand draws a clear distinction between the “socialist/communal” values of equality and brotherhood and the “productive/capitalist” values of achievement and individuality. The story also parallels Stalinist Russia, which was currently going on at the time as the story was published

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    This woman is horrid. Incessant pauses before 'big' words, bad pacing, aimless stumbles, muffling microphone noises. Ten minutes was all I could handle.

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  • Mark hughes

    She's not very good. I couldn't take any more. I quit after 15 minutes.

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  • Rochelle Rector

    Interesting book. Narrator was bad, but didn't ruin the book for me.

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  • Jeff Davidson

    Impossible to listen to...gave up. I'll just read it on my own.

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    terrible reading. I'm looking for this from another narrator

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  • Oscar F.

    The ego-cult of the ending is sickening, sad and philosophically contradictive to me. It has the oppositionen effect on me than seems to be the authors intention... i rather feel disgust of individualisms result and the urge of caring about others.

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  • Wendy McCoy

    I think the story would be good but the narrator is annoying. Keeps clearing her throat.

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  • Bo S.

    Amazing book. I’ve read it multiple tones. The narrator ruined it for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Book ruined by annoying narration . Hated the chapter interruptions with who had recorded it point and disruptive. Don’t bother.

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  • Daz

    It’s a great book

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