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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Wonderful book, good narrator
Love the book, am definitely a fan of the narrator, but the quality of the recording leaves a significant amount to be desired. Not infrequently the volume and tone of voice change after a sentence, sometimes loud beeps or clicks cut through for an instant, and (most amazingly) I can hear, very faintly in the background, other people indistinctly talking. Was this not recorded in a soundproof room, or what the heck? Truly, these technical failings are not a big deal, but I felt compelled to report honestly the quality of this recording.
I don't understand why this is even on itunes but it's somehow corrupted. It has seven parts which isn't complete book, then a part 8 from another version, stuck on the end, which overlaps. And part 8 won't sync to my phone, makes no sense and is VERY frustrating. Very disappointed in apple to have this here, its trash delete it.