Anthem

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.43 hours)
Product Number: Z100095266
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481537629
Narrator/s: Paul Meier
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Ayn Rand's classic bestseller, Anthem, is the unforgettable tale of a nightmarish totalitarian future-and the ultimate triumph of the individual spirit. First published in 1938, and often compared with Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World, this beautifully written story has introduced millions to Rand's provocative worldview.Rand's protagonist, Equality 7-2521, describes a surreal world of faceless, nameless drones who "exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State. Amen." Alone, this daring young man defies the will of the ruling councils and discovers the forbidden freedoms that prevailed during the Unmentionable Times. In other words, he finds and celebrates the power of the self. In doing so, he becomes the prototypical Rand hero-a bold risk-taker who shuns conformity and unabashedly embraces egoism.This exciting dramatization features an electrifying performance by veteran actor and former BBC Drama Repertory Company member Paul Meier. It is certain to be the definitive recording of Anthem-and a milestone in audio interpretation of literary classics.

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Author(s): Ayn Rand
Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: Feb 26, 2009

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Author(s): Ayn Rand
Narrator(s): Andrew Garman
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Author(s): Ayn Rand
Narrator(s): Paul Meier
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Released: Jan 31, 2002
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781565115484
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Author(s): Ayn Rand
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Author(s): Ayn Rand
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Professional reviews

"Ayn Rand's Anthem is a short dystopic novel about a man who escapes a society from which all individuality has been squeezed. Its allegory is crudely transparent, and the ideas have lost their political urgency. (The book was published in 1938, a decade before Orwell's 1984.) But Anthem provides a good introduction to Rand's philosophy of "objectivism," which is built on individuality, freedom, and reason. Paul Meier is an excellent choice for the novel's first-person narrator--he manages to maintain an urgency in his voice, pleading but never whining, mirroring the main character's struggle against his totalitarian world. D.B. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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