Start reading Atlas Shrugged on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for

Atlas Shrugged [Kindle Edition]

Ayn Rand
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,197 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: CDN$ 20.99 includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
Sold by: Penguin Group USA
This price was set by the publisher

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books even without a Kindle device with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets, and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Product Description


Winner of the Listen Up Award-Best Packaging/Cover Art of 1996 [brought to you by HighBridge Audio] -- Publishers Weekly, January 6, 1997

Product Description

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world—and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world’s motor—and the motive power of every man? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the characters in this story.Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life—from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy—to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction—to the philosopher who becomes a pirate—to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph—to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad—to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.You must be prepared, when you read this novel, to check every premise at the root of your convictions. This is a mystery story, not about the murder—and rebirth—of man’s spirit. It is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, a ruthlessly brilliant plot structure and an irresistible suspense. Do you say this is impossible? Well, that is the first of your premises to check.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2300 KB
  • Print Length: 1188 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (April 21 2005)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003V8B5XO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,197 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy another edition of this book May 25 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This edition of the book is not too great. The font is too small and the pages are hard to open, so I would recommend buying another version of the book.
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book made an impact on me! Nov. 23 2006
By bernie TOP 50 REVIEWER
In case this is your first encounter with this book, It is a fresh story but a continuation to Ayn Rand's philosophy that started out with books like "We the living" where she new something was wrong but could not put her finger on it. She progressed to books as "The Fountainhead" where she could describe the problem quite well. Now in "Atlas Shrugged she has come up with a plausible answer to the problem. In essence your head can work without your hands yet your hands can not work without your head.

The story is not unique but it still holds you attention. The world is becoming more socialized and it is harder for individuals to make an impact without having a multitude of parasites on their back. Some chose to fight, others chose to ignore, some do not have a clue as to what is happening. The world seems to be gearing down is just coincidence or is there some one taking a hand in it. "Who is John Galt?"

I can tell you of my experience with the book. I must have been a late bloomer or just unlucky, because I did not come across "Atlas shrugged" until I was 20 years old. I was in the military and needed some reading material. My younger sister sent me the book. It looks just a little thick to me but I started reading, and reading and reading. I do not know if it was the story or the clarity of thought. Now I saw everything in a new or different light. It felt weird to see the newspapers and politics paralleling the book.

I was in New York (West Point) at the time and three things stood out to this day. The was a public service announcement on the TV "The law says that an apartment owner can not charge more than 30% of what you make" and at the same time the apartment buildings were closing down.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
2.0 out of 5 stars There is potential but it's lost in drivel May 25 2014
By Dexter
Format:Mass Market Paperback
First a note about the book. The Paperback edition is terrible to read. It's far too small, cheaply made and the words are microscopic. Try to find a hardcover edition or a different edition of the paperback.

Now the material itself. Atlas Shrugged has a great beginning, a long, but still good middle, but a winding and unsatisfying end.

The beginning sets the novel up with a mystery, "Who is John Galt". In the first chapter we her this enigmatic phrase uttered in response to a question that one couldn't possibly answer. It's usage is continued throughout the book, but who is John Galt? The answer to that book is found later in the book.

A healthy amount of characters are introduced but they are cleanly segregated into two categories. Those who own businesses and are the clear heros of the story, and those who seek to provide to people less fortunate through taxation and regulation of the rich, these people are clearly the villains in the story. Beliefs aside, Ayn Rand's characters are one-dimensional straw-men whose sole purpose is to spread her ideology. People she see's favourably are described as emotionless workaholics, they are attractive, fit and intelligent. People she see's negatively are emotional in confrontations, and ugly unhealthy people.

Scenes in which characters are incredibly uncomfortable to read. Love in Ayn Rand's world is one-sided. Pleasure is only for the man and the woman seems almost unwilling during these scenes. Even though this book is little over 50 years old these love scenes read like an ancient relic of the past.

The plot is interesting enough even if one doesn't agree with the economic beliefs so plainly pushed at its readers.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Who is John Galt? June 21 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Is he a destroyer or a liberator?
Why does her 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?
You will know the answers to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc witht he lives of the amazing men and woman in this remarkable book, Atlas Shrugged by renowned author Ayn Rand. You will discover why a productive genious becomes a worthless playboy. Why a great steel industrialist is working for his own dstruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railaroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill.
Now a modern classic, Atlas Shrugged offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth centuries leading artists.
Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said he would stop the motor of the world and did.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to believe that this is a novel June 18 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Nearly 1100 pages long, Atlas Shrugged flows like a 100 page book. I found this great book by Ayn Rand to be an absolutely delightful read. In fact I couldn't put it down.
After reading all of the sub 5 star reviews from people who obviously never read the book, I thought I would interject my own thoughts and subit a review.
Although a book about economics, Atlas Shrugged i s written in the form of a novel. This nearly 1100 page classic expertly demonstrates why capitolism is the system most beneficial to all people, rich and poor alike; and how punishing those individuals who are responsible for creating wealth (through burdomsome taxation and government regulation) can bring the economy, and the entire country, to a standstill (take a look at what happened to the American economy after Clintons tax hike, the biggest tax hike in history)
Atlas Shrugged is must reading for anyone who wants to uncover the truth about creating wealth and what forces can be used to slow down or impede that growth. Atlas Shrugged is a favorite book among the most financially successful people that I know.
This 40+ year old classic by Ayn Rand is must reading for all entrepreneurs and wealth builders. Read it, use it and profit.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
Most recent customer reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time.
Worst peice of s*** I have ever read.
Published 25 days ago by Reece Marchand
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book.
Read this book; it will change your life.
Published 2 months ago by Werden203
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Brady
5.0 out of 5 stars I am reading mine now and got this for my ...
I am reading mine now and got this for my daughter. This will be my reference book from now on.
Published 3 months ago by Mary Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fight for Freedom
What an intense novel of clear thinking young people who tried to live their own reality during the Russian Revolution. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Janice Darlington
1.0 out of 5 stars $7.99 in the US, but $20.99 in Canada. Disgusting
In Canada, the ebook actually costs $5 *more* than the school and library binding! Moochers and looters, indeed.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Not even after my death.
Not even at my funeral.
Published 6 months ago by Gabriel C. Pajor
2.0 out of 5 stars Atlas Shrugged
I don't normally read fiction, however with Paul Ryan's obsession with Ayn Rand's philosophy, I decided I would judge her for myself. Ryan talks about makers and takers. Read more
Published 8 months ago by plif55
5.0 out of 5 stars Atlas Shrugged
I'm in admiration for Ayn Rand,
From the time I started this book ,I could not put it down ,you want to keep on reading.
Published 9 months ago by Rachel Lewin
5.0 out of 5 stars Who is John Galt
Look around, it is real. When Rand wrote this book, she was basing it on what she had witnessed, we had better pay attention and start to take a voting interest....
Published 12 months ago by MH
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category