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  • Publisher: HighBridge Company; Abridged,Abridged; 12 hours on 10 CDs edition (May 25 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565114175
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565114173
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.9 x 14.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,204 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #268,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

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AYN RAND is the author of Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged, and numerous non-fiction essays on philosophy, ethics, politics, art, and literature. Her philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience of adherents and admirers. She died in March 1982.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER on Nov. 23 2006
Format: Hardcover
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.
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By A Customer on June 18 2004
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.
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By A Customer on June 14 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was a hard book for me to read and fully appreciate. Having been brought up in an Italian, Catholic and Democrat family, I was brought up with all of the misconceptions about wealth and money.
"Money is the root of all evil." My parents would say. But funny how tightly they held on to it! Even as a child I felt that something was wrong. The first reference I got was from our Priest who clarified that terrible misquote from the Bible and said "the love of money is the root of all evil."
None the less Rands book seemed too capitalistic to a smalltown boy like me. I was introduced to this book in high school and had a hard time accepting it's contents.
In fact, I had to read it several times to understand it so deep were the roots of democrat, small town thinking.
Even though Atlas shrugged is a novel, I am continually impressed by the quality of people that I have met who have achieved high levels of wealth and recommend this book.
It is a bit of a hard slog, read a few pages per day. Evenif it takes several weeks. It will be worth it. As an aside, I also recommend the tapes to play in your car. Beats listening to murders, robberies or democrat commercials.
Al in all, this is a great book and tape set. Highly recommended. By the way, my Priest now recomends this book as well. Nothing evil about money. Thank you Ayn Rand
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
ayn rand beseeches us to acknolowedge our duty to engage the modern material svadharma (not in these words). 'atlas shrugged' illustrates the dangers of rampant apathy, or wantonly misplaced idealism (on the part of the masses) in the midst of catastrophic collective illusion.
she conveys the very nature of compassion; and it's not flowers for all (not yet!). the protagonists are modern arjunas. in today's world, maybe it's not possible without revolutionary change -- the essence is too diluted. this is a new scenario, that goes further by proposing a plausible contemporary social modus operandi. (where can i meet dagny?!)
an epic hyperbole, every word has its place. the thrilling pace devours itself (my first read took less than 1 week). so relax, and let her take you on a trip. written from 1946-1957, this is a utopian, salt-of-the-earth 1984 -- without big brother. it purports a means, not an end. the individual must incorporate, improvise, and reflect upon the possibilities of capitalism if its citizens totally embodied thee greater good.
currency represents potential in material form. any 'spritiual' society has 'jobs.' what wonderful opportunity to do good with that! this is the author's challenge to each of us.
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