Anthem, Version 4


Read by Greg Giordano

(4.5 stars; 42 reviews)

Ayn Rand is best known for her classics Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. One of her earlier works, Anthem, is a dystopian vision of a world in which “self” has been abolished and people have become nothing more than parts of a greater “collective.” Rooted in her own experiences fleeing from the communist Russia of the 1920’s, as well as the rise of fascism in Italy and National Socialism in Germany, Rand wrote Anthem as a warning to all concerned with losing personal identity in an ever changing and rapidly developing world. Summary by Greg Giordano (2 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Part One 33:28 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Two 20:43 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Three 4:58 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Four 4:08 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Five 5:23 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Six 6:53 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Seven 13:56 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Eight 5:15 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Nine 9:26 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Ten 9:13 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Eleven 6:31 Read by Greg Giordano
Part Twelve 11:45 Read by Greg Giordano

Reviews

Excellent reading, not long

(5 stars)

The reader is excellent. The story is a great warning against the willful surrendering of the individual's sense of self importance and ultimately very concept of the individul. I listened in its entirety on a Sunday afternoon and the reader held my attention.

Pretty good

(4 stars)

The narrator is clear, and the tone in his voice is varied enough to keep interest. The material is an intriguing story. a warning against socialist adoption and trust in the collective.

worth a listen

(4 stars)

A good story overall and not to long. The ending was a little disappointing. The audio volume is good. The reader is clear but monotone.

(4 stars)

I disagree with the central ideas of the book and the philosophy of ayn rand but the book itself is written well and is enjoyable enough to read.

Good

(5 stars)

Good recording I have to speed it up because it is too slow for me. But the speed creature makes it easier to listen too.

Good reader

(4 stars)

Good reader, but the novel holds individualism in such a high regard that it does anything to make collectivism seem stupid and evil.

excellent voice!

(5 stars)

I would just want to commend the readers for a comprehensive reading. The book is beautiful for Ayn Rand is a legend!

Great Little Story

(5 stars)

Wonderful book with a solid, alebiet slow, read. Definitely worth an afternoon.