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Atlas Shrugged

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ayn Rand

Narrated By: Christopher Hurt

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2011

Duration: 55 hours 30 minutes


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?

In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man 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? And why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies but against the woman he loves?

Tremendous in scope and breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, an electrifying moral defense of capitalism and free enterprise which launched an ideological movement and gained millions of loyal fans around the world.

"Ayn Rand is destined to rank in history as the outstanding novelist and most profound philosopher of the twentieth century." -New York Daily Mirror


  • Cody B

    A book for those who want a deeper understanding of the laws of Life.

  • Tiffany Rau

    Great read!

  • Arthur Subklew

    I knew nothing of Ayn Rand when I read her book Anthem. I was profoundly stirred. That's when I found Atlas Shrugged. No book has ever moved me more.

  • Christine LaRocca

    The narrator did an excellent job. However, The audio quality was a bit inconsistent.

  • Michael Bottiggi

    One of the best books I have ever read. There are plenty of reviews out there to describe the book, so I'll write a bit about the narration. The narrator was great, and I'm happy that he did the Fountainhead as well, which I am currently listening to. He does a great job of interpreting Rand's intention. You know which characters are to be loathed, and which to be loved by the tone of voice. Pleasing voice and easy to listen to. Unfortunately, the audio has some issues. You can tell where they stopped and picked back up due to change of EQ and volume, and you can hear speaking and noises in the background. But honestly, it's totally worth it to hear the Christopher Hurt version vs. the remastered one, which is actually 6-7 hours longer.