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    • Atlas Shrugged

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 52 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves? Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dated but a good story

    • By Douglas Cole on 2019-07-11

    Price: CDN$ 64.80

    • The Fountainhead

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing book

    • By jimcalekdor on 2018-03-09

    Price: CDN$ 42.30

    • Atlas Shrugged

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
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    As passionate as it is profound, Atlas Shrugged is one of the most influential novels of our time. In it, Rand dramatizes the main tenets of objectivism, her philosophy of rational selfishness. She explores the ramifications of her radical thinking in a world that penalizes human intelligence and integrity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uplifting

    • By Raymond on 2018-08-06

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • The Fountainhead

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
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    The Fountainhead studies the conflict between artistic genius and social convention, a theme Ayn Rand later developed into the idealistic philosophy knows as Objectivism. Rand's hero is Howard Roark, a brilliant young architect who won't compromise his integrity, especially in the unconventional buildings he designs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narration

    • By Writer, Reader, Shopper on 2019-06-07

    Price: CDN$ 29.60

    • Atlas Shrugged

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 62 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Kathy Fraser on 2019-06-22

    Price: CDN$ 56.41

    • We the Living

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Mary Woods
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three people who demand the right to live their own lives. At its center is a girl whose passionate love is her fortress against the cruelty and oppression of a totalitarian state. Rand said of this book: "It is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write."

    Price: CDN$ 41.64

    • The Virtue of Selfishness

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: C.M. Hernert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life - the life proper to a rational being - as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with human nature, with the creative requirement of survival, and with a free society.

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • For the New Intellectual

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is Ayn Rand's challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time and the "atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion" that they create. One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philosophy, an ethic of rational self-interest, that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of altruism and self-sacrifice.

    Price: CDN$ 20.18

    • Return of the Primitive

    • The Anti-Industrial Revolution
    • Written by: Ayn Rand, Peter Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the 1960s and early '70s, the most prominent, vocal cultural movement was the New Left: a movement that condemned America and everything it stood for: individualism, material wealth, science, technology, capitalism.

    Price: CDN$ 27.90

    • The Art of Fiction

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ayn Rand discusses how a writer combines abstract ideas with concrete action and description to achieve a unity of theme, plot, characterization, and style, the four essential elements of fiction. Here, too, are Rand's illuminating analyses of passages from famous writers, rewrites of scenes from her own works, and fascinating rules for building dramatic plots and characters with depth.

    Price: CDN$ 31.01

    • Anthem

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    “It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil.” Deep issues of conscience are explored in Ayn Rand’s dystopian tale of a man who dares to fight against a system that invades his very mind and identity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Right-wing Propaganda

    • By Melissa on 2019-03-14

    Price: CDN$ 12.47

    • The Romantic Manifesto

    • A Philosophy of Literature
    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned collection of essays, Ayn Rand throws new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again, she demonstrates her bold originality and her refusal to let conventional ideas define her sense of the truth. Rand eloquently asserts that one cannot create art without infusing it with one's own value judgments and personal philosophy - even an attempt to withhold moral overtones only results in a deterministic or naturalistic message.

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • Philosophy

    • Who Needs It
    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Who needs philosophy? Ayn Rand's answer: Everyone. This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have: a rational, conscious, and therefore practical one, or a contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal one.

    • Who Needs It
    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Lloyd James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 2007-04-25
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • Ayn Rand Answers

    • The Best of Her Q & A
    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    After the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Ayn Rand occasionally lectured in order to bring her philosophy of Objectivism to a wider audience and apply it to current cultural and political issues. These taped lectures and the question-and-answer sessions that followed added not only an eloquent new dimension to Ayn Rand's ideas and beliefs, but a fresh and spontaneous insight into Ayn Rand herself.

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • Anthem

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Anthem" is set in a distant collectivist future, when every form and emblem of individualism has been erased and society has reverted to a preindustrial level. In this novella, as many of her writings, Ayn dramatizes her philosophy of Objectivism in the main character. Its hero is a scientist in a world where the pursuit of knowledge is a crime, and he struggles against the established society to discover the meaning of individual freedom.

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 2018-09-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 1.18

    • Anthem

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    Technological advancement is now carefully planned, and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. A young man known as Equality 7-2521 rebels by doing secret scientific research. When his activity is discovered, he flees into the wilderness with the girl he loves. Together, they plan to establish a new society based on rediscovered individualism.

    Price: CDN$ 8.71

    • Capitalism

    • The Unknown Ideal
    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This was the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constituted a major philosophic revolution. In this series of essays, she presented her stand on the persecution of big business, the causes of war, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism.

    • The Unknown Ideal
    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 2005-05-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 33.31

    • End of the Road

    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Ayn Rand
    • Length: 25 mins
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    Ayn Rand presents her views of the world, politics, and human thought.

    Price: CDN$ 9.25

    • The Voice of Reason

    • Essays in Objectivist Thought
    • Written by: Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
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    In the years between her first public lecture in 1961 and her last in 1981, Ayn Rand spoke and wrote about topics as different as education, medicine, Vietnam, and the death of Marilyn Monroe. In The Voice of Reason, these pieces are gathered together in book form for the first time. Written in the last decades of Rand's life, they reflect a life lived on principle, a probing mind, and a passionate intensity. With them are five essays by Leonard Peikoff, Rand's longtime associate and literary executor.

    Price: CDN$ 33.31

    • Ideal

    • The Novel and the Play
    • Written by: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane, Robin Field
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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    Originally conceived as a novel but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, Ideal is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run and turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal - a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul.

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

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