Free Audio: Ayn Rand’s 1938 Dystopian Novella Anthem

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Below you can hear a free audio ver­sion of Ayn Rand’s 1938 novel­la, Anthem. Orig­i­nal­ly meant to be a play, this work of dystopi­an fic­tion “takes place at some unspec­i­fied future date when mankind has entered anoth­er dark age. Tech­no­log­i­cal advance­ment is now care­ful­ly planned and the con­cept of indi­vid­u­al­i­ty has been elim­i­nat­ed.” The nov­el “upholds Rand’s cen­tral prin­ci­ples of her phi­los­o­phy and of her heroes: rea­son, val­ues, voli­tion, indi­vid­u­al­ism.” You will need to down­load Spo­ti­fy’s free soft­ware to play the audio. This record­ing will be added to our col­lec­tion, 1,000 Free Audio Books: Down­load Great Books for Free

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