Audio version of Atlas Shrugged

Posted by Abaco 3 months ago to Books
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Rather than read the book again I'm listening to the audio version that comes in a box of about 50 cds. I'm enjoying it on my commute. This morning I got to the love scene.

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  • Posted by freedomforall 3 months ago
    I have been listening to the audio book version on every cross country drive for about 15 years.
    It makes the 2300 miles from GA to LA like flying in first class, well, without the free booze and food service. I can make the trip driving in 2 1/4 days with only AS for company.
    Highly recommended for any extended drive.
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  • Posted by rainman0720 3 months ago
    Bought an audio copy some time ago, and it's a constant companion on my commutes, and at other times.

    The audio is something like 63 hours long, so by the time I get to the end I'm ready to listen to it again. I've been doing this for several years, and I have yet to get tired of hearing this masterpiece.
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  • Posted by walkabout 3 months ago
    I tried for years to read Atlas Shrugged, but had a terrible time getting through Rand's style. Listening to it on CD's get me through it (I loaned my copy to my brother (who is not an objectivist) and may never see them again.
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  • Posted by mshupe 3 months ago
    I'm afraid I'd daydream instead of listening intently, but I've had an audio book and what better place to start could there be?
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    • Posted by  $  gharkness 3 months ago
      This is what I do (daydream). Not specific to AS; it's any audio book; even a radio program. I just seriously cannot keep my mind on listening. When I do succeed in listening, it begins to feel like a brain invader after about 30 minutes. Hubby and I have learned to adapt. He has his audio entertainment fed through bluetooth directly to his hearing aids. I get the silence :-)
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  • Posted by salta 3 months ago
    Nice. Its a good commute book. I actually prefer the audio to reading Atlas, with the Fountainhead it was the other way round. Not sure why.
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  • Posted by bassboat 3 months ago
    I've read the book 6 times and probably listened to it that many times as well. Reading is better but you can't read all of the time. I still find little nuggets when I do either Needless to say it's a great book.
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  • Posted by bradberry1984 3 months ago
    In the past, I traveled a lot and listened to a lot of books on cd. Atlas Shrugged was my favorite. As long as there is a good reader, you will get SUCKED into the book. When you get to your destination you may even find yourself wondering how you got from point A to point B so quickly. I also listened to a lot of John Grisham's books. His readers are excellent.
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    • Posted by bradberry1984 3 months ago
      I do have to add that the film version was kind of a disappointment. With the audio version, or the paper version, your characters stay as your mind has configured them, based upon the voice of the reader. With the book turned movie, we had main character changes and after doing the audio, well yeah, the film version was kind of a let down. Still love it though!
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