We the Living by Ayn Rand audiobook

We the Living

By Ayn Rand
Read by Mary Woods

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441740113

  • ISBN: 9780786158287

  • ISBN: 9780786169696

  • ISBN: 9781433266539

Runtime: 18.03 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Centuryfor the Reader's List

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.

Of this book, Ayn Rand said, “it is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write. The plot is invented, the background is not. I was born in Russia, I was educated under the Soviets; I have seen the conditions of existence that I describe. The specific events of Kira’s life were not mine; her ideas, her convictions, her values were and are."

We the Living is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what dictatorship-of any kind-does to human beings. What happens to the defiant ones? What happens to those who succumb? Who are the winners in this conflict? For those who found Ayn Rand’s blockbuster Atlas Shrugged a powerful voice raised in defense of the individual, this book continues the theme of an individual’s right to the pursuit of his or her own happiness.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A really excellent piece of work.” H. L. Mencken
“A colossal love story with a massive philosophical framework.” Miami News

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Ayn Rand

Author Bio: Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (1905–1982) was born in Russia, graduated from the University of Leningrad, and came to the United States in 1926. She published her first novel in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved a spectacular and enduring success, and her unique philosophy, Objectivism, gained a worldwide following.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 18.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English