Anthem (version 2)

Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg

(4.6 stars; 183 reviews)

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age characterized by irrationality, collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the use of the word "I" is punishable by death). (Summary by Wikipedia) (1 hr 51 min)


01 - Chapter 1 27:51 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
02 - Chapter 2 17:59 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
03 - Chapter 3 4:08 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
04 - Chapter4 3:31 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
05 - Chapter 5 4:33 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
06 - Chapter 6 6:13 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
07 - Chapter 7 11:44 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
08 - Chapter 8 4:33 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
09 - Chapter 9 7:45 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
10 - Chapter 10 7:31 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
11 - Chapter 11 5:29 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg
12 - Chapter 12 10:03 Read by Caden Vaughn Clegg


Never forget the power of I

(5 stars)

Great book on rediscovering the power of the individual. An anti-socialism and anti-communism masterpiece that shows the fallacy of thinking you have no power other than that the establishment gives you. great work ahead of its time. in the vein of 1984 and A Brave New World

Riveting & Relevant story ...Excellent reader

(5 stars)

This was my first time "reading" Ayn Rand, and it was very enjoyable. I have a weakness for dystopian literature, however this was easily among the best stories of that type. The story itself is entertaining and quite relevant to today's world. The reader was flawless and I love the gravity of his voice, it worked perfect for this novella. This is now among my favorite books, thanks Librivox!

Excellent reading

(5 stars)

A very good reading - clear and pleasant of voice and not lacking in the conviction demanded by Rand's song to the self. Thank you.

(4.5 stars)

A well-written, well-read anti-socialism dystopia. Relatively short, good for a two-hour trip.

Et in Arcadia Ego

(5 stars)

With a good reader, the story can hold more truth. Even though Rand made his message short, the weight behind it carries much momentum and will carry on long, long after his death. This is a great download, so download it and install the message. :)

(3.5 stars)

I get it. Ayn Rand. Maybe somewhat revolutionary in her we are 'living the dream.' How's that working out for us? Fountainhead is by far my favourite Ayn Rand novel - the story is so much richer in texture than this dystopian offering.

Well done

(5 stars)

Read clearly, read at an appropriate pace (not slow enough to be boring, as many readers are), read with sufficiently different voices for different characters. Thank you, I enjoyed it.


(5 stars)

Narrator did a great job. Great enunciation and emphasis. It's a clean and crisp recording. I didn't notice any static or background noise. I enjoyed the audiobook very much.