I was looking for more Edward Herrmann narrations after listening to Boys in the Boat. When I discovered he has done Rand's stuff I was delighted. While I love her philosophy, I have struggled with the breadth and depth of her novels. This was far more interesting for me in this form! Thanks Edward for your great reading!
Ayn is an influential author who offers an eye-opening perspective on the world. There is no middle ground for this one. It will either change your life or infuriate you. Either way you will learn something about yourself and how you see the world (or you will choose not to).
The book exceeded my exceptions especially since I'm not a fan of fictional books. The conversations between Roark and Wynand are my favorite. I can personally relate to Roark..made me feel not alone.
The full-length book version is my favorite of Ayn Rand's works (having consumed 4 so far). This abridged audio version was a good listen but misses out on some depth (as expected) and excludes at least one character completely (Catherine Halsey).
The first Ayn Rand book I read was Atlas Shrugged and it was amazing. This is Ayn's next best book and it actually is the one that made me a believer that Ayn is not a one hit wonder but an excellent all around author. the person reading was especially good and really gets on the the characters mood. I love everything about this book.
I enjoyed Atlas Shrugged so much that I thought this would be a home run too. My expectations were too high. This one was a bit too odd for my liking.....but still a good read overall.
In the world we live in today so many us try to hide or pretend to be something we're not but in this novel by Ayn Rand we see the truth behinds ones actions lies deep within and this is something one can simply not put a price on.