Love, Pen Name
This is a long one. The narration is okay. The book is decent, it has themes which are built upon throughout the novel, but the characters are flat without and only there to dole out drawn out speeches illustrating Rand's philosophies.
This was substantially better than reading the book, which I tried on two occasions to do, but was never successful.
Has everything I loved in Atlas Shrugged. A great story with philosophy and romanticism spun in. Definitely worth the credit!
Rand describes the human condition with exquisite detail that truly holds your attention for hours. The reader is great. Every American should read this book as required reading - the public schools and government workers could especially use this illustration of what it means to be free.
If you are considering this, then maybe you've got the brains to appreciate it. I'm not employing the Emperor's New Clothes strategy. The vocab is difficult, and the concepts are complex. But even though it's a hefty tomb, not a word is wasted. I've never read its equal, except for maybe 'Atlas Shrugged.'
The Fountainhead is my favorite book. The narator for your version that I purchased from audible was unacceptable to my ear and I was unable to listen very long. I would encourage audible to obtain the recording that Books on Tape owned. Although I don't recall the narator off hand, it may have been Kate Reading.
if it wasn't written
will not read another Ayn Rand
yes. Mr. Hurt was the only redeeming quality but one can't make a silk purse from the proverbial sow's ear.
i felt really good when it was over.
this book was so filled with negativity that i needed to read something fun and positive afterward. the flow was slow, the plot was convoluted to the point that i was unable to find it. i found most of the characters vapid and one-dimensional. i felt as though i wasted my time.
Christopher Hurt - yes.
I have listened to both the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Cannot understand why people like her writing. When I was in my early 20s, I read both books and liked the independent, strong character of Roark. Now that I am older, I find the story to be simplistic, poorly written, and a garbage plot. This is a book I could not wait to get to the end so it was over, rather than good books where I wanted to know what happened at the end.
Great voices, easy to listen to.
the characters are not, character I mean. I don't care about any of them at all, they might as well be strangers that I am waiting to watch leave the stage so the story can start.
What genre is this? Not drama, not comedy, not action. As I understand it this is one of those novels that are suppose to have a larger meaning, social Darwinism, or individualism, or objectivitsm, or whatever drivel the author was trying to hit you over the head with. Long boring round about speeches. too many villains to keep track of and no hero at all.
narration was the best part of this book.
So the hero gets the girl at the end, well not much of a hero gets not much of a girl, as a matter of fact we have an entirely different name to describe this heroine in upstate NY, however putting it in print only brings me down to the level of the story I have grudgingly listened to.