if you read this and don't have a positive word to say, you are perhaps too far gone. expect some very emotional negative comments because the this is so telling. review with friends and you may trash this; listen on your own and keep an open mind
If you liked Atlas Shrugged, you will like this book. It's basically about the individuality and strong beliefs of a an architect who refuses to compromise or integrate himself in the status quo. Ayn Rand was a philosopher, so a lot of her Objectivism topics are woven in the book. The reader is also pretty good. The plot itself is somewhat thin and convoluted, but it's highly recommended for Ayn Rand fans.
seems like Ayn's still getting the concept together here that she illiterates so nicely in the other one.
Few authors rival Rand for detail in writing. The plot depth and character development are tremendous. Whether you agree with her philosophy or not, it is a great read (or listen). Amazing how relevant her ideas still are despite the age of the book. You won't be disappointed.
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!
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.
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.'