All of them, because they were true to themselves. Rand does such a good job with the characters.
He did a great job with the voices.
I loved the book, well... If love started at a 9 out of 10, I would give this book an 8.9. I felt like I was listening to the blooming of Atlas Shrugged. Rand is so talented, and it is unfair to compare to Atlas Shrugged. So listen/read both.
Never read the print version.
Subtle philosophical undertones written in such a masterful prose and intricate plot.
Too long for that. But I never would have stopped the tape if I had the time.
This is going on my permanent list partly becuase I love the Fountainhead but mostly because of the awesome narration. I am only half way through but decided to rate this because I am sure it can only get better. A must listen for all the Ayn Rand followers out there.
I enjoyed reading this novel; however, it doesn't stand a chance against Atlas Shrugged. After reading Atlas Shrugged, I felt that the characters and themes were not fully developed; Ayn Rand would revisit some of these themes again in her later novels.
As for the audio recording, parts III and IV for were awful due to an echo in the background. Other than that, the narrator did a good job of differentiating the characters and transmitting their personalities through their voice.
You have to enjoy Ayn Rand's style to enjoy her books. Not for everyone. I personally enjoyed this story as was all Atlas Shrugged.
Christian, business person, martial artist, snow skier, traveler, lover of breakfast
Hearing the core concepts of individualism through the story of the protagonist, Howard Roark.
Lots of memorable quotes throughout, but it all comes together at the end of the book.
No. The reader did a good enough job that I focused on the book rather than the way he spoke.
I thought this was great, but I'm also a fan of the free-market. If you are not pro-capitalist or you're not familiar with the concepts of capitalism or socialism, this book will probably not be you're thing.
The unapologetic reverence of capitalism and pride in the individual over the collective.
Um, I don't know if he brings anything different that I wouldn't have gotten from reading, but he does a really great job.
Yeah. Hard on.
Ayn Rand is a very particular flavor and not to everyone's taste.
I loved how the book was written 70 years ago and it still is relevant today. The dialog is air tight and the characters are extremely complex. It has many themes that will mean different things to different people.
All the little things that reminds me about the silliness of society and the trust we place in official sounding groups and people. The relationship between Roark and Dominique is unlike any other I have seen in a book and it constantly kept me guessing.
Every part of it. I got a feel for every character and the way they interacted with each other
Yes it was, but it is 30hrs so it would be hard to do.
This is an amazing book that I think everyone could learn something from. It does get preachy toward the end, but that should not take away from this amazing story. The writing style flows better then most of the other books I have read. Anyone who decides to take the time to listen to this book will not regret it.
Why not about architecture. But it is all about the unconventional and how being different is ever a problem. A moderne tale about self image, value and belief. Also the way looking at life in reverse i.e. being selfish in order to be generous or generous in order to acquire merit and fame is interesting.
Subject and the way it is handled. It gets a bit long at times
None proeminent but the way all characters have their part in the book to tell their tale.
yes when you realize humanity and generosity can hide the worst schemes. the plot is absolutely amazing at times
Thank you for the good time!