It's messed in the head and a good listen. If it was shorter and more refined like the main character I think this would be a far better book.
I couldn't buy into the power tripping & romance.
Spook Book 12
Narration was decent enough - Not much Hurt could do with such a downer of a story.
All of them and start from scratch.
Maybe I am not intellectual enough to keep up with this book but I was very disappointed in the Fountain Head. It starts out decent enough but then it ends up being a ridiculous battle of power, not for personal gain but personal destruction? Rourke, the main character, is supposed to be the one guy who possess any self worth but he is really just as bad if not worse than all the other characters. I am glad I can say, I made it through this mess but it was one heck of a struggle and I really wish I would have quite before i was a third of the way into it. I am disappointed in this book and do not think I will ever attempt another Rand book but maybe i am too simple to follow such an intellectual themed story. I choose to be simple rather than powerful and pitifully egotistical.
Classics, history, historical fiction, marketing, Napoleonic stuff and of course 'Boys own Adventure'. This is my bent. Occasional self help as well.
This book is great. The production, Christopher Hurt the narrator and thank you Ayn Rand for writing it. The story moves along nicely. The principles and ideas are nicely put and characters real and interesting. The reason I call it a novel for creatives, is that it spells out creative integrity and what it means. It rips up altruism, the concept we all have of selfishness and doing good for the good of all. Makes you think, so much I am going to listen to it again to pick up on those themes. I think every creative starting off in their pursuits should read this book as now more than ever we do need original thinkers who aren't some second hand junkie. Even if you are not a creator, then enjoy the story and open your mind.
I've read this book too times but this is the first time I have download it. In my opinion, this is Ayn Ryan best work. It is timeless and each time I read or listen to it I get a new perspective on the characters and the story it self.
This audio book became my obsession for a whole week. I couldn't stop listening to it. The narrator was captivating. This is the first of Rand's books I have ever read or listen to. I recommend it to all.
This book is more relevant today than it ever was. The struggle between individualism and collectivism, freedom and socialism. A great collection of characters on both sides. The hero is superb. Read all the Ayn Rand that you can get.
I could not summon any interest in this story whatsoever. Tried listening for about three hours but my mind kept wandering due to the annoying narration coupled with the dull story. Not worth it!
Don't miss this or Atlas Shrugged. I purchased Atlas Shrugged early last summer. I couldn't get myself to start it because of the length. When I finally started it and when I was half way through the first section I became hooked. I purchaser the Fountainhead because Atlas Shrugged was so good and I was not disappointed. The narrator on both books was excellent, same guy. It is amazing how a book(s) written so long ago can hold up as good as it does. If you are an economic conservative do not hesitate. If you are an economic liberal don’t bother. She does a great job making economic liberals look stupid. This book is about greatness and how we as a society must encourage it. Even though she was an atheist, I say thank God for Ayn Rand.
History, Science and a little Fiction.
I love the complex characters, I didn't agree with them sometimes but they made their points. A bit shocking at times, totally engrossing.
I absolutely recommend this audiobook if you are a thinker and not afraid to look at yourself.
My favorite character is Dominique, she always lives on her own terms.
The only thing I can think of that Christopher Hurt brought to the book that I couldn't experience if I had read the book, is a male voice. With that said he got pretty close to what what I would hear in my head, he did great.
I was moved every time Howard Roark was knocked back down by society.
If you value hard work, honesty, integrity and think that some people are moving us toward dependence on the government, and away from personal responsibility, you will love the message of this book.