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.
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.
This book is worshipped by High school student's everywhere who are prideful in their easy victories over the world they see. This book is perfect for them, creating a Romeo-esq super hero of undying fortitude. But reading this as an adult, this book is ridiculous and overly romantic about "things." Ayn Rand was an atheist and elitist who was scared by the 1917 Russian Revolution. I honestly don't even disagree with her philosophy, just her sophmoric medium of expressing it. There is no thought for discussion, question to be mused over, just a preacher giving a 2 dimensional sermon. Christopher Hurt does a great job, my only fault is with this book.
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!
The narration was engaging
The triumphs of the characters
The main character
No. But is was so relate-able to real life
Interesting Philosophical Story
His pace is exquisite. He never feels like he is rushing or dragging but just right. It almost feels like a great classic movie. His different voices are also very good. He gives a suitable personality to each main character just in how he speaks.
A moment? Maybe the final trial. But over all the book is written to stir all sorts of emotions. This is persuasive literature meant to show you the excellence of Rand's philosophy, and she does it very well. Sometimes you find yourself cheering for and agreeing with ideas with which you don't agree.
Rand's prose is excellent. Most of her characters are unrealistic, but this is intentional to demonstrate the opposite philosophies. After the book was finished I couldn't help but think to myself, was Rand prophetic? Or is this more proof that there is nothing new under the sun? Or are the extreme philosophies Rand saw finally out in the open today?
I really could barely keep myself from listening to this book. Normally I only listen to audio books when I am doing something a little mundane, but I listened to this one as I would read a book I couldn't put down, all the time. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes a good story which makes them think.