Caricaturized Atlas Shrugged
I much preferred Atlas Shrugged, We The Living, and Anthem. The characters in Fountainhead were too extreme and not as likeable. I would love to be Dagny Taggart and date Hank Reardon, but never Dominique or Howard. I understand they were playing Objectivism to its fullest, but they were overdone. Dagny and Hank and John Galt do it better.
He is wonderful ... have listened to his Atlas Shrugged and Tom Sawyer. He is not the problem with this audiobook.
The story is as it should be, a well written effort by Ayn Rand. Unfortunately, the audio version does it no justice. I've had better audio performances by other books on Audible, this one seems to have been done in the early days of audio books. Quality is mediocre at best.
A good book is one you enjoy reading. An excellent book is one you can read again and love again. If you have read Atlas Shrugged, and liked it, you will like this one too.
I think this was a perfect time for this classic; as socialism gains popularity in our country, and we now have a socialist presidential candidate that is doing extremely well. This book does a good job of contrasting the ideas of individualism which this country has strived on since its birth, and collectivism which we seem to be hell bent on moving too. The story was entertaining and the narrator was great. It even made some of the slow moving parts seem more interesting. I highly recommend this audio book.