Compared to Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead lacks the captivating storyline that drags one through the pages. Nevertheless, each character had profiles that had me stressing to find real world analogs. I found Roark's court speech to be a condensed and less dramatic summary of all the monologues from Atlas.
I was a huge fan of Atlas Shrugged and it made me want to read more Ayn Rand. Christopher Hurt did an excellent job narrating, although I would have loved a little more variety in the character of the voices. I will be looking for more in the future!
If you are a person that appreciates work well done for the sake of doing work to your complete satisfaction...work of your choosing for your enjoyment, then you will appreciate this book.