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Ronald Davis

Janesville, WI USA

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  • The Fountainhead

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (190)

    The Fountainhead studies the conflict between artistic genius and social convention, a theme Ayn Rand later developed into the idealistic philosophy knows as Objectivism. Rand's hero is Howard Roark, a brilliant young architect who won't compromise his integrity, especially in the unconventional buildings he designs.

    MD says: "One of the great books, but long."
    "Quite interesting and thought provoking."
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    Where does The Fountainhead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Above average.


    What other book might you compare The Fountainhead to and why?

    Atlas Shrugged, Fahrenheit 451, The Chicago Abyss, Animal Farm, 1984, as they all deal with totalitarian dystopias.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader did a fine job with the material, allowed my imagination to work well.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (902)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (438)

    As passionate as it is profound, Atlas Shrugged is one of the most influential novels of our time. In it, Rand dramatizes the main tenets of Objectivism, her philosophy of rational selfishness. She explores the ramifications of her radical thinking in a world that penalizes human intelligence and integrity.

    Shawn Levasseur says: "Edward Hermann's masterful performance."
    "Atlas Shrugged was very thought provoking."
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    What did you like best about this story?

    It seems possible, in the dystopia that is presented.


    What does Edward Herrmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His interpretation of each character


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Dagne took Mrs. Reardon's bracelet made of Reardon metal.


    Any additional comments?

    The movie, first part, is a fine translation to screen of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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