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The Fountainhead

De : Ayn Rand
Lu par : Edward Herrmann
Durée : 8 h et 27 min
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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. Roark is engaged in ideological warfare with a society that despises him, an architectural community that doesn't understand him, and a woman who loves him but wants to destroy him. His struggle raises questions about society's attitude toward revolutionaries. Since this book's publication in 1943, Rand's controversial ideas have made her one of the best-selling authors of all time.
©1943 The Bobbs-Merrill Company, renewed 1971 Ayn Rand (P)1994 Penguin-HighBridge Audio

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"Ayn Rand is a writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly." ( The New York Times)

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  • LPSG
  • 01/11/2017

Be aware that this is an abridged version

Warning, this is an abridged version, the unabridged is 43 hrs, this is only eight hours.

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  • MD
  • 17/03/2012

One of the great books, but long.

What made the experience of listening to The Fountainhead the most enjoyable?

This book was narrated very well, with excellent clarity.

What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?

The tone and pitch of his voice was perfect for the story. He really captured the essence of all the characters so well that I could not only picture what they looked like, but felt their attitude as well.

If you could take any character from The Fountainhead out to dinner, who would it be and why?

None of them, they are all completely dysfunctional.

Any additional comments?

I've been trying to read (finish) this book for years. Thanks to Audible, I've finally done it.

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  • steven saltini
  • 22/02/2017

America needs this book right now.

great book about how America should be. Unfortunately I believe in this day Howard Roark is losing

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  • Mrs. J
  • 20/09/2015

Above my head I think

I love (my part) in a philosophical discussion. Maybe that's why I wasn't so into this book, but who am I to give bad ratings to such a classic?
I just didn't get this novel. Perhaps I just don't really like novels. I thought the characters were boring, melodramatic downers and I dunno. I'd like to have a discussion with someone who is educated and who wouldn't get mad at me for asking stupid questions about it

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  • Roger
  • 30/08/2008

Competence

This novel is about competence and the value of that to society. It is close to the same story as Atlas Shrugged, and I live that other title better. But would recommend both.

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  • A
  • 24/01/2013

My bad!!

OMG!!! I was asleep at the switch!! I bought an ABRIDGED edition of The Fountainhead. I swore I would never buy another abridged title and I was suckered in by the sale. I wasn't paying attention. No wonder I hated it. And what a waste of a sale credit!!!!!!

Two stars overall because it is abridged--and abridgements are an abomination. They chopped away 3/4 of the book.

Three stars for the story--one extra for what it could have been

Five stars for Edward Hermann because he is always five star.

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  • Judith
  • 28/10/2007

Fountainhead

I waited too many years to tackle this book thinking it would be stuffy and difficult. It was neither. I sat up into the night listening to the rich and thoughtful story which was beautifully performed.

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  • SasJustMag
  • 09/04/2007

Long Promise

About 4 years ago a friend told me to read this book - going to school and holding down a full time job - this wasn't possible - then I found Audibles - I loved this book - wanted more - it was such an insight....I want the next book, next books, I want to follow them through life.....

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  • Ivan
  • 24/07/2008

great read

It's a great read for everyone, especially people who work in the fields or art and design. An eye opener.

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  • Rebylrose
  • 09/08/2020

Feeling whole

Edward Herrmann sealed the deal for me whether to listen to this book. It had been on my TBR list for a while. He brought it to life amazingly. I’m a fan of AR so I really enjoyed the story and characters. But more so, the subject and philosophy make this so much more than an entertaining read.