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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (143,833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ayn Rand Narrator: Edward Herrmann Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 bestselling authors of all time.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/9/2014

    " One of my all time favorite books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by K.b.s. | 2/9/2014

    " Less of a rant than usual, but more physically, emotionally, and sexually violent than Atlas Shrugged "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sridevi | 2/3/2014

    " I did not agree with a lot of ideologies of Ayn Rand , say about 25% into the book. But towards the end, i desperately wanted to live in the kind of world she weaves in this book. The protagonists are complex and larger than life, but in way that makes you want to believe in them and stand up for them. You may not be able to relate to the characters Ayn Rand has created in this book but you will surely get inspired by them . Dominique Francois is definitely not your conventional protagonist but if you can stay with Rand as she digs up the varied colors of Dominique's personality, you are sure to find inspiration and enlightenment there. I found mine. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lilly | 2/1/2014

    " Some of things that Ayn Rand brought up were interesting, although I've seen similar themes written better in other works. Overall, it wasn't bad but I don't think it was very realistic. As someone who works in the engineering field, Rand's use of architecture, design and material was not one point. It detracted from her overall message of objectivism. I think her story would have been stronger if she wasn't so long-winded on situations and people that didn't really matter. While some speeches were pretty good, others were so long and pointless that it dragged the story down. I think if someone wants to read an Ayn Rand book, Anthem is better than the Fountainhead. The short length of Anthem makes it more interesting, thus the message is more powerful. "

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