The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead

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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 best-selling authors of all time.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 1994.
Edition: Abridged.
ISBN: 9781598872187
1598872184
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Herrmann, Edward 1943-2014.
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)
Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla

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pkincaid
Jul 14, 2011

The worst book I have ever tried to read. The characters are tortured souls, and so was I, as I was dragged through their wretched lives. I do not care what statement she was trying to make, those are lost hours I am never getting back in my life.

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RachelleA
Jul 13, 2011

Regardless of what shiny and new philosophical ideas Rand weaves throughout her novel, most of her characters lead depraved lives. Period. And it is was quite annoying to reach the end of this time-consuming piece after hours of listening to character development and the explanation of why they commit the acts they do, only to be left feeling like I'd spent two weeks as a juror in some sweltering town on the equator-line listening to the dull tale of an architect and his dishonourable acquaintances and all their troubled affairs.

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Mar 09, 2011

born2manifest thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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