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Publisher Description

One of the century’s most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion.

The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, the genius who is resented because he creates purely for the delight of his own work and on no other terms; Gail Wynand, the newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire whose power was bought by sacrificing his ideals to the lowest common denominator of public taste; and Dominique Francon, the devastating beauty whose desperate search for meaning has been twisted, through despair, into a quest to destroy the single object of her desire: Howard Roarke.

Dramatic, poetic, and demanding, The Fountainhead remains one of the towering books on the contemporary intellectual scene.

Christopher Hurt
hr min
December 1
Blackstone Audio

Customer Reviews

01101100 ,

The Fountianhead

Its like going back in time and listening to a radio show. Christopher Hurt, the narrator is brilliant in his reading of this book. He uses different voices for the characters which truly adds a depth to Ayn Rand's literary masterpiece.

Bearsharktopus!!! ,

Great book. Bad media

I love this book but for some reason this audiobook does not remember it's position and starts from the beginning every time I go to listen to it. It is the only audiobook that gives me that problem. (I checked the options and the option to remember position is checked and "yes" is selected) That is very annoying and is making it difficult to listen.

Goofy White Guy ,

Hated it had to end

This book is a symphony of the English language.

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