Absolutely not! In fact, what on earth were you guys over at ‘Broad Reach Publishing’ thinking? Did anyone listen to this disaster before signing off?
This is a great book from start to finish. Just buy a copy and (read) it.
I don't want to get started.
This book deserved a top-notch, male narrator.
Say something about yourself!
First the story, it's excellent...great characters, great setting and great pacing (especially in the second half).
Now, the unfortunate business. I suppose people want different things from their narrator in an audio book. I really just want them to stay out of the way. I don't want to be distracted from the actual story. That's not to say there should be no emotion. A lethargic performance can be just as distracting but I want my imagination to still have a say in how characters sound. Minnie Goode however is so far over the top its almost comical. Her voice for some of the male characters is downright juvenile. It sounds like the voice a parent uses to read to their three year old. I dreaded some characters having dialogue at all.
The fact that I made it through to the end is a testament to Hugh Howey's story. It really is that good. It's just unfortunate that it needs to be read, not listened to.
I really really enjoyed this book! I listen to a lot of books and listen to a fair amount of science fiction. I enjoyed incorrectly anticipating plot twists. It is a clever book with great characters and a unique story. I couldn't stop listening actually. The story is refreshing and creative. In other member reviews the narrator was found lacking. I felt her voice was in keeping with the "temperature" of the story. The overall narration was good and did not keep me from enjoying the story. I would highly recommend this story to anyone who loves science fiction.
Each story in the series made their world more real. The author did a masterful job.
The suspense was excellent. Anybook that I can listen to while in the gym is fantastic.
I wanted to write this when I saw that the "Performance" rating was low for this book. Minnie Goode did an excellent job. Her voices were great and the pace was very good.
I normally do not leave anything negative to say on audiobooks. Wool was overall not a bad book in my opinion. The narrator isn't bad either. As long as she is doing the voices of female characters. She's overall a very good narrator. Just not with male characters. It was kind of painful to listen to them "talk". That's the only bad thing I can really say. The first bit is a tad slow but it does build up and in the end I was glad to have listened to it. I will have to check into the rest of the series now. I'd like to find out what happens next.
I generally only write reviews of books I don't like so as to remind myself if I see them again, and hopefully warn others...
While the plot does develop, it's not captivating, it's just boring. After 5 hours I'm giving up and returning this book.
Also the narrator made some weird choices for some of the characters' voices.
I love post-apocalyptic/futuristic storylines, and this one delivers. Just when you think you've hit the climax, more exciting narrative takes place. Very entertaining from start to finish.
Terrible enough to make me write my first review. The story is so great, but her insufferable voices for the characters made it difficult to listen to completion. Luckily, the story line was interesting enough for me to forge on. Her "old man" voice, the same for every character other than the narrator and one other male character was almost too airy to understand. She makes one male character sound like he has a disability. Anyway, good story, cringy narration.
Scrubbing away at the truth.
I couldn't stand the irritating narration and meaningless story which keeps dragging and dragging over simple issues. I got annoyed so much. I can't understand how this book got so much praise.
this adventure is very much as is suspected from the editors blurb. It is a lot of fun, and although there are one or two elements that are fantastic, and some that are a bit of a stretch it's still most enjoyable. Post-apocalyptic, but all takes place inside the silos that are all that is left of mankind. Recommended.