The story is a good concept, but it was a bit slow for me. I did not really calmer to know what was going to happen next. I enjoyed thinking about the silo itself more than the story. I did not think narrator was bad as many others mentioned. I am going to try Shift next.
Not as poetic as Margaret Attwood's Handmaid's Tale, but every bit as good (and alternately, disturbing). Exceptionally well conceived, detailed, and ultimately, uplifting
I liked the story. some parts took too long to describe but didn't take away from the book.
Felix Del Barrio
Really slow to build. Nice premise though. Narrator was an interesting choice - but not sure if it was a good one.
An exciting and interesting read, one of the better dystopian novels I've listened to recently. Overall : satisfying SiFi dystopian novel. Looking forward to listening to the next one.
I would recommend the *book*, but I'd have a hard time recommending the audiobook. The narrator's portrayal of certain characters sounds a lot like she was reading from a children's book with Yosemite Sam and "Whaa-Ha-Ha" villains. The sad thing is that she has a very nice voice otherwise, and during long stretches where none of these ridiculous characterizations surface, it's a enjoyable performance...which comes to a screeching halt whenever she falls into one of these accents.
It's hard not to draw comparisons with other post-apocalyptic stories as a whole, but this one sets itself apart by focusing more on the interactions between the residents of the Silo than typical tropes of the genre like mutants, cannibalism, and day-to-day survival. It's a nice change of pace more in the vein of Oryx and Crake, the Handmaid's Tale, and Eternity Road.
I would have enjoyed the audiobook a great deal more if she didn't use any accents at all and just read the dialog in a normal voice.
Absolutely! It seems like it would nicely round out the current crop of post-apocalyptic shows/movies by giving us something that is neither juvenile nor all about gore and shocking the audience.
A great story with memorable characters and good pacing. Fans of dystopian post-apocalyptic stories will enjoy this novel. The narrator did an excellent job conveying emotion, but her voices for the male characters are awful. Wish they would have more audiobooks with male/female narrating teams. It would have done this story the justice it deserves.
I enjoy reading literary thought provoking novels, magical realism, and science fiction. I completed my MFA in 2012 and enjoy writing.
A better story. The narrator actually was good, but the story was difficult to stick with.
No. I read older science fiction, so I know that this story is not so unique. In fact, it seemed very similar, in the beginning, to a story I heard on a Dimension X old time radio broadcast. The author had a good premise for the story, and he didn't copy the old story necessarily -- just maybe the setting, but I found it too much caught up in the same ole same ole story lines about people -- those in control, those oppressed, laborers vs. politics, less fortunate vs. more fortunate, etc. etc. etc. Yawn Yawn Yawn.
Minnie Goode did an excellent job. She is the only thing that made it somewhat interesting and to where I kept trying to listen to the end.
Since I never read the book, I don't know how I might have liked it differently than listening to it.
I loved this. It' has been recommended to me on so many different forums and in so many formats. I'm very pleased to have fianlly given it a listen. Great characters. Totaly suspecion of belivve, really took me away. Unexpected plot twists. Humour, sadness, hope. I highly recommend it. The narration was perfect, albeint she had a few slightly over-done character accents. Overal a wonderful story, well produced.