Overall interesting story. Kept me listening. The structure of being five short stories together means there aren't many lulls in the action because each part follows a full story arc, and they all contribute to the overall story. Wasn't sure I'd like that structure but it worked for me.
The narrator overdid it on the voices for my taste. I appreciate the desire to differentiate characters, but many of the voices were so over the top that they were immersion breaking for me. For me the best narrator is the one you never notice or think about, but unfortunately that wasn't the case for me. By no means ruined the story, however.
Interested story. Love the plot. The books started off great, interested, and entertaining. However, it seemed as if the longer the writer wrote, the more words he decided to use. The descriptive parts become long and arduous and made me zone out, losing focus on the story. It was as if this was first book, and as he created, he decided he should be more descriptive until the book become so descriptive, that a 60 second interaction became a fifteen minute long description with 7 words of dialog. It was enough to convince me I will not be finishing this series, nor buying anymore of his books.
Sadly, audiobook narration may not be the best field for Minnie Goode. At times it seems as if she just got into a reading-rhythm and forgot that people would be listening to her. Other times, she reads descriptive parts in the "voices" she'd attributed to certain characters instead of saving them for when those characters are actually speaking. I'm thoroughly disappointed with the narration and wish I'd paid closer attention to others' comments.
The setup of the story is key to this book, and it was done well. While I initially thought the start was slow, the information and introduction is critical to the remainder of the story. I am glad that I gave it a chance, because I first became curious and then I started to feel and think with the characters. This is always key to drawing me into a story, and I was not disappointed. I think this was a very good story, well narrated with good emotion and voice variation. I usually listen to books at 1.5x speed, which sometimes washes out the emotions, but this narrator stood out even at that speed. All around, a very good listen.
This story/trilogy is fantastic and the narrator is good when just reading. However, I found the voices she used for many of the characters annoying, especially the very young and old. I'd recommend actually reading this one, but if you insist on audio you won't be disappointed with the story.
I love it when you call me big papa
Great story from start to finish. The author has obvious talent. The only weak spot is the reader's very limited range of character voicings.
I love stories and traveling in a world beyond my own. I write them, read them, view them and now listen to them!
Wool is definitely an experience and a novel I assume will by in the roulette wheel of possible movie/TV show in its future. The story is one that keeps the outside reader knowing what kind of world they are living in.
Wool gives off the feeling of seclusion and apocalypse minus the cataclysm of a lot of fighting and/or zombies. All around a very well written book and keeps you engaged with each and every aspect we take for granted.
After at least 7 hours of this I just couldn't take it anymore . The poor women reading is not good . Kills the whole thing . Cool premise , probably a good read , but this sucks .
A great original story line which is a very interesting start to a series. I enjoyed the Narrator with the exception of the whispering. I usually listen to audio books in the car and have the volume up fairly loud to drown out the road noise. When the book called for whispering her volume dropped so low it was almost impossible to hear. I found myself rewinding a lot and turning up the volume all the way up to catch what was whispered and then get rewarded by very loud normal voice when the whispering part is over.