This book was a bit of a dud I have to say. The story didn`t fetch, and I stopped listening about half way. The criticism from other reviewers had about the narrator, I have to agree with. If this is supposed to be a society that have been stuck in a silo for generations, how can someone get a southern drawl? And the older characters did indeed sound like crazy prospectors, as one reviewer said. And not to mention that when it says that one person whispered in the text, the narrator also whispered so low, that I couldn`t hear the dialog when I was driving in my car.
So my advice is to listen to the preview before you buy, so that you are sure that you can listen to all of it. This would have been a return for me, if I hadn`t waited to long to try to listen to it
couldn't wait to see what happened next well written well narrated truly enjoyed except for the few swear words not necessary not everyone likes to hear them
Love this book. But the performance? No. I mean, the characters live in a silo yet a couple have annoying southern drawls? California valley girl accents?? Come on!!
Book is a brilliant story, narrator does a fantastic job. I don't understand the dislike for the performance. Highly recommended.
A bit slow early on, but I found myself unable to get enough. If you are like me and find the pace slow in the beginning, push through, and buckle up for a wonderfully intense story.
Fantastic story telling. A great dystopian survival story told with a good balance of detail and secrecy. Highly recommended for anyone who loves science fiction. My only complaint was the narrator, who over emphasized the different voices far too much, and forced fake laughter every time the text said "laughed." It was pretty cheesy.
A great story that charges as it goes! However the narration was a bit off for me. Worth the listen though, story is great
Great narrator, great story. I love it when a man can write a strong female character! Within a few chapters of each section you really care about each person's life. Looking forward to listening to the second book.
I read the reviews, listened to the sample and didn't think it was that bad. But that's because I hadn't heard where she tries to do voices. Bernard? Awful! Can they just fun over those? Even a bad splice would be better than this.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Wool. I found the storyline fascinating. I am married to someone who is very into conspiracy theories and aliens. This book takes a look at what life might be like if we lived underground. It isn't a far fetched idea that we could wipe whole nations off the map and have a select number of survivors. If you have ever wondered what government might be like or what if you had to survive after most life is gone, then this book is for you.
Cons: the narrator was great with the main character. She was NOT good with supporting characters or men at all. I still think she did a fair job since there were a number of people and situations she had to narrate. Quality writing such as this deserved a male and female reader.
Despite the narration not being all that it could have been, I do highly recommend Wool. I am about the purchase Shift, the next book in the Silo Saga.