"Original and engaging :)"
I really enjoyed the story - great characters and very original - refreshing - couldn't put my iPhone down!
Enjoy it too today
gripping from start to finish. now reading part two. what a wonderful imagination and a perfect narrator
"Not As Good As I Had Hoped Based On Other Reviews"
The cons: It's a story bloated with description and I found the narration and much of the dialogue a bit annoying. It felt like the book had been written with film rights in mind - the characters were unconvincing and the overall tone was young adult sci-fi a la the Hunger Games. The Pros: The story did have some interesting turns. Overall I was left wondering how so many people could give this top marks, it was all a bit soulless.
"It's certainly gripping"
Firstly, I must say that this is not the kind of book I normally buy. I'm more of a literary fiction sort of girl with a bit of a weakness for crime novels on the side. I bought Wool as a response to all the good reviews here, fully expecting to be disappointed. But hey, what do you know, it's really pretty good. There are a few inconsistencies and improbobilities in the plot but that aside, it is a good story which rolls along at a good pace. I certainly became embroiled in it and definitely wanted to know what happens next, to the extent that I bought part two of the trilogy as soon as I finished part one. The book is well written and the performance is good. If you want something entertaining and not too taxing I would thoroughly recommend it. It's the sort of book you want to listen to as you do something else - the ironing in my case. It certainly takes the edge off the chores!
"Ok, not the best in the genre!"
Narrator did a lot better than I could, that said, she still put me to sleep! Will probably listen to the sequels!
"All the things I love...."
Ticks all the boxes for me, wont go into great detail as there are many reviews already. This is a great story and is very well narrated - the fact that it is a trilogy (which is complete!) is great news cant I really wait to get stuck into 2 & 3 now. Its not a particularly light or happy story at times as you may imagine - Dystopian story with everyone stuck inside a Silo after the apocalypse - it is no surprise than everything is not going to be Rosy! Which to me means its a great book with grubby characters and heroes bashing heads. Has a few clever twists which I did not see coming at all. Also stands up very well as a book on its own without the follow ups if you want to stop here - which I like, there is not a cliff hanging end "mid chapter" so you can either stop here, follow up again later and move on to something else for now or get straight back in again. Margaret Atwood sort of Dystopia - great stuff! Think I am going to have a break as I believe the Narrator changes for book 2 - so it might jar a bit less if I have listen to something else first then get back.... Will pick a short one though between!
For reasons I still haven't worked out I ended up reading ( listening) to the Wool trilogy in reverse order, stupid I know but despite this I really enjoyed them! The descriptions of the silo and it's never ending stairwells, generator halls and server rooms are superb and if you have ever worked in a power plant or other process industry then it will put you right back there on the checker plate in the dirt, heat and noise of the place. Without a zombie in sight these books have all the drama and suspense you could want, with strong characters and a great story line - recommended
"Slow and plodding with annoying narration"
Faster paced story, better narration
Interesting idea of the silo culture, society and back story
Either a Brit who sticks to a Brit accent, or an American, but not a Brit narrating in British accent but reading speech in a dodgy American accent.
Good idea for story
"Definitely Epic, page-turner"
Probably the best
It's a series of short stories stitched together, not always perfectly. Even so, it's one of the best books I've read/listened to in a long time. Of the trilogy, I would give Wool 10/10, Shift 5/10 and Dust 8/10.
"Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole.... in Wool it is!"
Wool is an absorbing and enthralling story about a group of people living inside a silo, why... where... when... how! It's a grim world and for many of the characters the only world they have ever known. There is never a dull moment as the story unfolds at pace and you'll be left itching to start the second book in the series straight away!