I normally loathe self published authors because the work is very shoddy and should not be printed. That is not to say that there are no good self published authors, just that they haven't gone through the quality checks that are usual to the publishing world. This is way different. This is really good stuff. I am now Hugh Howie fan.
First off the narrator. Wow, I almost didn't get this down load because of the negative comments on the narrator. She didn't do mens voices very well I agree, especially Bernards but he is described in the book itself as having a nasaly voice lol so thats how she did it. I thought the rest were fine for the most part and didn't detract from the story for me personally.
The first 1/3rd of the book was slow. Stuff was happening but I thought when is something REALLY going to happen??? But then the rest of the story was fantastic. Can't wait to download the 2nd!
Many people have already discussed what the book is about so I won't. What stood out to me is how far reaching the effects of one person can have on others. Loved it. Loved the strong female protaganist, refreshing.
I really deserve a metal for finishing this thing. All of the character voices the narrator uses sounded like the ones you would use to mock someone. The actual content would have made for an interesting 4 hours, the book made for a painful 18.
The story is one that's been told before with some interesting twists and subplots.
A couple of murders were never completely solved but we're led to believe the main antagonist was responsible without confirmation.
The narrator was so bad with her vocal characterizations that it actually ruined the story. It would have greatly increased the enjoyment of a good story to have a male voice read the male conversations. What we end up with is a Bugs Bunny cast of characters.
The non-vocal part of the story is read in a very pleasant and interesting voice.
First off, everything about this book, is thoroughly quality. THE NARRATOR IS NOT annoying!
The story is not only congruent, it is BALLSY!, the author doesn't give a rat if you like this one or that, if they need to die for the story to work, they die. He has faith in His ability to make you care about other characters.
also... GOOSEBUMPS, FEELS! they are here in abundance, and let's be honest
THE REASON YOU LISTEN TO SCIFI/Fantasy/Dystopian future works, is for GOOSEBUMPS AND FEELS!
buy, listen, profit.
The story itself is very good and the book was well written. I look forward to the other books in the series. The narrator will be different.
The female voices were fine, the male voices were awful. Most sounded like cartoon characters. One especially reminded me of Elmer Fudd.
I have actually read the Wool series and loved the story line.
I'm not sure who I would cast as narrator, but Amanda Sayle's voices for the male characters are terrible.
I still enjoyed listening, I just wish there was a better narrator.