I love a good chaotic adventure with creativity, heart and lots of laughs.
I REALLY liked this book. It features a post apocalyptic senerio world where the only thing keeping people alive is a tightly controlled underground bunker everyone knows as the Silo. Most of the tale is an exercise in the imagination as the book explores the idea of people living in such an environment for hundreds of years. To make things even more interesting, throughout the book there is a layer of mystery to it all. Not only does no one know why or how they are trapped within the silo, they aren’t even allowed to ask about it.
Most of the story is tied to the actions of Juliet, a smart, athletic, and confident women who gets dragged from her high position in the mechanical level to becoming the sheriff. Her first job? Solving of the murder of a mayor who handed her the badge. But Juliet starts doing her job to well, discovering disturbing facts about not only about a string of deaths but certain aspects about the entire way the silo is run. The story actually comes together mostly through other characters branching off from her earlier actions. We learn about the cause and effect of changes that occur later from the perspectives of her friends, co-workers, family, and enemies. It's a way to tell a story that you don't see very often.
Anyway, this audiobook the highly recommended to anybody who likes to think about doomsday perperation or living in underground bunkers in general and science fiction post-apocalyptic worlds that don't involve zombies or biker gangs.
I have always been drawn to the post apocalyptic & dystopia books but some are done well & many not. This was very thorough and compelling i am very excited to be moving to the next series Shift. The characters are strong & alive the world is set up in a way that is easily visualized & draws you in to be completely absorbed in this fantastic story of human struggle for not just survival but our souls
really annoying narrator, but good story. I will never download another book by this narrator ever again.
This type of story needs narration that projects its "darkness" and "gloom". I thought a princess and knight would appear as characters at certain points.
I started this book upon recommendation from a friend. I was drawn in with the author's ability to write stunningly descriptive passages and believable dialogue. The story holds you captive with an underlying tone of mystery taking place in this sci-fi, dystopian future. There is a bit of a slow spot I. The first third of this book, but necessary for character development. Get past it, I promise it's worth it! I loved this story and will likely follow-up with the next book in this series.
The narrators normal speaking voice was fine, but her nasally impersonations of male characters were overly annoying!
"Read It Instead". The book itself is very good. I will purchase the audio versions of the next two books because the always-wonderful Tim Gerard Reynolds narrates them. If Amanda Sayle had continued to narrate them I would just read the physical books instead.
Juliette's character is strong and resourceful, and for once not a teenager. With a couple of exceptions (*three finger salutes to Katniss and Darrow*), I'm pretty tired of 16 year olds being our only hope for the future.
Awful. Perhaps THE worst narrator I have ever heard. Her voices for the characters are cartoony at best and screechy at worst. Remember the kid on The Shining? When he says "RedRum" in that creepy voice? That's what it reminded me of. Every dialog scene ranged from annoying to I-had-to-stop-listening-for-a-bit. To be fair, the non-dialog portions of the book, when she was using her normal voice, were just fine. But there was a lot of dialog.
Here's hoping they get TGR to narrate the first book. I'm looking forward to him finishing this series.
this is very hard to listen to, the narrator try to do voices that just don't suit her her. it's too bad because the story is okay and I'd like to read more but I just can't handle this narrator.
Could not finish this book despite giving it the old college try. All I will remember is the characters walking the stairs the whole time. Seriously, no elevators in the future. This book was almost entirely devoid of drama. Interesting concept, but not given any life.
I love the concept and this is definitely a great plot but it's hampered by the voice acting and moments of existential contemplation that goes on for too long.