I have not read the print version, the audio edition was fantastic. Contrary to some of the reviews posted critical narrator, I never found Sayle's voicing of the characters confusing.
Jules. Strong and intelligent .
Jules' attempted rescue of (?) at Silo 18 near the end of the book.
Yes, when one of main characters at the beginning decides to go outside.
This book exemplified the good and bad in humanity by brining to life a tale of struggle.
I love to read books; and now just recently I've discovered that audio books are very cool!! I'm also an author. You can find the SciFi book "The Curse of Europa" here on Audible or on Amazon.
A little less description of EVERYTHING. To me the story started out slow and I almost gave up on it. I moved onto a different book and just about returned this book because it was just moving way too s-l-o-w, and the character voices of the mayor and especially the deputy were very annoying. I returned to it a few weeks later and stuck it out - but the beginning almost made me bail.
Once the story picked up steam I enjoyed it. It was clever and smart.
I just listened to story narrated by Angela Dawe. She was spectacular! Sayle's character voices rubbed me the wrong way I guess. Her normal narration voice was okay but she seemed to read a bit slow also which added to the slow start. I bumped the narration speed to 1.5 which helped.
In the end yes. But like I said before, I almost baled on it after about 2 hours. I think the word count could have been cut a lot without loosing any of the story.
I'm glad I stuck it out. After the mayor and the deputy voices were no longer needed, the other ones were not as bad. I was excited to dive into this book and was sad when I was ready to give up on it thinking it just wasn't my style. But I did like it over all. I think the author just has a way of over describing stuff, but I think that is what others liked about it. You can't please everyone :)
I would try another book by Howey if not performed by Sayle
The narrator completely ruined this book. Her character voices are horrible and her pauses are too long , especially in mid sentence.
What an enthralling story! So good.
The Narrator was the worst I've ever heard, however. If anything, she takes away from the story...she uses four cartoonish voices to cover 10+ characters, and every voice is laughable. Don't quit your day job, Amanda Sayle. Or do. Just stop this narrating gig.
Fun, interesting premise. Relatable (though sometimes forgettable) characters. Standard dystopian symbolism, but fresh, interesting story.
Complex story took some time to get into it, maybe a little more verbose than I would have liked, but was worth it as the story evolved nicely. Narrator gets a lot of credit for the various voices she used well to differentiate characters.
I really enjoyed the story. It starts slow, but once it got going it was hard to stop listening. Looking forward to the next book in the series. The narrator is very good except when she's doing male voices. Male voices were very flat, lacking emotion.
Wool takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, and deals with the central idea of a society following rules without questioning their purpose. This is not a new concept by any stretch, and even reminded me of a 2013 movie I saw recently called Snowpiercer in a lot of ways.
Still, I couldn't help becoming invested in the characters' search for truth, no matter how fatalistic the quest seemed at times. I'll continue with Howey's "Shift Omnibus" in the near future.
I new this would be good but I was pleasantly surprised that it exceeded my expectation. Some clues I understood early on but the rest had my mind running in circles with nowhere to go. I want to read the rest of the series. I just hope they don't try to top this one. 😉