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  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Minnie Goode
    Overall
    (1623)
    Performance
    (1476)
    Story
    (1472)

    This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

    Charles says: "Unique"
    "Book= fantastic: Audio= terrible"
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    Performance
    Story

    The seriousness of the storyline was not a good match for this reader; she would be much better suited for a children's book. Reading this straight through in a dull monotone would've been better than the silly voices that were used for each of the characters.
    I had first read the print version and wanted to share this with my husband (who is not a reader but will listen to a story). I downloaded the audio version and was immediately disappointed. What a shame that such a great story is ruined by the audio reading. Do yourself a favor and just READ the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6005)
    Performance
    (3926)
    Story
    (3960)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Sara says: "A terrifying story"
    "Wow, what a great story!"
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    This is the only audio book I have listened to twice AND bought from the bookstore as a gift for a friend. The first time I listened to it I thought, "That was really fantastic!!" Then I read "Alas, Babylon" and was surprised (and a little disappointed) to find out that "One Second After" was SO similar that there were some sections that were word for word. However, that did not stop me from listening a second time; I still enjoyed it tremendously. I would say that One Second After would be the PG-13/R rated version of "Alas, Babyon". There is a significant amount of profanity and some of the violence is pretty graphic but it is not out of line with the premise. Also, I will now listen to anything Joe Barrett reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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