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Cheryl

Denver, CO, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Shift Omnibus Edition: Shift 1-3, Silo Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1293)
    Performance
    (1187)
    Story
    (1196)

    In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, a simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall - and the ability to forget it ever happened.

    Tango says: "Your ears are in for a real treat"
    "Sooooooo good! You end up staring at the speaker!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Shift Omnibus Edition again? Why?

    I would sooo listen again, just to see if I missed anything the first time.

    There is so much detail that something must have gone by.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The artful way that the two stories (Wool & Shift) merged about 2/3 of way through. The anticipation of hearing the story that you already know from a different prospective.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tim Gerard Reynolds brings that professorial tone of the knowing sage dolling out his knowledge, with the artful character voicing that almost forces you to become immersed in the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I got through this in three days. I was torn between "so good I can't stop" and "I don't want it to end".


    Any additional comments?

    I am putting off reading the last book in the series, just so the story doesn't end.

    This series is going on the shelf next to other timeless-classics while it waits to become one.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sand: Omnibus Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Karen Chilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (497)
    Performance
    (446)
    Story
    (449)

    We live across the thousand dunes with grit in our teeth and sand in our homes. No one will come for us. No one will save us. This is our life, diving for remnants of the old world so that we may build what the wind destroys. No one is looking down on us. Those constellations in the night sky? Those are the backs of gods we see.

    Étaín says: "New world, not as compelling as Wool"
    "Just fantastic! I'm ready for the sequel!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Sand: Omnibus Edition again? Why?

    Yes. I was working while I was listening for the most part, and sometimes I miss things. Also, it was just too short.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole concept of sand-diving and the suits that allow them to do it.


    What does Karen Chilton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love her narration - she makes me see the characters in my mind.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Be careful what you dig for.


    Any additional comments?

    I want more......more....more....more!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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