If I had borrowed this book I would not have finished it. I paid for it, so I saw it through to the end. It was long winded, over detailed, and lacking in good character building. If condensed, I think it would make a good short story, given more work be applied to building the characters.
Heinlein is my favorite SF author. While he has a few works that failed, the vast majority his writing is excellent. This is no exception. Another great Heinlein book.
Very happy with this purchase. A classic tale, entertaining, strong characters, well written. Worth the credit.
King is masterful at character building, and he did a great job in this novel. The characters alone make the story good. Some parts are mildly scary, definitely some disturbing parts. All in all an enjoyable novel, though the ending is weak, as is typical with King. Narration was excellent!! Definitely worth the credit.
A lot of thought provoking ideas in this book. The plot is entertaining, but the real gem of this book is the scattered lines throughout the book that make you stop and contemplate. To really understand Kurt Vonnegut his work needs to be read slowly, not exactly suited for audible. Still, a good listen.
It'll be a while before I consider reading Hugh Howey again. This was more predictable than the previous book ("Shift") in this series. While Howey is good at building characters it is not enough, I need substance.
I read "Wool", and liked it, so I decided to try the next novel. Much of this novel is predictable, Howey makes up for it with good characters to readers engaged.
I must say this book reminded me of "Forever War" in many ways. Great job of building characters, story flows nicely. Very much worth the time and money.
Lack good memorable characters. I have read Niven books that had much more endearing characters.
A future dystopian setting, where human life is relegated to the interior of a silo. The Silo is a multi-layered city the supports life for all the humans inside; a self containing vessel. Questions arise about the outside world, the ritual of "cleaning" unfolds, and a lowly mechanic named Juliette eventually emerges as the main protagonist.
The author Hugh Howley does well keeping this story entertaining thourhgout.
The narrator Amanda Sayle did a good job, I have no idea what other reviewers found distastful about her performance.
Note: Hugh Howley self-published "Wool", first being released in a five part series e-book.
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