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Wool Audiobook

Wool

An epic story of survival at all odds and one of the most anticipated books of the year. In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies. To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism.
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Publisher's Summary

An epic story of survival at all odds and one of the most anticipated books of the year. In a ruined and hostile landscape, in a future few have been unlucky enough to survive, a community exists in a giant underground silo. Inside, men and women live an enclosed life full of rules and regulations, of secrets and lies. To live, you must follow the rules. But some don't. These are the dangerous ones; these are the people who dare to hope and dream, and who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple and deadly. They are allowed outside. Jules is one of these people. She may well be the last.

©2013 Hugh Howey (P)2013 Random House AudioGo

What the Critics Say

"Exhilarating, intense, addictive. A novel you will never forget." (SJ Watson)

"The characters are well-drawn, and even the villains have a sympathetic side. Secrets unfold with just the right pacing, and I had to set the book down several times and say, ‘Wow,’ when a major twist was revealed ... If you're looking for a good read, you can't do much better than Wool." (Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times best-selling author)

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  • Anne
    Isle of Wight
    8/7/13
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    "Fascinating Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Wool the most enjoyable?

    Listened to this after The Passage and decided that this was a very clever book. Strong characters and you learn about the world they live in through their eyes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The clever way that the reader is led through the story and there are lots of surprises along the way.


    What does Susannah Harker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Nicely narrated.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Went through lots of different emotions with the situations of the different characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointed when I came to the end. Can't wait to read the next part.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KEVIN
    Abingdon, United Kingdom
    7/14/13
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    "Not that good, to long bad ending..."
    Would you try another book written by Hugh Howey or narrated by Susannah Harker?

    may be


    Would you ever listen to anything by Hugh Howey again?

    may be


    How could the performance have been better?

    the story was to drawn out


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wool?

    traveling all the way down to the down deep at the beginning


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted more at the end and less at the beginning

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helena
    London, United Kingdom
    7/14/13
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    "Brilliant, really!"

    This audiobook is one of the best I've listened to. The narrator is perfect and actually made me look up the other books she's narrated. And then the book itself, wow! It was very well written, engaging and fascinating. I had promised myself only to listen to it while walking, and it made me walk for more than two hours per day just so I could keep listening. I am very much looking forward to hear book 2 and 3 in this trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    7/9/13
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    "mind boggeling"
    If you could sum up Wool in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing. Thought provoking


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Juliet. She has the courage of a lion


    What does Susannah Harker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    its almost has if its really happening


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    not a book I would normally have chosen. But it is really very enthralling. No question , get it, listen to it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • bill
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Not just wool, a real yarn."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because the author has something to say, and you want to listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wool?

    The confrontation in the lock at the end of the book; predictable, maybe, but satisfying.


    Which character – as performed by Susannah Harker – was your favourite?

    Unable to choose; all characters were necessary.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    How long can you hold your breath?


    Any additional comments?

    This was the locked room mystery taken to extremes. It was a self contained world with something to say, and characters who were prepared to say them. It left me demanding to know what happened next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mel
    7/8/13
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    "Original and gripping"

    For the first ten minutes or so of this book I wasn't entirely convinced, then a few early twists and turns gripped me and I was completely addicted to it until the very end. It's unusual for a story to be so unpredictable, but this one really was. That's not to say that there are wild plot twists, it's just that you really cannot predict how the story will develop and progress. A great book, I've got the prequel in my library and am really looking forward to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leona
    Feniton, United Kingdom
    7/7/13
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    "Brilliant book, great narration"
    Any additional comments?

    Wool is a book that keeps you guessing, it's not a sedentary read/listen as it presents some interesting scenarios that really make you think. Although set in the 'post apocalyptic' era, following the currant trend, it's very different form anything I've read before. It's divided into 5 different parts (it was originally published as 5 separate novellas) so the story is told from different points of view which makes it even more interesting. It's well worth a listen so if you are reading the revues to help you decide whether its worth it or not then don't hesitate, it's definitely is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Newport, United Kingdom
    7/2/13
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    "Wonderful detail, leaves your mind in a whirl"
    If you could sum up Wool in three words, what would they be?

    Fascinating & thought provoking


    What other book might you compare Wool to, and why?

    If you're desperate for a Walking Dead without the Zombies and loved Children of Men this book is for you.


    Have you listened to any of Susannah Harker’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't sorry.


    Any additional comments?

    There are some wonderful characters in this book, you soon become part of their world, willing them on, wanting desperately to know what happens next. Hugh brilliantly spins an absurd but totally believable world. What I particularly enjoyed was the fact the story kept surprising me, I could wait to read the next book and I'm waiting eagerly for the release of the 3rd and final book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    KIDDERMINSTER, United Kingdom
    6/30/13
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    "lost."
    Would you try another book written by Hugh Howey or narrated by Susannah Harker?

    Try as I might but this book did not do it for me.


    What could Hugh Howey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I just dont know. Think its me, I struggled to get through this. I felt it was like walking through treacle.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not sure. I just think this wasn't for me.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Wool?

    Nothing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leonardo
    DURHAM, United Kingdom
    6/26/13
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    "A fantastic idea!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Had heard some hype and so was unsure but it lives up to it. The idea of the cleaners is great and some of the plot twists surprised me. I have read a few post apocalypse type novels and this stands out as one of the best. Looking forward to the next one. (Shift).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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