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
"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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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.
The clever way that the reader is led through the story and there are lots of surprises along the way.
Went through lots of different emotions with the situations of the different characters.
Disappointed when I came to the end. Can't wait to read the next part.
"Not that good, to long bad ending..."
the story was to drawn out
traveling all the way down to the down deep at the beginning
I wanted more at the end and less at the beginning
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.
Amazing. Thought provoking
Juliet. She has the courage of a lion
its almost has if its really happening
not a book I would normally have chosen. But it is really very enthralling. No question , get it, listen to it
"Not just wool, a real yarn."
Yes, because the author has something to say, and you want to listen.
The confrontation in the lock at the end of the book; predictable, maybe, but satisfying.
Unable to choose; all characters were necessary.
How long can you hold your breath?
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.
"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.
"Brilliant book, great narration"
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.
"Wonderful detail, leaves your mind in a whirl"
Fascinating & thought provoking
If you're desperate for a Walking Dead without the Zombies and loved Children of Men this book is for you.
I haven't sorry.
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.
Try as I might but this book did not do it for me.
I just dont know. Think its me, I struggled to get through this. I felt it was like walking through treacle.
Not sure. I just think this wasn't for me.
"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).
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