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.
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"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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"A silo isn't just for missiles, it's the future."
Intriguing, surprising, inspiring.
I've not come across a book that compares or matches Wool in the way it engages you with its characters and plot. It stands alone.
I've not listened to Susannah's other performances but will definitely look out for them.
I couldn't listen to this in one sitting as it's too long but I did link it to my car so I could listen to it to and from work.
It had me, it is gripping and engaging and engenders empathy for the main characters.
"A satifyingly different post-apocalypse yarn"
At times the characterisation was clumsy in this book, but the book delivers what it promises at the start. An interesting post-apocalyptic scenario, told well enough to be enjoyed to the end.
Captivating story, just a little slow at times. Good narration. I would recommend it to all who are looking for a story in interesting post-apocalyptic settings.
"Page turner (ear turner?!)"
Give it a couple of years absolutely- Susannah's narration really draws to into the story.
Realisation of where the Silo sits in scheme of things...
Draws you in- got me on an emotional level. Even parts of the book that dragged a bit - she kept me hooked
No- broke it up over a few long distance drives
Solid story- great narration- jumped straight into sequel- "Shift".. Enjoying this one better (story that is - narration would have preferred Susannah again!
"Absolutely fantastic story."
I can not rate Wool highly enough, I loved it. It was dramatic, moving, captivating and morish. Download it now!
I enjoyed the surprise twists that occurred along the way.
She read well.
"An entertaining read"
This was an attention keeping story. The focus moves between different characters throughout and so kept me interested. The characters were all very different and likeable. The plot did raise a few questions in my mind but these are starting to be answered now i've moved onto 'Shift' the second book of the trilogy. I will definitely be listening to the whole trilogy.
"Ignore the title - listen to the book"
I tried this book as part of Audible's Easter egg promotion without that sample I would never have come across this book. I would definitely recommend it. In fact I could not wait for part 2 Shift and part 3 Dust to complete the trilogy.
Although it might be thought of as science fiction or fantasy I feel it is about community and what that can mean. It has strong characters that move the story along well and the narrator, Susannah Harker, does an excellent job.
"Cant wait to read the next two - Wool Trilogy"
Loved this post apocalyptic tale you instantly get into the story and follow the characters lives' as the story unfolds.
The reluctant sheriff and the head of IT, the mayor and how all the characters fit together into each others lives.
The cleanings and how futile the process is.
How the system wants to think you are alone.
How the people will always eventually rise up.
Its a subject that I would not normally pick as a book choice but I'm hooked. I've since purchased the two remaining books in the trilogy and cant wait to start them now wool is finished
too long to listed too in one sitting but made sure I had some long and uninterrupted drives
Cant wait to listen to books 2 & 3
It was unabridged so I could listen to the book in the car and pick up with the paperback when I got home.
When Jules figures out what's going on in SILO 18 and manages to survive. I thought it was one of the most gripping moments in the story and I held onto the hope that she would come out of it alive.
Fantastic. She read the story, performed, made each character come alive without doing any other voice than her own. I loved every minute of it and immediately came onto Audible to see if she'd read anything else.
It was only a small moment, but when Jules manages to make a phone call (something we take for advantage these days) back to Lukas. Without going into detail, the response from Lukas of quiet acceptance was lovely.
Brilliant book; very well written and very easy to listen to. It made me want to carry on listening, keeping the TV off, putting down the book just to continue listening to a story building before my ears. A definite must for any sci-fi fan out there.
This saved my sanity on a very long train journey to the north east and back. One of the most atmospheric audio books I've listened to, perfectly paced and characters I really cared about. I will certainly be buying the next installment!
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