This is the sequel to the New York Times best-selling Wool series. It combines the three Shift books into a single audiobook in order to save the listener a few bucks. The saga concludes with Dust, which will be available in late 2013.
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, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. 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.
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I like mr Howey's work. Wool hooked me. But shift drug on a bit. It may be the narrator his voice is pleasant and his characters are somewhat differentiated but has no emotion.
With his 2nd book in the series, Hugh Zhowey delves deeper into the hearts and minds of the people who live and die, succeed and fail in the silo world he's created. I loved the way he skipped from one character's narrative to the next, deftly spanning time and nudging the story forward at its own pace. A worthy continuation of the story we first found in "Wool." I can't wait to read the next!
I enjoy reading many books genres. But I love listening to fantasy books.
This is so well-written. I enjoyed this book even more than the first book in the series. The author is a fantastic manipulator, changing your views of events through the story and even changing your feelings about those characters. This is a fantastic Sci-fi dystopia.
Did you enjoy Wool? -- Back it up, let's see where it all started. Shift gives us all the back-story, who built the silos and why. Interesting but predictable: beware of people who think they are the best suited to decide the fate of the world. No matter which side they start out on, they are going to end badly.
As so often happens with trilogies, the first (Wool) was great, the second, not so much. I kept wanting Howey to just get on with it. It ends with some resolution, some cliff-hanger, which is what you expect of a middle book. No question, I'll get straight to Dust to see how it all comes out.
The narrator on the version of Wool that I heard was awful. In this installment, the narration by Tim Gerard Reynolds was excellent. The story has plenty of melodrama, the voice doesn't need to try to force it, and Reynolds doesn't. There is a lot of moving back and forth in time and venue, and Reynolds handles this smoothly. I'm glad to see that he also did Silo 3 (Dust).
Prepare yourself to go back in time and find out what happened. I saw a lot of comments that people hated it but it's important for the story line. Very well written. Much better performance than the first book.
A humble and driven family man with astronomic goals of improving everyone’s life.
loved it. but then again i love the first one two.
great background story and set up for Dust.
How many times in one books can you write the word "Palm"? Every single painful occurrence will stand out in this audiobook. Incredibly annoying. The story is good, but you will never think of the word "Palm" the same way ever again.
Intertwining, deep, and developing
Watching the characters of Wool come into being and the timelines merging.
He's a fantastic narrator. Much better than the one for Wool and made listening much more enjoyable.
Without giving away too much, there is a part in the development of Jimmy (Solo)'s character that made my gut wrench for what his world has become and what it made him do. A realization of sorts that it was truly every man for themselves.
I wasn't sure this was going to be a very good book at first. It had such a slow start. I liked it about half way and it was better overall towards the end. I am grabbing the next and seeing where all this leads.
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