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Shift Omnibus Edition Audiobook

Shift Omnibus Edition: Shift 1-3, Silo Saga

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©Lifetime Hugh Howey (P)2013 Hugh Howey

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    Sanjay Bhagat United States 08-25-16
    Sanjay Bhagat United States 08-25-16 Member Since 2006
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    "excellent follow up to the silos.."

    This book is weaving the story together with the events in the first book. The overall concepts make much more sense now.. Excellent Read..

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    Lora S. 08-22-16
    Lora S. 08-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "This is scary"

    Shift is one scary story. Or more accurately at least four scary stories. It tells how the system of silos came to be built. It hints at why, without ever being quite clear.

    It tells the story of Donald Keene, a young congressman from South Carolina, beholden to a senior senator from Georgia – an old family friend – for his election. Donald was educated as an architect, and the senator gets him into drawing up plans for a pet project he is trying to get passed – supposedly a nuclear waste storage facility. The part Donald is working on is supposed to be an emergency facility for the project workers to retreat to in case there is an accident.

    It tells the story of “Troy” who is awakened in Silo 1 some 60 years later to find himself the head of all the silos. He must preside over the collapse of the first of the silos. He also struggles with trying to remember who he really is. Evidently, drugs they are giving him, supposedly to help with the effects of having been cryogenically frozen are affecting his memory. He decides to stop taking them.

    It tells the story of the big uprising in Silo 18. It tells of how Troy, who now remembers that he was really Donald Keene, is awakened again, this time out of the ‘deep freeze’ from which he was never supposed to be awakened again to help figure out a solution to the problem of the recurring uprisings in that silo.

    It tells the story of the downfall of Silo 17 and of one of the few survivors’ transformation from Jimmy Parker into Solo.

    It shows us again that when it comes to the Silo universe, the way you think things are turn out not to be the way they really are at all. And it is much too easy to believe that the people who could engineer a similar scenario are already walking among us.

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    Christian Navarro 07-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Una atrapante historia oscura, reveladora."

    Más que la historia sobre la profundidad de un silo es la historia sobre la oscura profundidad humana, el debate del poder, el miedo y el conocimiento como armas de sos filos.

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    Amazon Customer 07-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely amazing!"

    As the second omnibus to the 3 book series, this book quickly grabs your attention and brings new light and perspective to everything you thought you had figured out in "Wool". I highly recommend this entire series to anyone, not just dystopian survival readers!

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    Rachael 07-24-16
    Rachael 07-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "So good!!!"

    I am loving this series so much and can't wait to hear the next one! The narrators have been such a joy to listen to.

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    Joseph Dutra Sacramento, CA 07-14-16
    Joseph Dutra Sacramento, CA 07-14-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Such an amazing story"

    I wondered how Hugh would follow up Wool. The writing is incredible. I can't wait to finish Sand.

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    Amy L Pace Greensboro, NC United States 07-12-16
    Amy L Pace Greensboro, NC United States 07-12-16 Member Since 2011
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    "loved it"

    this was a great book that I recommended to any sci-fi fan. the narration is spectacular and the characters are very relatable. definitely worth picking up

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    Jake Mcdermott 07-07-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Boring as al get out, and then some twenty words."

    Boring boring boring boring boring really boring and then some boring wow pot gold ran

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    Dan 06-11-16
    Dan 06-11-16
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    "Long trek for almost no payoff."

    I was really disappointed by this book after holding Wool in such high esteem. such a long set up to uninspired characters.

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    Quella 06-11-16
    Quella 06-11-16 Member Since 2016

    A reader of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and non-fiction Christian books. A reviewer for Audiobookboom.com

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    "It required multiple shifts to complete"
    Would you listen to Shift Omnibus Edition again? Why?

    Yes, it was an enjoyable story and I would listen again as I enjoyed the narration and story overall


    Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, this one is on par with the others he has done. Well performed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Work, live, lie.


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