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Shift Omnibus Edition: Shift 1-3, Silo Saga | [Hugh Howey]

Shift Omnibus Edition: Shift 1-3, Silo Saga

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, 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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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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    Sally A. Wise 03-09-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great story"

    I loved the book. Cleared up a bunch of questions from Wool. If you liked Wool you will love this book.

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    Christopher GLEN BURNIE, MD, United States 03-03-15
    Christopher GLEN BURNIE, MD, United States 03-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not nearly as good as Wool"

    This was disappointing book. I really feel like it started of feeling like a great potential after having just read Wool. I found the main character of the story boring and characters in other parts of the story except for one really did not have much relevance to the overall arc. I'm going to try the next book in the hopes that when he ties all of this together that this book seems better and relevant

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    Lena V. 03-02-15
    Lena V. 03-02-15

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    The evil men do. Great story that isn't so far fetched. Loving the series. I don't normally like sci-fi, but this is really good.

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    Genchenstein 02-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome "

    Loved this book. The narrator was a great improvement over the last one. The only thing I regret is that now the female voices aren't as good as they were in Wool. But he still manages to bring them to life in his own way.

    This was a great sequel and a great continuation of the story started in Wool. We learn more about everything that is going on by finding out how it all started. And the way the story transitioned into the present and picked up where we left off was very exciting. If you enjoyed Wool you will enjoy Shift. and then you will be ready for Dust!

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    J. Warner Seattle, WA USA 02-19-15
    J. Warner Seattle, WA USA 02-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not as good as the first book!"

    Love the story and the characters.... Just desperately wish they had kept the original narrator.

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    Ramon B. Cano Orem, Ut 02-14-15
    Ramon B. Cano Orem, Ut 02-14-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Interesting prequel to Wool ... but a little slow"
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    This book answers some of the question i had after reading "Wool" and a few question I did know I had. The book is a little slow and plodding in places - but to be fair this book like "Wool" is actually a collection of short stories or novellas. So the pacing leave a little to be desired. I enjoyed the story a lot though - I think because I like the way the author writes and there is still enough mystery left even at the end of this book to drive me on to the next book "Dust". Also I am still looking for a resolution to the story. So for my part, I found it to be a good continuation of the story and I hope that after "Dust" I will feel like I got to the end of the tale.

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    Bentley MURRAY, UT, United States 02-11-15
    Bentley MURRAY, UT, United States 02-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Start slow, but gets better."

    The storyline is fairly complex with quite a few moving parts, jumping forward and back in time. So it is a bit hard to follow at first, developing all the characters in play. The reader is a bit slow, I wish they would have used the same reader as the first edition. (Wool)

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    D. Flint New Jersey 02-09-15
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    "Pretty great!"

    One of the best audio books I've listened to in a long time. I haven't heard one as good as this since the Harry Potter series.

    The story was great. I read the first in the series "wool" on the kindle, and decided to get this audiobook. Very happy with the purchase.

    Definitely going to give the next book a listen. I read the narration on wool isn't that great (done by another narrator) but this narrator was pretty perfect.

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    Kevin Louisville, Colombia 02-05-15
    Kevin Louisville, Colombia 02-05-15 Member Since 2010
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    "When will it end?"

    I don't know why I listened until the end. The story just goes on and on. Hugh seems to have forgotten one critical element in the story: what would compel me to be interested? I only read this because I liked Wool so much. I'm going to look for different authors but I'm done with Howey.

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    Evan Ochs 01-29-15
    Evan Ochs 01-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A great second book!"

    Ties together well with Wool, can't wait to read Dust! If book 1 was like reading Lost, book 2 is like watching Empire Strikes Back

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