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Wool: Silo, #1; Wool, #1-5 | [Hugh Howey]

Wool: Silo, #1; Wool, #1-5

In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.
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In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.

©2012 Hugh Howey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    grael23 04-16-15
    grael23 04-16-15
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    "Great book... Poor narration choices"
    Where does Wool rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Despite recommendations from many friends to read this, I almost didn't make it past the first chapter. Amanda Sayle has an excellent narration voice, but her choices for character voices is both jarring and distracting. Her effort to make every voice sound different ends up with her going over-the-top. I'm sorry to say that it ends up sounding like a children's radio show. It's off-tone and went from irritating to downright comedic.


    What other book might you compare Wool to and why?

    This is a fascinating post apocalyptic world filled with interesting characters. I would actually compare it to the Fallout game series.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amanda Sayle’s performances?

    If it was a straight narration... possibly. As I said, she has a great voice. If she were to do dialogue again an experienced director needs to work with her on her character depiction.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Only that Amanda's narration choices made it almost impossible to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I really don't want to be a hater, but I have to warn people to please just buy the eBook or paperback. I feel like I missed out on something great as this story was ruined for me.

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    D. Shivers Middlebury, VT United States 04-14-15
    D. Shivers Middlebury, VT United States 04-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!"

    Great story with a very good reader. Can't wait to listen to the next book in this excellent dystopian series.

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    Nathan 04-10-15
    Nathan 04-10-15 Member Since 2013
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    "super slow"

    super slow, but an entertaining plot. This is an audio book that you can multi task to

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    Mason 04-03-15
    Mason 04-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "amazing read"

    This book was fantastic! Great characters who are believable and flawed. you can never tell when the story is about to turn upside-down.

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    Gerald A. Bourquin Atlanta GA 04-03-15
    Gerald A. Bourquin Atlanta GA 04-03-15 Member Since 2009

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    "nice change of story."

    cant wait to read the next two in the series. very different kind of story.

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    Claire Banks 04-02-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Absolutely amazing."

    I had read half way through this book on my kindle but put it off for over a year because I was too busy. Thankfully I got into audio books and started listening to them in my car everyday on my way to work. Although I wasn't much of a fan for the narrator, it didn't matter; this book is so amazing and well written. It was so great I was able to overlook the bad voices the narrator used. I loved it and will probably read again in a few years. 10/10

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    Cameron 04-02-15
    Cameron 04-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The voices, oh the voices"

    It's a fun ride, but the performances for this story were pretty rough. If you can't handle voices, and bad ones at that, this might be a long slog.

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    J. Bolczak 04-01-15
    J. Bolczak 04-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow Start Weak Voice"

    The story itself was a slow start but then really picked up at the end which I enjoyed. The narrator: the female part she did, well but her other voices were left wanting. A little more practice and I think she'll be better. But at this point in time she needs work. Then again I also think that Will Wheaton also has a lack of vocal talents or other voices. His overall performance great but left wanting.

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    fcoon 03-31-15
    fcoon 03-31-15
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    "Great Book, Marginal Narration"

    The writing style and story are great. Hugh Howey has a way of painting a picture with his words that not many authors can rival.

    The narration was , eh, OK... The Narrator true really hard to make many of the voices stand out but quite a few, to me, sounded the same.

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    Suzanne 03-28-15
    Suzanne 03-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    "To long and drawn out"

    Good story line only a few characters and has you read u get to know them.

    Way to long and drawn out. The whole story could be told in 20 chapters so I skipped ahead and was fine.

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