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Wool Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Elaine 06-05-16
    Elaine 06-05-16
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    "Comical Narration Distracts from Story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Good to fill the time on a long-distance drive -- not very deep; not much complexity of plot or characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    At first reminded me of Asimov's "Nightfall", in which a civilization undergoes repeated destruction. Concept of an isolated human population occupying a silo was intriguing....for a while.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Agree with other reviewers -- With her forced, ridiculously-contrived voices, this narrator would be better-suited to reading "Wizard of Oz" or "Alice in Wonderland". Her dialect for the chief villain is best described as "Wicked Witch of the West".


    Was Wool worth the listening time?

    Meh


    Any additional comments?

    Might have been interested in exploring the other books of this series -- probably not now.

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    Roee 06-04-16
    Roee 06-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "couldn't stop listening"

    it's great though sometimes move from too depressing to too corny. performance is great. fun

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    Kasey 05-31-16
    Kasey 05-31-16
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    "Excellent Story Destroyed by a Lacking Narrator"
    What did you like best about Wool? What did you like least?

    Before listening to the audio version I read through the Kindle version and loved every moment of it. The plot, character development and overall feel of this work was incredibly well done and terrifyingly real.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I don't know if there is a single moment I could choose; this story has so many layers.


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

    I doubt it - Amanda Sayle did not bring this story to life. She crushed it.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.


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    Jeffery Bel Air, MD, United States 05-31-16
    Jeffery Bel Air, MD, United States 05-31-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Wasn't expecting much, but was surprised"

    Got this on one of the $4.95 sales and almost dropped it from the shopping cart because it sounded a bit boring. At first, while reading it, the story was very slow and I thought, I was going to have to suffer through a mediocre story. I can't tell you when it happened, but the story and characters started growing on me, and then I found myself binge listening. Now I have the unanswered questions and a need to know what happens in book 2.

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    carlin462 05-27-16
    carlin462 05-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A "page turner""

    I have been on a post apocalypse kick lately abs this was one of the best. There is a good pace throughout. I'm recommending it to friends and will probably listen to it again in a few months.

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    Chany 05-20-16
    Chany 05-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "intriguing story"

    nice pace
    easy to follow
    good story
    I cared about the characters
    narrator did a good job
    scary but could see how this could happen in real life

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    Richard G. Sigler 05-09-16
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    "Great. Enjoyed narrator."

    I know that some people do not like the "voices" of the characters portrayed by the narrator, but I appreciate them. It always makes it clear who is speaking, especially at accelerated speeds and she is remarkably consistent with them. Also, the narrator has a strong attractive voice during standard narration. Well done.

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    Marie 05-08-16
    Marie 05-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration will make your ears bleed"
    What would have made Wool better?

    The story is great, the narration is absolutely awful. The male characters are all nasal and obnoxious. The female characters are all weak and insipid. Listening is actually painful.


    What character would you cut from Wool?

    The narrator.


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    Lumpyone Windsor, CA, United States 05-04-16
    Lumpyone Windsor, CA, United States 05-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting spin on post apocalyptic story"

    Overall it was good and I enjoyed the way it unfolded. However, author keeps pushing idea that how they got there wasn't important rather it was how they lived. I'd disagree and think a bit of the how and why is needed to fully engage me in the human condition in this world and how it reflects ours.

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    Chris 05-03-16
    Chris 05-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    I lived in this world! I felt like a was among them. I was apart of their lives!

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