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.
The story was very good, it drew me in and kept me listening despite the awful narration. I got about halfway through the audiobook, and then decided just to read the rest.
Her narration is absolutely ridiculous.
I had read this first, before listening. You should too. Narrator essentially ruins the book here. Cartoonish. I have about 50 books in my audible library. This is the poorest performance of a book not read by the author.
However, the story is amazing. If you're into stuff like Blade Runner or Wind Up Girl, you'll love this. Richly detailed, nuanced, very real.
I really want to say this is a fantastic book because all of the reviews I read convinced me to buy it. However I found myself rooting for it to end. The main character isn't very likable. And the story is predictable. I guess I didn't like it very much.
The narrators character voices kinda ruined it for me. Her normal reading voice was pleasant, but the men characters were especially bad. ugh. Beyond that, it was a good story.
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