©Lifetime +70 years Hugh Howey (P)2012 Hugh Howey
Supernatural Fan. Lifelong audiophile.
Up near the top of my dystopian book list
city of ember with a dash of enclave
Interesting and, at least to me, a novel premise for a story.
Characters were good, and the tension and suspense enjoyable and there were also a few twists that kept things interesting.
Took a chance on this one and it paid off. Listened to the whole story over the course of a couple of days and it also cut into my beauty rest as I stayed up late one or two nights to listen.
The premise that whole societies live in Silos each their own little world was enjoyable.
Yes I could
Not very groundbreaking not particularly exciting hoped for something with a bit more bang, but still an enjoyable listen
I really dont understand all the hype about this book. The story is ok, but all the characters are flat as cardboard cutout figures. The narration itself was over dramatized with weired voices that was distracting at times and made suspension of disbelief difficult.
I think this is one of the few books that would have been better to read. I couldn't get into the story due to the narrator. The southern drawl is terrible. I also had issues with some of the characters. I can't go into detail due to spoilers.
Yes. It is a well-written, unique, exciting story that most people would enjoy
I think she did a great job bringing the characters to life. I really don't understand why several people had a problem with her narration. A solid performance.
I live every day as if it will be my last. This is why my clothes are wrinkled. Let's face it. Who wants to spend their last day on earth ironing?
The story of Wool is a post-apocalyptic tale in the tradition of the leaky future where technology exists alongside faulty plumbing. It is a world similar to those in movies like Brazil, Twelve Monkeys or Blade Runner, yet more claustrophobic
Minnie Goode's reading is almost theatrical. She does a really good job with conveying things like breathlessness and pain.
This book has made me reevaluate my opinions about self-published books. It is easy to understand how avid fans convinced the author to expand on the original story. Howey is a natural storyteller who describes this fictional world so fully and so well, that editing would not have improved much on the story.
I originally bought this as a Kindle Deal of the Day, then added the Audible version and Whispersync for voice.
Inspiring, disturbing, memorable
One of the most memorable moments of this audiobook was when Juliette was near drowning and I couldn't catch my breath.
I wanted to, and I did listen to a good amount of it on a road trip.
I would put Wool in the top 10 for sure.
My favorite character is Bernard. He is in a powerful and difficult position being the manager of IT. The conflict of whether doing a some wrong for the greater good weighs on his shoulders so you have to respect that.
I thought Minnie Goode did an excellent job with all of the characters; still, I think she her serpent like voice for Bernard was the best. Merle was great as well.
No extreme reactions, I like how the book was dark and the narrator maintained that theme throughout.
To date, I have listened to 26 Audible books and have enjoyed all of them, mainly because I always check the book ratings on Amazon, Good Reads and Book Movement before purchasing them. Wool Omnibus has ratings of 4.4, 4.8 and 5 on these sites as well as a 4.3 rating from Audible. Wool Omnibus offers a creative, captivating plot with lots of twists and turns, well worth reading! Reading is the optimal word here, though, as Minnie Good's narration detracts from the enjoyment of the audible version. I could never get totally lost in the story because I was put off by too many characters depicted with voices of cartoon caricatures (example-Bernard). Contrived laughs and other dramatized sound effects were detracting, as well. I still rated the book an overall 5 because it's that good, but I recommend reading this particular book not listening to it.
"Exelent story, poor narration"
I really enjoyed this book. However, i wish they had chosen another narrator for this. The narration for the 'main' character is good, as she is female, but the narrator simply cannot do male voices. every male character she portrays, sounds either goofy, stupid, or even retarded. The result is a listening experience i'm having trouble taking seriously, as every male character sounds like a parody. It's really a shame since this is such a great story.
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