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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.
Never read the print version, but enjoyed the audio version.
Juliet. She was a fascinating character that overcame many odds.
Just the overall idea of living in a silo.
I had no problems with the narrator. I was hesitant after reading the reviews, but the narration turned out fine.
The story kept my attention almost the entire time. There was some good anticipation and thrill.
No, it is much too long. I did listen to it on two long drives, and WOOL was perfect to keep me alert and entertained for the whole drive.
The Omnibus version is the compilation of several smaller books, and you can kind of feel the opening and closing of each story. If it were only one book, it could easily have been much shorter.
No, while it was moderately entertaining, the story was not so engaging that I will relisten to it. However, I will read or listen (once they become available) to the other works in the series.
It reminded me of an adult version of the City of Ember.
I agree with the other reviewers that the narration is different but it is not that bad. You quickly get used to it. Basically, the narrator laughs, coughs, breathes heavy, as described in the text. Most narrators just read these parts without actually acting them out, I guess. in any event, it took me about 15 minutes to get used to her narration and then I was okay with it.
I listened to it in three days so it definitely held my interest. However, for the story, I'm an avid sci-fi reader and I felt it was a little weak. Almost no description, which many may like, but I think a world where all of humanity lives in a series of silos should be described in some detail at least. The story was mainly dialogue, interior or exterior.
Amazing story read by a very talented performer.
There are so many its had to pick one out so I will say the best thing I like was that most things were totally unexpected.
I have not heard Minnie Goode's narration before but she was perfect.
The end stays with me.
Be warned its hard not to listen to this all at once!!!!
I enjoyed, how slowly, but surely, the plot was able to all come together. I really wanted wanted the bad guy ( leaving out name to not spoil it for other readers ) to get his... and he did. I'm also glad that we are able to see a policy change throughout the entire Silo.
Obviously my favorite character, was Juliette, cause she was our hero.
I liked how she purposely lead you astray. There were times i really though the book was going in one direction... and it went to another. I really enjoy to be fooled, cause i'm so used to jumping the gun and figuring plots out ahead of time.
Houlston finding the body of his wife... and then dying. I really thought that... well he was going to live, and that everything wasn't as bad as it seemed outside. He'd somehow would get reunited with his wife. But lets face it, if it was for his wife's early finding... the bread crumbs would of never been started.
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