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Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) Audiobook

Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

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Publisher's Summary

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

©Lifetime +70 years Hugh Howey (P)2012 Hugh Howey

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    Jeremy Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 06-19-14
    Jeremy Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 06-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A-MA-ZIN!"
    If you could sum up Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, Adventurous, and Mesmerizing!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)?

    For me it was how much work needed to be completed in Silo 17 in order to bring it back from it's doom. Howey lays out the sheer magnitude of the scope of work that needed to be done for it to have another chance to support 1000s, even 10,000s of lives! Very amazing.


    What does Minnie Goode bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Minnie was EXTREMELY good with the character's voices! As well as the radio static! She was able to suck me right into the story! (This IS a true work of art! I cannot tell you how many good stories I have listened to via autobooks in which the reader is just not at par with the amazing material they are reciting! This is NOT the case with Minnie Goode! She did a tremendous job! So much so, I started searching for other books that she has read! Not due to the fact the book stories are well written or not, just that I feel she could make an "okay" book a GOOD book to listen to. )


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I am not sure. :-) Books like this one are good staying as auto/books. :-) TOO detailed and way too good for the theater.


    Any additional comments?

    Just that this book is right up there at the top! This is one of those books that keep me searching for other adventures like it! This book is the very foundation of what an adventure/ thriller story should "look" like.

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    Brian Hardin 06-06-14
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    "Good Concept, But Flawed"
    Would you try another book from Hugh Howey and/or Minnie Goode?

    Yes, I would read another Hugh Howey book. Honestly, I'm somewhat interested in the sequels. I thought the plot was good and the setting original, but some of the characters' "internal scenes" dragged on and on. No, I would avoid Minnie Goode. I really thought the reviewers were just giving her a hard time; however, I was mistaken. The narration really is that distracting.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have eliminated the plodding scenes where characters are just thinking or moving through a setting alone. We get it. They are alone. I don't think those scenes need to be cut from the book, but they just need to be sped along.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The reviewers were right. She whispers some of the dialogue, making it hard to hear. The voices she creates for men all sound extremely dopey, especially the older man. But, to me, the absolute worst were the children she voiced near the end of the book. When the little girl spoke, it was the absolute worst voice I've ever heard come out of a narrator's mouth. Absolutely horrid.


    Do you think Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Well, it already has one. Not sure whether I will read it or not.


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    Marissa JERMYN, PA, United States 05-26-14
    Marissa JERMYN, PA, United States 05-26-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Bored me to tears"

    It is very rare that I don't finish a book, but I could not waste anymore of my time on this one (and I did listen to over three quarters of it). This book is overly drawn out and unnecessarily long. I heard so many great things about this series that I was determined to like it as well. Whenever I was ready to give up on it, something vaguely interesting or intriguing would happen and buy another few hours of my time. Dystopian fiction is probably my favorite genre, but this could not hold my interest.

    Don't get me wrong: I love long books, but only when it is necessary to the story. This was the first time I used the option to accelerate the narration speed, but that still didn't help. I have never even written a bad review for a book before, but I feel this book is a waste of time. It gets two stars for originality and occasional moments of suspense, but that's all.

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    Gail ARLINGTON, TX, United States 05-22-14
    Gail ARLINGTON, TX, United States 05-22-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Good listen"

    My son recommended this book and I am glad I listened to him. I read the reviews and was reluctant due to comments about the narrator. However, I found the narration lively, inventive and enjoyable. I did not find it dull or distracting. Glad I too a chance. The story is good and I look forward to reading more.

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    Chad 05-12-14
    Chad 05-12-14
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    "Terrible narration detracted from story"

    The narrator's voicing of male characters detracted from the story. She sounds like a woman trying to pretend to be male by putting on a deep voice and talking dorky. It was insufferable. I will say her context and tone was spot on with what was occurring (distressed, sad, etc...) but she cannot voice male characters. It made for a bad listen

    The book itself was alright sci-fi. Though I don't think it was anything special. The narrator was too distracting for me to really get into the story.

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    Paul Baker 05-04-14
    Paul Baker 05-04-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Great original story with wonderful narration"
    If you could sum up Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) in three words, what would they be?

    Thought preovoking concept


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)?

    The heroine shows how strong she in spirit and body


    Which character – as performed by Minnie Goode – was your favorite?

    The main character Juliette


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

    My biggest reaction is the ending was a little corny, I would have liked it to be a bit more realistic.


    Any additional comments?

    A lot of reviews criticized the narrator, and I do not get it. I think she was awesome, easily 10 times better than the Brit they get to do the sequel. I have no problem with a Brit reading Harry Potter with a british accent, but this is a book by an american author set outside futuristic Atlanta.

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    dvidal 05-02-14
    dvidal 05-02-14
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    "You won't be dissapointed"
    Would you listen to Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) again? Why?

    yes, it was good


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)?

    I don't want to spoil it for anyone so I can't say


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes but sooooo long and that's a good thing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Kintigh Chicago, IL USA 04-29-14
    Rick Kintigh Chicago, IL USA 04-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Serial nature adds interest to formulaic story."
    Any additional comments?

    Wool covers similar ground as The City of Ember and other post-apocalyptic "last Ark of humanity" stories. It benefits from its serial nature by telling three complete but interconnected stories: the Sheriff, the Mayor and Juliette. Each build's off the predecessor and then Juliette's story expands into multiple POV's and explores life, history and politics in the silo in greater depth. Ultimately there are too few surprises, but what is here is entertaining.

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    John J. Ryan Colorado Springs, CO 04-27-14
    John J. Ryan Colorado Springs, CO 04-27-14
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    "Excellent story, Horrible reader"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I would recommend the paper book. Minnie destroys the story with her ridiculous attempts at voices.


    What other book might you compare Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) to and why?

    The book is great. It is like Shift and Dust.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Minnie Goode’s performances?

    Never. She ruined a really good book.


    Do you think Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It has one. Shift.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the paper book wool and then listen to shift and dust as they are read much better.

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    Kindle Customer 04-24-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Love it"
    Would you listen to Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) again? Why?

    Not really, as I don't normally listen or read the same book twice.


    What about Minnie Goode’s performance did you like?

    She does all the different voices really well


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I don't read/listen to a lot of science fiction, but this story is really good. I am glued to find out what is going to happen next.

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