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I would not recommend this audiobook to anyone. The reader is an exceedingly bad fit for the story. If this was a young adult book then the reader would be good as she sounds about 16. However, since this book is NOT young adult and the main character is in her mid-30s the voice was totally wrong and off-putting. I would, however, highly recommend you read the book in print format- either on Kindle or paper.
It was well-written, thought provoking, exciting and engrossing. It was a truly enjoyable read.
I would only try one of Minie Goode's performances if she was reading a young adult novel.
Don't bother with the audio. Read it in print instead.
Just an amazing Sci-Fi set, and there are more parts to come after this! Love the characters and the unexpected happenings. Was so sad after I finished reading this (cause it wasn't longer!)
I loved this book. Great story, great characters. Not predictable.
City of Ember
The key to humanities future lies forgotten in its past.
The story was great, slowly evolving and revealing more twists about the characters world.
The dystopian world the author created.
Do yourself a favor and read or listen to Wool ASAP! The audiobook was my second time through. It is definitely one of my favorites right up there with the Ender series.
I often prefer books read by the author. Being that the protagonist is a female, Minnie was a good narrator. Some of the male voices could have been better. Very good listen overall.
It is 5 books in one for an outstanding price.
I liked the relationships between the characters and several different plots.
Jules tells Bernard that she is coming home to clean.
Holston lays to rest besides his wife.
Although apocalyptic stories are not my preference, I did enjoy the book and the reading (except a few whispering parts - I had to crank the volume up..).
That's not a good question. I could say 5th. But you don't know how many I have listened to.
Originality is key to this genre. This story has originality and a well thought out and described world.
I thought the narration was superb. I am not sure what the critics are going on about. Some of the male voices were a bit strange to begin with, but the consistency kept it all together.
Desperately needs a sequel. I would invite Minnie back.
Yes. I love being stuck in the silo. What is going to happen next?
Spoilers, so can't say, haha. Love how it comes together at the end.
Stairs, the pulse of the silo
If you haven't read this book, get it now!
I love mysteries in the style of P.D. James, Rex Stout, Elizabeth Peters, Dave Duncan, etc. I love sci fi written by Issac Asimov (the robot books), Douglas Adams, Jack McDevitt (Alex Benedict series) and Susan Collins. I love fantasy written by Terry Pratchett, and Kim Harrison. I love Kate Morton. I don't like graphic descriptions of violence.
This is excellent science fiction with a pinch of romance. I didn't quite buy into the explanations of some of the most bizarre customs and actions, but the book was so imaginative and fresh, I did not mind a bit of questionable behavior. As other reviewers have mentioned, the book does drag in a few places, but then makes up for it. At one point, things got very bleak and people died. I put the player away and went on to lighter fare, but I could not stay away. And it was okay -- the end was uplifting and reaffirming. I did not like the narrator. Her male voices made you think all the male characters were mentally challenged. But you can overlook that and, otherwise, her narration was adequate. I highly recommend it, really.
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