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I loved the structure and storytelling style in this book. I was consistently engaged and surprised by the direction that it took.
Goode was an excellent performer. She really brought the characters to life.
the story kept moving and kept me engrossed. I couldn't "put it down"
the idea of people going out to clean the sensors and knowing they wouldn't survive was sad. and when the reader found out what they saw when they went outside it was shocking. an entire society based on lies
Yes. Good story overall. Only issue was with the way the uprising was handled. I felt like the "sides" fighting were not defined as well as they could be. The side aligned with IT were severely underdeveloped. We never got insight into their motivation. they were too faceless to understand their motivation. I think Howey missed a real chance to play on the moral dilemma of the two sides of the argument through a clearer development of the "them" in the story. Howey is great with character development (and writing in general) but weak on establishing a social setting.
Divergent, but much better story/writing.
No but this is the thing that gets me. I loved her talent. I thought she did such a great job of making distinct voices. I think that people have issues with females creating male voices but I do not. I really enjoyed it. Thought it was on par with Kate Reading. Minnie, ignore the others...great job.
That is a difficult task given how long it is. But I did spend several hours at a time listening to it.
Solid listen. I would recommend this to anyone who likes cool settings and strong character development. Story (-plot) is good enough to keep it interesting, but some parts are a bit too long and other not developed enough. But Howey is a great writer so listening is a pleasure.
Worst narration ever. Good story ruined by performance of reader. Pick a different version for (hopefully) a better experience.
A few plot holes. Obviously written as a serial rather than a cohesive whole. Ending seemed a little rushed with much left unexplained given the level of detail offered previously. Overall, interesting ideas and a fascinating alternate view of a world completely reshaped.
I love post-apocalyptic stories and this was was very good. It slowly unwound, showing us some things that one would expect, but the characters wouldn't know and some really nice twists.
I thought the reader was really good. Nice voices, especially her little kid ones.
The thing that frustrated has nothing to do with the book, but rather how Audible lists it. I didn't realize there was a trilogy until I did some poking around on the author. I see there is another edition of approximately the same length, but I would have really liked to know about the other two books from this edition.
Hyperbole is the Best Thing EVER!!!!
Basically I bought too many books at some point. Some of them have turned out to be disappointments.
But not this one. I started this just to say I tried and give up on it. Ripped through the entire thing in days. Absolutely loved it.
Interested angle in the post-apocayptic genre and that's not easy to do
Makes the story, characters and finale interesting.
When Minnie laughs for a character. Seriously this is probably the only complaint I have about the entire book. Her performance otherwise.....is great.
a sci fi anthology
The concept is brilliant and the plot never goes where you expect. the problem is a lot of the time... that doesnt even make sense... example.. you out of the blue recieve a new job that is critical to the future.. so you.. dont do that job and instead obsess about your predecessors feelings???? This book also spends way too much time with the characters feelings .. to the point that major climactlic moments are blown off in favor of jumping randomly into a characters inner emotional ramblings.This could have become a sclience fliction classic. Too bad
My hearing isn't the best, and the whispers and other variations in volume made it maddeningly hard to follow. Disappointed. Have never had this problem before with many other books.
I feel the reader tried too hard to be different characters. I missed crucial parts of the story because I couldn't hear. The whispers are nearly impossible when one wears hearing aids, as I do. Also, the male voices were not very convincing. I think it was a good story, but not sure because of missing so much.
WOOL is an amazing story that will leave you satisfied and yet wanting more. The performance and the sound quality are terrible though. Honestly they aren't that bad. I have heard worse, but I generally hold Audible to a higher standard than that. Even with my Iphone at full volume it was hard to hear in noisy places (like a busy airport or the gym). The story is amazing though so this one still gets a recommend.
I think they need a different sound engineer.
No -- I wouldn't consider this to be better than the print edition.
Someone technical should have read this. Minnie at one point had to read an email that a protagonist received. The email used a common abbreviation for the word pixel: pxl. Minnie chose to read the word as "PEE EX EL." Very annoying. She should have known better.
Also, Minnie has an annoying "laugh" that is often inappropriate to the scene.
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