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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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    Emily 12-10-13
    Emily 12-10-13
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    "Great story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the structure and storytelling style in this book. I was consistently engaged and surprised by the direction that it took.


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

    Goode was an excellent performer. She really brought the characters to life.


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

    Yes!


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    N. Richman Bethesda, MD United States 12-03-13
    N. Richman Bethesda, MD United States 12-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "loved all the books in this series"
    What did you love best about Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)?

    the story kept moving and kept me engrossed. I couldn't "put it down"


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

    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


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    ranthon007 12-02-13
    ranthon007 12-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Voice Acting..What Gives?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    Divergent, but much better story/writing.


    Have you listened to any of Minnie Goode’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


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

    That is a difficult task given how long it is. But I did spend several hours at a time listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Lisa OAK BROOK, IL, United States 11-14-13
    Lisa OAK BROOK, IL, United States 11-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Worst narration ever!"
    If you could sum up Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) in three words, what would they be?

    Worst narration ever. Good story ruined by performance of reader. Pick a different version for (hopefully) a better experience.


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

    Absolutely not.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Nathaniel BROOKLYN PARK, MN, United States 10-28-13
    Nathaniel BROOKLYN PARK, MN, United States 10-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved the book, frustrated by Audible"
    What made the experience of listening to Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Minnie Goode’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I thought the reader was really good. Nice voices, especially her little kid ones.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Christopher Murphy Natick, MA United States 10-15-13
    Christopher Murphy Natick, MA United States 10-15-13 Listener Since 2009

    Hyperbole is the Best Thing EVER!!!!

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    "A lovely surprise"

    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.

    Pros:
    Interested angle in the post-apocayptic genre and that's not easy to do

    Makes the story, characters and finale interesting.

    Cons:
    When Minnie laughs for a character. Seriously this is probably the only complaint I have about the entire book. Her performance otherwise.....is great.

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    Charles 08-16-13
    Charles 08-16-13
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    "i wanted to love this book"
    Would you try another book from Hugh Howey and/or Minnie Goode?

    no


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    a sci fi anthology


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

    none


    Any additional comments?

    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

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    Carol R. Wood Amity, OR USA 08-14-13
    Carol R. Wood Amity, OR USA 08-14-13 Member Since 2009

    dedicated quilter

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    "Hard to understand/hear."

    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.

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    Chris ORLANDO, FL, United States 08-04-13
    Chris ORLANDO, FL, United States 08-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story, Poor Performance"
    Where does Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Minnie Goode?

    I think they need a different sound engineer.


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    vc NY, NY USA 07-09-13
    vc NY, NY USA 07-09-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Annoying narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) to be better than the print version?

    No -- I wouldn't consider this to be better than the print edition.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Minnie Goode?

    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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