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Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) | [Hugh Howey]

Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

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.
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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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    twinsmom 01-05-13
    twinsmom 01-05-13
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    "Excellent book but don't listen to it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was well-written, thought provoking, exciting and engrossing. It was a truly enjoyable read.


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

    I would only try one of Minie Goode's performances if she was reading a young adult novel.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother with the audio. Read it in print instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth The Woodlands, TX, United States 12-28-12
    Kenneth The Woodlands, TX, United States 12-28-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Just amazing, amazing Sci-Fi"

    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!)

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    Jamie SPOKANE, WA, United States 12-16-12
    Jamie SPOKANE, WA, United States 12-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "My favorite read of 2012"
    What made the experience of listening to Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) the most enjoyable?

    I loved this book. Great story, great characters. Not predictable.


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

    City of Ember


    What three words best describe Minnie Goode’s performance?

    tolerable


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

    The key to humanities future lies forgotten in its past.


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    NastyCaNasty 12-05-12 Member Since 2015

    NastyCaNasty

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    "Great story"
    What did you love best about Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)?

    The story was great, slowly evolving and revealing more twists about the characters world.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The dystopian world the author created.


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    adam 12-05-12
    adam 12-05-12
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    "Fantastic fiction!"
    What made the experience of listening to Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) the most enjoyable?

    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.


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    Charla Iowa, LA, United States 11-27-12
    Charla Iowa, LA, United States 11-27-12
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    "Absolutely Awesome"
    What did you love best about Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)?

    It is 5 books in one for an outstanding price.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the relationships between the characters and several different plots.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Jules tells Bernard that she is coming home to clean.


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

    Holston lays to rest besides his wife.


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    Yoel Petach Tikva, Israel 11-26-12
    Yoel Petach Tikva, Israel 11-26-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Dark, slowly progressing story"
    Any additional comments?

    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..).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Missouri City, TX, United States 11-19-12
    Patrick Missouri City, TX, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Dont be so hard on Minnie."
    Where does Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    That's not a good question. I could say 5th. But you don't know how many I have listened to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Originality is key to this genre. This story has originality and a well thought out and described world.


    What about Minnie Goode’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Desperately needs a sequel. I would invite Minnie back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer MARION, IL, United States 11-05-12
    Jennifer MARION, IL, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book, destined to become a classic"
    Would you listen to Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) again? Why?

    Yes. I love being stuck in the silo. What is going to happen next?


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

    Spoilers, so can't say, haha. Love how it comes together at the end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Stairs, the pulse of the silo


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't read this book, get it now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Woodville, TX, United States 11-04-12
    Marie Woodville, TX, United States 11-04-12 Member Since 2013

    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.

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    "Excellent Science Fiction"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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