I love the book Wool and I have read several of the series of stories written by Hugh Howey. Based on this I purchased this series and also the audio books to listen to. I soon found that for me these books were slow moving and frankly boring. I felt like I was reading a book written for a young adult and I could not finish the book after reading 65 %. I actually stopped reading this book and listening to the audio version and I read 5 other books. I never do that. This is one of a handful of books that I could not finish out of the thousands of books that I have read in my lifetime. A rare occurrence for me.
If you are looking for solid Sci-Fi, action and a good story I could not find it in this book and I finally gave up. It is not badly written, it just isn't entertaining for me. Listening to a ship’s computer, that claims to be the young female captain’s mom, lecture her about her love life is just boring. If I hear the comment one more time that someone says, “I can't tell you that, it's a secret,” I will be ill. If you can't tell what is going on then don't waste pages of a book leading up to that statement multiple times!
I love the imagination that many Sci-Fi authors put into their books based on the technologies and theories we have today about the universe. I want the science in my Science Fiction to be real enough that I believe that what they are doing is possible. In this book there were just too many things stated that did not follow science and when I stop reading to think about how silly something written in the book is, I lose interest. Investigate the science, have it proof read by a science teacher, gear up the book to a more adult level and I would have finished it but as it is I set it aside.
If you like solid Sci-Fi then this isn't the book for you unless you are in your young teenager years. 2 stars. Why 2 stars and not 1? It may of interest to some people and it is a well written book but like I said, it is just not interesting for me.