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Shift Omnibus Edition Audiobook

Shift Omnibus Edition: Shift 1-3, Silo Saga

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Publisher's Summary

This is the sequel to the New York Times best-selling Wool series. It combines the three Shift books into a single audiobook in order to save the listener a few bucks. The saga concludes with Dust, which will be available in late 2013.

In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate.

In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event.

At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall - and the ability to forget it ever happened.

©Lifetime Hugh Howey (P)2013 Hugh Howey

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    Christopher 09-14-17
    Christopher 09-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Almost as good as Wool"

    Once I finished Wool, I couldn't help but start this one almost immediately. I really wanted to know what led up to the events that I'd just finished reading about, and I also really wanted to know what happened next, but knew that I had to read the prequel first.

    Wool was one of the best stories I've read of this genre, and I was really hoping Shift would rate the same, but it was slightly behind in stars for me. Not so much that I wouldn't recommend it, but it just doesn't rate the same. Perhaps because the awesomeness of Wool was the building of that world, which now already exists in our minds before we start Shift.

    The story starts out well before the Silos of Wool in a more modern time. You spend some time in the book wishing you were back in the land that Wool left you in, but Howey does eventually start weaving in the present (pre-Silos) with the future (Silos, but pre-Wool), which allows the story to pick up nicely.

    If you enjoyed Wool, you'll enjoy Shift, but you might not be able to hold it to the same light.

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    David Samson 08-26-17 Listener Since 2007
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    "Just read the Wikipedia synopsis"

    Book one was very good; heartwarming and surprisingly action-packed. This book, however, was incredibly dull. It's all about backstory, but you would be better served reading the synopsis on Wikipedia.

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    Mr Dangerous Los Angeles, Ca 08-18-17
    Mr Dangerous Los Angeles, Ca 08-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Completely fun..."

    Not as good as the first. but still entertaining. A prequel so to speak. I'm looking forward to the next book and seeing where they will go with it.

    Normally I am no the biggest fan of the narrator, but he did a great job with this one. He was at legendary status compared to the narrator of the first book, who might be the worst narrator i've heard on audible.

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    Elizabeth Moore 08-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book great narrator"

    Tim is a great narrator. Much better narration than Wool. This series is great! Shift was a little boring at times but still a great story. Can't wait to start dust.

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    Jessica 07-24-17
    Jessica 07-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    My only real complaint was that I could not understand why there was a British storyteller narrating the story. The story was set in the US, with US accents. The British accent was distracting, and slightly annoying. Otherwise the story was good, though some parts did drag.

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    Brett Spencer 07-21-17
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    "Engrossing story but a slow burn. "

    Glad to have read it and reflect on it but at times it was a little slow pacing for my liking. Beside that if you are a fan of post apocalyptic sci-fi, then this is a must. Touches on much more than just gleeful geekdom.

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    Stacey Venis 06-22-17
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    "so good you want it to go forever"

    I have read and listened to this series. both excellent experiences.
    great book I recommend to all

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    jdwilly 06-07-17
    jdwilly 06-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow but interesting"

    I read Wool omnibus sometime ago. It was a good read as it explains the background of the silo.

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    Nicholas Waller Loudon, Tn United States 05-20-17
    Nicholas Waller Loudon, Tn United States 05-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great background story to wool, if a bit slower."

    does a good job of explaining the background and reasoning of the silos and give you a good look in to silo 1. you get a little more history for silos 17 and 18, and everything is caught up and connected by the end. very enjoyable.

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    Leeann 04-06-17
    Leeann 04-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Intriguing story."
    Any additional comments?

    Was a little hard to follow at times, but the plot is so interesting, it keeps you wanting to turn the page to find out what happens next.

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