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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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    W. Griffin 10-26-16
    W. Griffin 10-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Too much jumping back-and-forth in the timeline"

    First book was great! Easy to read lots of great characters. This book the story is good it's easy to read and I find myself genuinely interested in most of the characters. My problem is the fact that the constant jumping backwards and forwards in time in the storyline just got very tedious. But I am still very happy that I read it and I cannot wait to read the third one. This book definitely told the backstory that we were missing.

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    CindiL Wisconsin 10-10-16
    CindiL Wisconsin 10-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A History Worth Noting - Really Loved Shift"

    I noticed when reading the reviews of the second Silo Saga book people seemed to feel strongly that it was either even better than the first book or totally didn't like it. I am with the former and loved Shift. I loved the history of how the silo's came to be but also loved the story of these characters too. When I first started Shift I was disappointed to be going back in time and taking a break from Jewels and her story in Silo 18 but quickly was sucked into the new characters.

    This book jumps around time between the creation of the silo's and what happened to earth to past events in Silo 18, to current time in Silo 1 and Solo's whole story which I enjoyed but I felt was a bit drawn out. This book catches you up on past and present and fills in the gaps and answers many questions that arise in Wool.

    I don't know which book I liked better though I am leaning towards Shift actually as better than Wool because I really wanted to know what was going to happen next. I do wonder though if Tim Gerard Reynolds would have been the narrator of Wool if I'd still feel that way. He brings every book he narrates to life. Probably my all time favorite male narrator. Highly recommend The Red Rising series that he narrates also.

    Looking forward to the conclusion of Dust which I just downloaded.

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    Jayne M Burdeshaw 10-03-16
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    "a whole new story for a sequel"

    totally enjoyed book one but this book starts anew in a different tone and feel. still enjoyed the journey to find the truth.

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    carlos 09-18-16
    carlos 09-18-16
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    "A great character driven second "shift""

    Just what I was looking for, after finishing Wool. The new character threads add such color to the monochrome reality of the Silo. I keep being stricken with respect for the ability to have such a dynamic epic with most scenes are set "Interior Silo".

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    Neil Jansen Orlando, FL 09-07-16
    Neil Jansen Orlando, FL 09-07-16
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    "British narrator's Georgia accent - NEEDS WORK"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shift Omnibus Edition to be better than the print version?

    No, but solely because of the narrator that was chosen (see below).


    What other book might you compare Shift Omnibus Edition to and why?

    Wool, which should be read ideally before starting Shift.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The book takes place in Fulton County, Georgia. The narrator is British, and a posh, proper one at that. Several characters in the book are narrated with a southern accent, but the narrator gets the region completely wrong. It's not even place-able regionally. It sounds like what a British person would think a plantation owner would sound like. Georgians have more twang and harder 'R's.

    Tim Gerard Reynolds' attempt at a Georgian accent is admirable, but it falls short. And I've got to listen to this guy for 17 hours. Next time, just hire a local, or at least an American to narrate a book that takes place in America, with American characters. This guy would better off narrating a Richard Dawkins book, or a Douglas Adams novel.


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

    Not as much as Wool.


    Any additional comments?

    <3 Hugh Howey and this great series.

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    Angus Fort Collins, CO, United States 08-27-16
    Angus Fort Collins, CO, United States 08-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Becoming a Mole Person"

    Ronnie is a Congressman in the influence sphere of one Senator Thurmond of Georgia. The Senator has a view of the world coming to an end and Ronnie becomes an unwitting instrument in his plan to accelerate it. It appears that DNA tuned attack nanites are the big scare of tomorrow therefore the survivors must live in Silos underground when they are not cryogenically suspended with the help of other nanites.
    When Silos become unmanageable they are...reset. This is an excellent piece of literature painting a vision of how a few men controlling too much power can send us all swirling down the toilet bowl. I thoroughly enjoyed this work. Five out of Five.

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    Hooked on AMZN 08-27-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Great continuation of the story"

    Different from the first one. More cerebral. More surprising. A little darker. And in today's political climate, not nearly so far fetched.

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    Sanjay Bhagat United States 08-25-16
    Sanjay Bhagat United States 08-25-16 Member Since 2006
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    "excellent follow up to the silos.."

    This book is weaving the story together with the events in the first book. The overall concepts make much more sense now.. Excellent Read..

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    Lora S. 08-22-16
    Lora S. 08-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "This is scary"

    Shift is one scary story. Or more accurately at least four scary stories. It tells how the system of silos came to be built. It hints at why, without ever being quite clear.

    It tells the story of Donald Keene, a young congressman from South Carolina, beholden to a senior senator from Georgia – an old family friend – for his election. Donald was educated as an architect, and the senator gets him into drawing up plans for a pet project he is trying to get passed – supposedly a nuclear waste storage facility. The part Donald is working on is supposed to be an emergency facility for the project workers to retreat to in case there is an accident.

    It tells the story of “Troy” who is awakened in Silo 1 some 60 years later to find himself the head of all the silos. He must preside over the collapse of the first of the silos. He also struggles with trying to remember who he really is. Evidently, drugs they are giving him, supposedly to help with the effects of having been cryogenically frozen are affecting his memory. He decides to stop taking them.

    It tells the story of the big uprising in Silo 18. It tells of how Troy, who now remembers that he was really Donald Keene, is awakened again, this time out of the ‘deep freeze’ from which he was never supposed to be awakened again to help figure out a solution to the problem of the recurring uprisings in that silo.

    It tells the story of the downfall of Silo 17 and of one of the few survivors’ transformation from Jimmy Parker into Solo.

    It shows us again that when it comes to the Silo universe, the way you think things are turn out not to be the way they really are at all. And it is much too easy to believe that the people who could engineer a similar scenario are already walking among us.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christian Navarro 07-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Una atrapante historia oscura, reveladora."

    Más que la historia sobre la profundidad de un silo es la historia sobre la oscura profundidad humana, el debate del poder, el miedo y el conocimiento como armas de sos filos.

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