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Wool Audiobook

Wool: Silo, #1; Wool, #1-5

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Publisher's Summary

In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.

©2012 Hugh Howey (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    K. Garcia Ogden, Utah, USA 01-25-17
    K. Garcia Ogden, Utah, USA 01-25-17 Member Since 2014
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    "terrible voices"

    narrator is super annoying. all the men sound like nasally dorks or teenagers, all the children have baby voices And annoying speech impediments.

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    JP182 11-16-16
    JP182 11-16-16 Member Since 2017
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    "ok story but meanders"

    I love the concept and this is definitely a great plot but it's hampered by the voice acting and moments of existential contemplation that goes on for too long.

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    J. Parker 10-28-16
    J. Parker 10-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "aside from poor narration, the book is okay"
    What did you like best about Wool? What did you like least?

    The first section about Holston was a perfect short story by itself. In fact, I wondered many times if this whole series didn't begin as this short story and someone decided it needed to be extended.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Amanda Sayle’s performances?

    Not to run her down further, because she has received enough criticism already, but unfortunately no.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    probably not


    Any additional comments?

    It was okay. I thought Howey provided some interesting insights into the characters' view of their world. He seemed to have thought a lot about how the characters would really view their world if it consisted entirely of a sylo. But I thought it dragged on in several parts and I wasn't always clear on what everyone was exactly trying to accomplish.

    I would recommend reading it instead of listening to it.

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    Brian 10-25-16
    Brian 10-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Lacks substance"

    After seeing good reviews I expected better of this book. The drama and pacing weren't bad but the whole concept felt really bland to me and there was just so little substance. There was no complexity to good and evil, the characters were simplistic and there wasn't much to them, I wasn't emotionally drawn into them, there was no real politics, there was not a lot of detail about the apocalypse that brought them there, the government that caused these rules wasn't really explained. Instead of this substance, what I got instead was like a season of 24, a story driven by drama and various events that pop up instead of engaging your intellect. The story just got boring at times and felt way too simplistic. I never really felt a burning desire to get myself through it. It wasn't terrible but I was just left feeling very unimpressed. It might be okay if you're looking for that but don't go into this expecting any George RR Martin or anything. I'd probably give this a 2.5/5.

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    Jennifer 10-20-16
    Jennifer 10-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Mediocre story, horrible narration"

    I had high hopes for this one because it seemed unique among the post apocalyptic/dystopian novels, but the story just falls flat. And the narration was so awful as to be comical. The narrator is fine when reading in her "normal" voice, but nearly all the other characters she does are so over the top it seems she's performing a vaudeville play.

    Oh and if someone pronouncing the word "suit" like "syoot" would bother you, stay far away from this book. Because she says it like 5000 times.

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    Sarah 08-15-16
    Sarah 08-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A bit disappointed"

    The first half of the book was interesting, but went downhill after that. The characters didn't really resonate with me and while the plot sounded really intriguing, the delivery fell flat for me.

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    Denise Valencia, CA, United States 06-09-16
    Denise Valencia, CA, United States 06-09-16 Member Since 2007
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    "I just can't take it anymore."

    I had such high expectations for this book. But not only is the narration terrible, I just don't really care for the characters. I haven't even finished the book (80%), and I am finding it reeeeeaaaaallly hard to want to continue. The hard part is, I don't know if it is the narration that is killing it for me, or that AND the story.

    First the story. I liked it at first, as it seemed to be leading somewhere. But somewhere along the way, I got bored, frankly. I have a hard time believing the story. Yeah, yeah, I know it's sci fi and all that. I've read enough far out there stories that are suspect for believability, but the depth of the characters and their reactions to situations, for me, can make or break my suspension of disbelief. But these characters are kinda flat, 2 dimensional.....automatons.

    But the narration is a total killer for the whole book. All the men sound like a kid trying to sound like a man by tucking his chin to his chest and lowering his voice. And Bernard? OMFG, why does he sound so nasal and extend all his vowels? It is the worst impression of a "bad guy" I have ever heard! It is cringe-worthy. And the women? Annoying high pitched vacuous idoits. The narrator actually has a lovely voice, when she just narrates. But voices??? No can do. Very few characters actually sound normal.

    I hate to be so harsh, but I was hoping to get past this book so I can also read Shift, which is narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds. He is Bloodydamn Fantastic! But, I don't care. I am done. And worse yet? Another narration is also possible with this book, and I've read it is equally horrible. Really? Twice narrated and it still can't be done right? What a shame. I'd feel bad for the author, except, I don't care for the story.

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    Benjamin Morgan Tallahassee FL 03-14-16
    Benjamin Morgan Tallahassee FL 03-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I honestly don't know if I like this book."

    I really want to say this is a fantastic book because all of the reviews I read convinced me to buy it. However I found myself rooting for it to end. The main character isn't very likable. And the story is predictable. I guess I didn't like it very much.

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    Gedal 03-11-16
    Gedal 03-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a better narrator would've been nice."

    The narrators character voices kinda ruined it for me. Her normal reading voice was pleasant, but the men characters were especially bad. ugh. Beyond that, it was a good story.

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    Provident 02-20-16
    Provident 02-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration was cringe worthy."

    My sister is blind and mentally handicapped. I have taken care of her for 14 years. In that time I have become friends with many handicap people. They are the best people on the earth. Subsequently, I have become fairly familiar with how disabled people often sound. I don't like bashing on people's hard work, but I figure that giving you a heads up will help you know exactly what to expect. She (the narrator) inadvertantly made all the male characters sound like they had mental disabilities. The story is still worth the purchase. Very intense at times, fun sense of exploration, and many other emotions. Believable character development. I see most books coming a mile away, but this book holds lots of originality. Overall, I don't blame the narrator too much, my wife sounds the same way when imitating me. So, i guess its a thing.

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