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Wool Audiobook

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

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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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    Deep Reader 05-20-13
    Deep Reader 05-20-13

    Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.

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    "Essential Listening"

    This book is one of those rare books that haunt you long after you're done with it. The characters feel real in the claustrophobic atmosphere of the story. You never know what's going to happen next. This is a masterpiece, and I don't use that word lightly.

    Buy it. Read it. Thank me later.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Julius Butcher 02-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "First of my Howey books"

    As I write this review, there are a lot of reviews for this book, so I may not add anything new, but I couldn't resist to give my two cents.

    Some people complained in the reviews why the book titled Wool. I find it appropriate, it refers to the core principle of cleaning the lenses, keep the Silo going.

    The characterisation is good, we get enough details and backstory for the main characters, others are drawn with rough lines, but we don't need to know them deeply.

    I enjoyed the writing except that it drags time after time. Some scenes were just too long, I had to resist to skip forward.

    I had problem with the basic principle of the Silo. People were separated, so they don't conspire against the ones who rule. The fact that it was hard to climb so many steps and the expensiveness of the electronic communication was supposed to do the job. There is logic in it, I admit, but something is just not quite right. People still communicated, word had gotten to places. There were a few other details that annoyed me, for example the lack of elevators. I get that it could have been because of this idea of separating people, but can you imagine how much stuff the porters had to carry up and down? And what about the big, heavy things? And there was also the cleaning. It was all believable that Holston was tricked to clean, but what about the people who wouldn't clean the lenses because they would be angry being cast out. And what about the total jerks, who would broke the cameras out of mere revenge? Surely there would be one or two in a few hundred years. Why not having a cleaning mechanism and use another way of punishment? These simply doesn't add up for me.

    Besides that I found the plot compelling, and I enjoyed the action scenes.

    I liked the way technical details were presented. The author didn't want to lecture me in engineering or IT, he gave only those details what I needed, without using jargon.

    All in all, I enjoyed the book, and I want to know what happens in Shift and Dust.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Schenectady, NY, United States 01-16-14
    Sue Schenectady, NY, United States 01-16-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Worth the credit"
    What did you love best about Wool?

    Despite not knowing how these people wound up in the silo or how they set up their society, it was a good story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't know if I had a "favorite" character. I liked many of the characters in the book for who they were and their contributions. I really liked the voice Amanda gave Solo and looked forward to hearing from him.


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Sayle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I'd listen to her again.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book a while ago and listened again after buying the second book. I was rapt and listened to the book any chance I could. I hope the other installments continue to hold my interest like this one did.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley 01-04-14
    Ashley 01-04-14
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    "Worth the time and effort...."
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    Good read.... Heard about this on "This is Audible" on XM... got it and wasn't disappointed. Interesting story and the reader is good to boot. I Recommend it.

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    Ciara Howell 08-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    great book, good narration, hooking story. I can't wait to download the next book in the series!

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    T 08-09-17
    T 08-09-17
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    "glad it is over"

    i found the narrator annoying and could hardly wait to finish this very long audiobook. didnt like the narrator's impersonations.

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    Kim Georgeson 07-26-17
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    "Good but not great"

    This book was good but not one of those "couldn't put it down books". I just had a hard time getting through it. It was lacking something.. that extra something that makes you want to read another chapter.. and then another chapter.

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    J. D. Botet Valencia, Spain 07-19-17
    J. D. Botet Valencia, Spain 07-19-17 Member Since 2008

    Odiseo

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    "Boring style"

    A good plot with a boring style, excess of emotions that diffuse motivations and plot.Painful to progress! A pity.

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    Carlos Rosas 07-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story, slow at times"

    overall a good story, concept is awesome but was a little drawn out. Can be a little slow at times.

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    Notes 06-28-17
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    "slow"

    too many details. the story crawls by and its non stop making it incredibly boring

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