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Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) Audiobook

Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

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Publisher's Summary

This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

©Lifetime +70 years Hugh Howey (P)2012 Hugh Howey

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    Clark Battle 12-28-15
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    "This is the version you want!"
    What made the experience of listening to Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) the most enjoyable?

    Two words: Minnie Goode. The woman is a genius with command of a myriad of voices; able to switch between them all on a dime. Its remarkable how a young white woman can sound like an old black man better than I can (and I'm a middle aged black man)! There are a lot of characters but I had no trouble keeping track of who's who. She should have read the rest of the series because she is a MUCH better reader than Tim Gerard Reynolds. Very impressive.Of course, the story is amazing too.


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

    No. I think she's only done one other.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the inevitable movie.

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    Joe SEATTLE, WA, United States 12-23-15
    Joe SEATTLE, WA, United States 12-23-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Story, Poor Narration"
    Would you try another book from Hugh Howey and/or Minnie Goode?

    Yes. He is a very imaginative author. His stories are unique, his characters are dynamic and deep, and his imagery is gorgeous.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Minnie Goode’s performances?

    I doubt it. In this performance she gives the "bad guy" the most generic and stereotypical voice. Also, she gives the characters different accents. In such a generation long, close knit community every person would basically sound the same. There would not be people with southern accents, New York accent, and Texas accents.


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    Elizabeth Hopkinton, NH, United States 12-15-15
    Elizabeth Hopkinton, NH, United States 12-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story but..."

    The ideas in this book are novel for a post apocalyptic Earth, but the details left me wondering why Hovey didn't make things more believable. For a silo built for hundreds of years duration, where even plastic slip ties are utilized many times over, how is it that there is an unlimited supply of bullets? How are the people in mechanics suddenly able to produce guns that apparently work perfectly? Why has no one fashioned a dumbwaiter to bring supplies up and down or some sort of hydraulic system? These and many similar odd oversights made what could have been a great book entertaining but irritating.

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    Jeremie F Pettit 11-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't waste your time"

    I was baited into purchasing this audio book because I saw it on a 'top post-apocalyptic books' list and thought the premise was interesting. While this does hold true, the book is PAINSTAKINGLY slow paced. I always finish books that I start but this one was truly a struggle. I am not exaggerating when I say that for every minute of plot advancement there are five minutes of descriptions of the characters thoughts on their situation, thoughts on what could happen next, thoughts on what ELSE could happen next, more thoughts on a memory that some random object triggered, thoughts of sadness that the memory is in the past, so on, and so on. I'm cutting myself short because I don't want to sound like a crazy person, so hopefully you get my drift. The voice actor does an ok job on the female lead, but every other person sounded like a cartoon character to the point where it was laughable, and sometimes so bad that it was downright annoying.

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    Jason Sinitean 10-24-15
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    "very much enjoyed the story. onto Shift!"

    Really enjoyed the story, but not a fan of Minnie Goode's male and child voices

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    DarthVal Hickory, NC, United States 10-12-15
    DarthVal Hickory, NC, United States 10-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "edge of your seat dystopian fiction"

    Howey creates a dystopian world that is a wonderful as it is disturbing and fills with a great cast of characters.

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    Grethe A. Nøstvik 10-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not my cup of tea"
    What disappointed you about Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)?

    This book was a bit of a dud I have to say. The story didn`t fetch, and I stopped listening about half way. The criticism from other reviewers had about the narrator, I have to agree with. If this is supposed to be a society that have been stuck in a silo for generations, how can someone get a southern drawl? And the older characters did indeed sound like crazy prospectors, as one reviewer said. And not to mention that when it says that one person whispered in the text, the narrator also whispered so low, that I couldn`t hear the dialog when I was driving in my car.
    So my advice is to listen to the preview before you buy, so that you are sure that you can listen to all of it. This would have been a return for me, if I hadn`t waited to long to try to listen to it


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    Amazon Customer freeport, pa United States 10-03-15
    Amazon Customer freeport, pa United States 10-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "very good"

    couldn't wait to see what happened next well written well narrated truly enjoyed except for the few swear words not necessary not everyone likes to hear them

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    elizabeth wellesley, MA, United States 08-22-15
    elizabeth wellesley, MA, United States 08-22-15
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    "Awesome story, terrible reading"

    Love this book. But the performance? No. I mean, the characters live in a silo yet a couple have annoying southern drawls? California valley girl accents?? Come on!!

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    realchriscasey Brisbane, CA USA 08-14-15
    realchriscasey Brisbane, CA USA 08-14-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Fantastic -- love the performance"

    Book is a brilliant story, narrator does a fantastic job. I don't understand the dislike for the performance. Highly recommended.

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