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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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Very interesting

Great post apocalyptic book. The readers voice was very enjoyable only wish there was more!

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Carried on too much

Way too detailed in many scenes. It left me feeling annoyed to carry on. Also I think the listening experience would have been much more enjoyable if there were a couple of different voices. Way too many characters played by one voice

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Good book, bad narrator

Great story. Terrible reader. Let the story happen, you don't have to over emote everything

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  • Allison
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 04-02-15

fantastic!

I know some people had a hard time with the narrator but I actually really liked her reading of this. was disappointed they got a new narrator for the next ones.
the story here is really well written and kept me listening well into the night and following day so I could finish it. I highly recommend!

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  • h2o1969
  • Cincinnati, OH USA
  • 03-26-15

Good but had higher expectations

The story is a good concept, but it was a bit slow for me. I did not really calmer to know what was going to happen next. I enjoyed thinking about the silo itself more than the story. I did not think narrator was bad as many others mentioned. I am going to try Shift next.

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Good predictable story - clownish narration

The narration was clownish and slow for my taste but then I double timed it and it was fine. Great story- but very predictable.

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Great piece of work!

Not as poetic as Margaret Attwood's Handmaid's Tale, but every bit as good (and alternately, disturbing). Exceptionally well conceived, detailed, and ultimately, uplifting

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entertaining story. was a bit descriptive at times

I liked the story. some parts took too long to describe but didn't take away from the book.

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slow going

Really slow to build. Nice premise though. Narrator was an interesting choice - but not sure if it was a good one.

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Very interesting

An exciting and interesting read, one of the better dystopian novels I've listened to recently. Overall : satisfying SiFi dystopian novel. Looking forward to listening to the next one.