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    • Wool

    • Silo, #1; Wool, #1-5
    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Amanda Sayle
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,827
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6,250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,274

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story, ridiculous narration

    • By virginia on 10-26-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Minnie Goode
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,671
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,334

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel!

    • By Wayne on 01-01-18

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Shift Omnibus Edition

    • Shift 1-3, Silo Saga
    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,990
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,526
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,557

    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, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Back to where it all started

    • By Lore on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dust

    • Silo Saga, Book 3
    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,052
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,694
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,709

    Wool introduced the silo and its inhabitants. Shift told the story of their making. Dust will chronicle their undoing. Welcome to the underground.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Is this the end of it all or a new beginning?

    • By Lore on 07-12-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wastelands 2

    • More Stories of the Apocalypse
    • By: John Joseph Adams (edited by), George R. R. Martin, Junot Díaz, and others
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Orson Scott Card, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of postapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix of tales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the first anthology.

    • By Gambol on 05-29-16

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The End is Nigh

    • The Apocalypse Triptych
    • By: John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, Scott Sigler
    • Narrated by: Mur Lafferty, Rajan Khanna, Kate Baker, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 482
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 447
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 445

    Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm. But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild. THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will tell their stories. Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey, THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. THE END IS NIGH focuses on life before the apocalypse. THE END IS NOW turns its attention to life during the apocalypse. And THE END HAS COME focuses on life after the apocalypse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, couldn't put it down!

    • By Jon on 05-14-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Machine Learning

    • New and Collected Stories
    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Scott Aiello, Hugh Howey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Hugh Howey is known for crafting riveting and immersive tales of boundless imagination. Now comes Machine Learning, an impressive collection of Howey's science fiction and fantasy short fiction, including three stories set in the world of Wool, two never-before-published tales written exclusively for this volume, and 15 additional stories collected here for the first time. These stories explore everything from artificial intelligence to parallel universes to video games, and each story is accompanied by an author's note.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some Good, Some Not So Much

    • By Joshua on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The End Is Now

    • The Apocalypse Triptych
    • By: John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, Scott Sigler
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Mur Lafferty, Kate Baker, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm. But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild. "The Apocalypse Triptych" will tell their stories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Loses a star because the last story is That Bad.

    • By Peter Wombat on 06-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Beacon 23: The Complete Novel

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Ryan McCarthy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 607

    For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It's a lonely job, and a thankless one for the most part - until something goes wrong, until a ship is in distress. In the 23rd century, this job has moved into outer space. A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at many times the speed of light. These beacons are built to be robust. They never break down. They never fail. At least, they aren't supposed to.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Howey Rocks!!

    • By Suzanne E. Lemmon on 03-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sand: Omnibus Edition

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,346
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,203

    We live across the thousand dunes with grit in our teeth and sand in our homes. No one will come for us. No one will save us. This is our life, diving for remnants of the old world so that we may build what the wind destroys. No one is looking down on us. Those constellations in the night sky? Those are the backs of gods we see.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • New world, not as compelling as Wool

    • By Étaín on 03-30-14

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Half Way Home

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Max Miller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 473
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 427

    Less than 60 kids awaken on a distant planet. The colony ship they arrived on is aflame. The rest of their contingent is dead. They've only received half their training, and they are being asked to conquer an entire planet. Before they can, however, they must first survive each other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Hugh Howey

    • By Michale on 06-07-14

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue

    • The Bern Saga, Book 1
    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Jennette Selig
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 349

    It wasn't easy for Molly being the only girl in Flight Academy, but getting expelled was even worse. Abandoned by her family when she was young and now tossed from the only home she's ever known, her future looks bleak.

    But then Molly hears that her father's old starship has turned up halfway across the galaxy. Setting off to retrieve the old craft, she hopes it will hold clues to his disappearance. Accompanying her as a chaperone is Cole, her old flight partner from the Academy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Forced Was With Them

    • By Dubi on 05-19-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Walk Up Nameless Ridge

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 135

    On planet Eno, there stands a mountain that has never been summited. Many have tried. All have failed. This climbing season finds three teams making their bid up this murderous peak. And one man among them will discover these ugly truths: There are fates worse than death. There are fates worse than obscurity. To be remembered forever can be its own curse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My new favorite short story.

    • By R. Mitchell on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $1.99

    • The Hurricane

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Daniel Stillman's Life: 42 Facebook friends, 18 Cell phone contacts, 6 Twitter followers, 4 blog subscribers. Now a category five storm is about to take this all away. And replace it with a neighbor he's never met.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great, If You Haven't Read Other Howey?

    • By Gillian on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • I, Zombie

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Paula Christensen, Lucien Dodge, Mozhan Marno, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    This book contains foul language and fouler descriptions of life as a zombie. It will offend most anyone, so proceed with caution or not at all. And be forewarned: This is not a zombie book. This is a different sort of tale. It is a story about the unfortunate, about those who did not get away. It is a human story at its rotten heart. It is the reason we can't stop obsessing about these creatures, in whom we see all too much of ourselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • why you DON'T want to be a zombie!

    • By Mike Naka on 03-16-14

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The End Has Come

    • The Apocalypse Triptych
    • By: Hugh Howey, Jamie Ford, Jonathan Maberry, and others
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Gabrielle de Cuir, Justine Eyre, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the end of the world. In science fiction the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weakest of the triptych

    • By SAMA on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Molly Fyde and the Fight for Peace

    • The Bern Saga, Book 4
    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    In just a few short weeks, a group of young orphans have come together to form a family. They have united in the most unlikely of alliances, finding strength in the tight bonds of friendship. In their individual cultures, these orphans were seen as children. At best, they were ignored by their elders. At worst, they are treated as nuisances, told what they could and could not do. But no one ever told them they couldn't save the universe. Nobody knew they would ever get the chance....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like Hollywood

    • By Christian Jedi on 02-17-16

    Regular price: $23.08

    • The Shell Collector

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Samara Naeymi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 567
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 509

    The ocean is dying. The sea is growing warmer and is gradually rising. Seashells have become so rare that collecting them is now a national obsession. Flawless specimens sell like priceless works of art. Families hunt the tideline in the dark of night with flashlights. Crowds gather on beaches at the lowest of tides, hoping to get lucky.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Why Howey, why?!!!

    • By Michale on 05-03-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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    • Molly Fyde and the Blood of Billions

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    It's been ten years since Molly last set foot on her birth planet, and this isn't how she'd imagined her homecoming. The sky is full of an invading fleet, one powerful enough to threaten the entire galaxy. The new family she has come to rely on - her crew of alien misfits and runaways - are scattered in three directions. As they struggle to reunite, events beyond their control seem to be driving more than just them apart: the universe itself may be torn asunder if the bond between these unlikely heroes is broken.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I don't know what to think

    • By Jeffery on 04-25-14

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Wayfinding - Food and Fitness

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Graham Vick
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    I've blogged about my fitness routine, and readers have asked for me to go into more detail about how I have gotten in shape and how I maintain that shape. This work is the result of those requests. It is full of controversial claims, so be warned. I truly believe that if people follow the handful of principles in this short read, they will improve their health and change their lives.

    Regular price: $2.99

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