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Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) (Silo series) by [Howey, Hugh]
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"Howey's WOOL is an epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world." (Justin Cronin, bestselling author of THE PASSAGE)

“Secrets unfold with just the right pacing… If you're looking for a good post-apocalyptic read, you can't do much better than WOOL." (Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series)

"With WOOL Hugh Howey has created a new science fiction classic." (Ernest Cline, bestselling author of READY PLAYER ONE)

"Exilharating, intense, addictive." (S.J. Watson, bestselling author of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP)

"In WOOL, Hugh Howey delivers the key elements of great science fiction: an authentic and detailed future-world; realistic, relatable characters to live in it; and a taut, thoughtful story. Howey’s supple, muscular writing is the icing on the cake." (Jonathan Hayes, author of A HARD DEATH)

“Sci-fi’s Underground Hit… appeal[s] to both men and women, and has attracted hard-core science fiction fans as well as general readers, much like ‘The Hunger Games.’” (The Wall Street Journal)

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This Omnibus Edition collects the five Wool books into a single volume. It is for those who arrived late to the party and who wish to save a dollar or two while picking up the same stories in a single package.

The first Wool story was released as a standalone short in July of 2011. Due to reviewer demand, the rest of the story was released over the next six months. My thanks go out to those reviewers who clamored for more. Without you, none of this would exist. Your demand created this as much as I did.

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.

What the press is saying:

Boing Boing's Official Review: "This story is terrific. I was completely immersed, watching Howey slowly paint a picture of a society gone wrong through the eyes and discovery of some truly compelling characters."

Wired.com's Official GeekDad Review: "Howey is among a growing list of authors who are making successful careers of publishing without the assistance of agents and traditional publishing houses. The traditional argument has been that if a book couldn’t find a publisher it probably wasn’t worth reading. However, just as iTunes changed how consumers found music and the way in which bands made their bread, ebook readers, and in particular the Kindle, are changing the ways in which authors find their readers and make a living. All of this means the old assumptions about indie books no longer hold true, and readers need to be prepared to adjust their expectations accordingly. The Wool Omnibus is a great book and deserves recognition as a full fledged contribution to the science fiction genre."

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1176 KB
  • Print Length: 530 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1476735115
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Broad Reach Publishing (Jan. 25 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071XO8RA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 118 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #498 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An instant classic as far as I am concerned, and at a fantastic price (Kindle edition). I could not put it down and stayed up until 2:00AM to finish it.
I have been reading science fiction for more than forty years and have absolutely no reservation, putting this in my top 20 of all time.

Buy it. You can't go wrong.
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An amazing book. Would make an amazing movie - if someone had the vision and guts to produce it. The book is a wonderful mix of of an overarching premise for this strange world - and the intimate relationships forged within it. You get this cool idea for how life might be like after the "end of the world" in this intriguing silo structure - and then you also get these awesome character stories born from this harsh reality. In the process it forces you to take a close look at the nature of mankind - reflecting both the good and the bad. Oh and I loved how the book had some logical structure behind the events that you could see coming - but overall the book was anything but predictable. Loved the book can't wait to the read the others
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I have tried a couple reduced price, first effort type novels from Amazon. In most cases, I have been impressed by engaging stories, and this was no exception. It was exceptional, however, in that it was also very well written. Minimal plot holes, no significant / detracting Deus Ex Machina that I recall, excellent and consistent grammar and phrasing. Basically a very interesting story with a number of unexpected twists, which I didn't have to try and enjoy despite the presentation, since that aspect was also very good.

My only real criticisms were 1) that a certain underwater sequence stretched credulity, and 2) that I feel there should have been more of a denouement. That's not to say that I take issue with the point at which the story ended; that part I rather liked, even without a sequel (although even better with). Rather, some events that occurred just before the end were related after the fact so as not to spoil the climax. That was good, but I wish they had been related in more detail.

Still, those were both minor issues, and I mention them just for completeness. I would highly recommend picking up this book even at several times the current bargain price.
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I chose this book for a Halloween read and it did not disappoint. First, I loved the price and felt this was great value for the quality and entertainment value. Thank you Mr. Howey and I hope you made tons of cash by self-publishing - you deserve it!

Expect a dark, plot-driven, original book (although my husband said that it sounds like a video game called Fallout from the late 1990s). I loved the premise of a bunch of people living in an underground silo with little knowledge of how they got there. I was sucked in, but it was pretty bleak due to it being apocalyptic and all.

I look forward to reading the rest of the series. And I'm not even that into science fiction! As a side note, I appreciated the strong female characters and the author's obvious respect for women. The female protagonist is reminiscent of Sigourney Weaver's "Ridley" character from the Alien films. No aliens in this book though. Just some messed up humans living in a mysterious underground silo.

Highly recommended!
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This was a great book, I couldn't put it down! It was so descriptive, I felt like I could imagine being there, as the characters. It has been a long time since I've read something so immersive, it has re-awakened my love of reading!
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Wool is the story of a future that I for one hope we never have to see or endure. This book starts out with a very hopeful tone, while also playing with the reader’s emotions and basically confining their hopes for a happy future or happiness at all. This is not to say that WOOL is all depressing and everything is bleak; there are times when the book sends out a glimmer of happiness and lets you believe in humanity again.

Now with that said, WOOL was still a good read. It was very thoughtful and well planned out for a dystopian novel. I however found it to be a bit slow in areas. This was especially true in the first half of the book, due to introducing the plot and the characters. I really wish that there was more going on earlier in the novel, but I think that other readers may find it more intriguing than I did. A lot of characters were introduced and fleshed out only to be near unvisited in the latter half of the book. I’m a bit of a sucker for characters, and it was a roller coaster of a ride for me during that time as I’d be rooting for one and find that later the cast had changed yet again. This is offset by the talented way in which the characters are introduced and somehow very fleshed out and important each in their own way. There were many times that I felt so attached to minor characters that I was concerned for their future even while the main plot was going on!

The plot itself is intriguing, and I had a lot of questions that needed answering about halfway through the book. Thankfully a lot of those were answered later on, but still more have yet to be answered. (There is a second book though! I’ll have to read it to figure out more…then maybe WOOL will make more of an impact.
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