In the aftermath of the uprising, the people of Silo 18 are coming to terms with a new order. Some embrace the change, others fear the unknown; none have control of their fate. The Silo is still in danger. There are those set on its destruction. Jules knows they must be stopped. The battle has been won. The war is just beginning.
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The much-anticipated final instalment of the Wool trilogy. The next Hunger Games (The Sunday Times)
Thrilling, thought-provoking and memorable ... one of dystopian fiction's masterpieces alongside the likes of 1984 and Brave New World (Daily Express)
The second novel, Shift, was quite a detour but it tied together a lot of loose ends and explained much. Whilst Wool is by far the best nnovel of the three imo this one, Dust, comes in as a close second, It has a lot of the vitality and charges along at a breakneck speed. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook.
Well written and captivating, the story carried me along. Loved the last few chapters especially.
Susannah Harker's naration was excellent, calm and well paced yet managing to convey all the tangled emotions of the characters as they hurtle about. One of the best narators that I've come across so far.
Now I've read the whole of the Wool trilogy and very entertaining it was too. As I've said in an earlier review, it all rolls along at a pace and certainly keeps you involved. The performance is good, direct and understated and it helps maintain interest through some of the more ludicrous implausibilities in the plot. My main criticism of the whole thing is that the underlying premiss of story is so unlikely that it detracts from some good characterisation and plot development. To be really effective I think that this kind of book needs to start from somewhere a bit more rooted in the possible. I also recently finished Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake trilogy, which although it indulges in some pretty fantastic situations remains compelling because you can recognise where it's coming from. The Wool books are entertaining enough but that's as far as it goes. It's essentially hokum.
i had been waiting for this since the last book, seemed like ages! Wasn't disappointed
A great end to a fantastic series of a distopian future (or past!). Hugh keeps you gripping the edge of your seat until the end.
For reasons I still haven't worked out I ended up reading ( listening) to the Wool trilogy in reverse order, stupid I know but despite this I really enjoyed them! The descriptions of the silo and it's never ending stairwells, generator halls and server rooms are superb and if you have ever worked in a power plant or other process industry then it will put you right back there on the checker plate in the dirt, heat and noise of the place. Without a zombie in sight these books have all the drama and suspense you could want, with strong characters and a great story line - recommended
So sad to see the end of this excellent trilogy, a well rounded and hopeful completion to such an innovative story line. Fully recommend it
This series was fantastic in its ideas, writing and story progression. I would recommend it. I found Hugh Howey to have a fantastic perception of human actions and thought processes. I really urge you to read it!
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The final part by Hugh Howey is a great ending to the Silo Series. It joins the first two books together even more while providing momentum with the main story.
The story proceeds at a good pace and while some of the situations have been encountered before, the outcome is a little different this time around.
The ending was exactly what i was expecting and wanting. While not radical, it did end the series well. It could also set up more books/short stories in the future.
I really enjoy the approach of smaller, self contained books put together. Wool was an eye opener. Dust lacked this a little, but it did not bother me too much.
I listened to the Audio book. Susannah Harker narrated the book again (she also did Wool). While I would have liked a little more variance in the voices of the characters, she did a good enough job for me.
I look forward to Howeys next series.
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