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Summary

The incredible new novel and brand new world from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy.

The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost. Palmer has never been the same since his father walked out twelve years ago. His elder sister, Vic, is trying to run away from the past; his younger brothers, Connor and Rob, are risking their lives to embrace it. His mother, left with nothing but anger, is just trying to forget.

Palmer wants to prove his worth, not only to his family, but to himself. And in the barren, dune-covered landscape of his home, there is only one way to earn respect: Sand-diving. Plunging deep below the desert floor in search of relics and scraps of the old world. He is about to embark on the most dangerous dive of his young life, aiming to become the first to discover the rumoured city below.

Deep within the sand lies the key to bringing his family together - and tearing their world apart.

©2014 Hugh Howey (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks

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very disapointing

What disappointed you about Sand?

I can hardly believe this book was written by the same writer of Wool-Shift-Dust. Although the general idea was original to begin with, it was badly written, very unclear explanations, cheap sentiment, too many words, pure fill-up.

What was most disappointing about Hugh Howey’s story?

All the false sentiment was horrible. Also chaotic explanations and long-winded.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I am only a reader, not a writer so I cannot say.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sand?

All the scenes with the mother and the happy-clappy family nonsense.

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  • David
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  • 19-12-15

finished already?

it was building up to be a good story but then suddenly stopped. what happened????

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Promising storyline- disappointing delivery

I was looking forward to the series continue and develop. But I just couldn't get in to any of the characters. I persevered- but I really don't think I will bother to follow any more books in the series now, I just don't care what happens. It's slow without you wanting to know more. It does have some interesting technology ideas, but again nothing to get excited about.

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enjoyable

Really enjoyed this book, I've read most of the way through it but the audiobook made it a lot easier to finish it off.

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I may have to listen to this again...

I tend to listen spasmodically throughout the day, and often cannot give full attention, so its possible I have missed things, but the story seems to have taken a long time to not really go anywhere conclusive.... but I am happy to be corrected.

However - my personal issues aside, the story is well written and is to the high standard we have come to expect from Hugh Howey. I look forward to future books in this series....

Christopher Raglands reading is excellent, and I will definitely be looking for other titles he has narrated - very enjoyable.

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Great story but a sudden ending

A fantastic story that follows on from Wool Triogy. Only point is a very sudden ending... could have easily got another trilogy from it.

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loved it!

Huge fan of the Wool trilogy and, if anything , I like this even more.

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Great!

A really good story with interesting characters. Very good reader. Really enjoyed listening to this and hope there is a sequel soon.

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Worth the read?

The storyline has some great sand diving with as you would hope plenty of technical detail to aid reality but the storyline is overall quite weak and ends poorly. That said i still enjoyed it but felt it could have been better.

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Just great

loved all the books from wool, shift and sand can't wait to read more by howey, a differ twist on a apocalyptic story just great