• Shift

  • Wool Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-25-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The much anticipated prequel to best seller Wool that takes us back to the beginnings of the silo. The full novel which brings together First, Second and Third Shift.
In a future less than fifty years away, the world is still as we know it. Time continues to tick by. The truth is that it is ticking away. A powerful few know what lies ahead. They are preparing for it. They are trying to protect us. They are setting us on a path from which we can never return. A path that will lead to destruction; a path that will take us below ground. The history of the silo is about to be written. Our future is about to begin.
©2013 Hugh Howey (P)2013 Random House AudioGo
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Critic Reviews

"The next Hunger Games" ( The Sunday Times)
"An epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world." (Justin Cronin)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sharon on 09-27-13

I Loved this book

I so enjoyed this book. The story was a little more original than many of these sorts of books and it made me think. I enjoyed the narration too. If you like your science fiction with a little less alien action and with some real world action this is for you. A dark future that you can imagine happening in a way.

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3 out of 5 stars
By roz79 on 04-25-15

Not as as good as the first. 3 1/2 stars

I thought the story was average. Not a huge fan of the narration. Story seemed to drag at places. Hopefully next installment will pick up

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Stephen Briglin on 05-15-13

Great book, terrible performance!!

Was really looking forward to this book after the excellent Wool that was excellently performed by a lady with a lovely expressive and versatile voice.
Have found this book hard going despite the great story, the narrator sounds like a surfer and I keep waiting for him to say 'duuude'.
It looks as though Audible are looking to cash in on the success of Wool by bringing over this recording from America but it is so difficult to get past the narrator's voice.
Listen to the sample before you buy, if you can listen to narrator then you are in for a great story.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Fiona on 06-19-13

Oh Dear

I wanted to love this as much as I had wool, but its too long winded and gets tied in knots with its time lines.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By thereadaholic on 05-10-17

If you liked Wool, you'll love Shift

Shift tells the story of the beginnings of the Silos and is a much more evenly written book with less padding (although it does start to waffle a few chapters before the end. There are lots of good twists although I anticipated most - possibly because I now understand the author's way of thinking. There were still a few moments when it was hard to suspend disbelief.

The narrator is much better than the woman who narrated Shift although he still does some silly voices..

Looking forward to getting Dust next month.

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