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I've read praises for Hugh Howey for, well, forever, and recently bought the whole "Wool" deal but haven't had time to listen to it. When I saw "The Hurricane" and saw that it was in a different style, I was intrigued and thought I'd give it a shot. I'm really glad I did. It is a really wonderful, people as fish-out-of-water, coming together, looking for hope story. And from what I've read from other reviewers, it is so unlike Howey's other books, I would've been disappointed/disgusted had I read it/listened to it after said works.
Even if you've read other Howey, give this a shot, maybe just as a Daily Deal, or something as it's fairly short (I got it cheap as a kindle/audio bundle). Judge it on its own merits. The characters are likable and flawed, they're thrown into an interesting situation, and there's a sliver of sunshine in a life that looked very dark indeed.
What's not to like? Well done, Mr. Howey!
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What did you like best about The Hurricane? What did you like least?
The story was well written for what it was. It did a nice job of capturing a slice of modern life. It is probably my fault for not reading the reviews closer, but I was expecting science fiction. This was a teen anxst story with a Hurricane background. Not terribly exciting really.
What was most disappointing about Hugh Howey’s story?
No real climax to the book. A little too pat in the story line. Was expecting something more along the lines of "Wool". My bad for expecting it to be science fiction.
Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes. Does a find job of reading.
Do you think The Hurricane needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
I wouldn't read it. I barely finished this one.
Any additional comments?
If you are thinking about getting this because you liked "Wool", "Dust" or any of that series, don't bother. Not in the same ball park.
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