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Wool 4 - The Unraveling [Kindle Edition]

Hugh Howey
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Book Description

There is a legend in their past of an uprising, a war they have learned about, but have learned nothing from.

Nobody knows what went wrong. Nobody talks about what happened. Such are the silo taboos.

Now, nearly two hundred years later, the people of the Silo will get a chance to learn more about that distant uprising.

They'll get to start one of their own...

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About the Author

Hugh Howey spent 8 years working as a yacht captain. When he was pulled away from the sea by the love of his life, he turned to his childhood dream of becoming an author. His Molly Fyde series has won praise from reviewers, and now his Wool series has become a #1 bestseller, with Random House publishing in the UK and Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian securing the film rights. He lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Amber and their dog Bella.

Product Details

  • File Size: 273 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Broad Reach Publishing (December 25, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006Q595LI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,908 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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After reading Wool 1 and 2, I felt the suspense and mystery building, but both left me hungering for some action. They were great, but kept leaving my wondering what was real and not. But the important thing is I FELT. I sensed the hopelessness and monotony of lives lived inside a small locked community for hundreds of years, and wished the inevitable revolution would come soon. The author dragged me into the story and made me want more. There were parts that I had to push through. Descriptions of the lives of each tier of society living in the "Silo" was obviously dire in making the reader invest emotion for each in some way. But at times my mind went numb, and I had to re-read passages.
Then Wool 3 and 4 started in on the action, and fulfilled my desire for revolution against tyranny. Mix in some faithful friends and a little romance, and the universe is complete.
Instead of reading 4 short stories, I made myself believe it was one complete book, which helped to keep me interested during the slower sections. I will suggest the Wool books to all my friends.
And now I eagerly anticipate the arrival of Wool 5...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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You can clearly tell this is an author who cares. Not only about the readers, but also about the story. Hugh clearly stresses over each chapter in the Wool saga (just read his blog, he's dedicated to producing a solid product and not above countless hours of second guessing himself in the process!)

In my opinion this is what makes the Kindle such an amazing improvement in the world of reading. Over the years of having publishers pull the wool over me (pun intended!), I love that Hugh could go out, write a great story, and publish it on the Kindle. I love the fact that Amazon's computers figured I might like it and brought it to my attention, and that after I read the sample I HAD to know what happened next. Seconds later I was tearing through this new find at a break neck pace.

Top shelf work Hugh, you should be very proud to put your name on this and each installment in the Wool franchise.

Thanks for spinning an enjoyable yarn!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wool 4 - more surprises January 11, 2012
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Finished 3 at lunch, bought 4 and did something I haven't done since I was 11 years old and discovered GWTW: stayed up the majority of the night reading non-stop... Felt like I was in a desert and couldn't drink water fast enough. Devoured it - brilliantly written, twists and turns throughout the book. I hate Bernard even worse now - 24 hours later. Hugh needs to go to his room, lock the door, order in food, and finish Wool 5!!!! Please.....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC July 4, 2012
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There are 5 volumes, with the sixth being a prequel. I'll add my review to the fifth, instead of reviewing each individually....why? Because they are all equally brilliant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "This is how the uprising begins--" September 10, 2012
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Well, I've read Wool; Wool 2 - Proper Gauge; Wool 3 - Casting Off; and just finished this - WOOL 4 - THE UNRAVELING. I can't remember any other books that have caught my interest and held it like the WOOL series, any genre, for a long time.

Wow, I was transported to a post-apocalyptic world confined within the deep, restrictive walls of the Silo (or is it)? The author has created a world - dreary but not without hope.

But when events start to tumble out of control for the Mayor of the Silo, residents start the Uprising never talked about but always feared.

Will this be the end? Hopefully not since there is one more book in the series - Wool 5 - The Stranded - and time's a-wasting. I need to get reading and find out what happens to all the players.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep going ... keep going! July 17, 2012
By Kat
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All hell starts to break loose when secrets are revealed, and the silo world begins to unravel. This installment is more about the secondary characters and their uprising, but the catalyst heroine is still "there." I kept rooting for her and the other silo citizens to the end.

Keep reading - you won't be sorry!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Help Me, I Can't Stop Reading!!!! July 6, 2012
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First of all I'm going to say this book makes way more sense when you don't read Wool 5 first (Yes, I totally did that by accident). Try to keep in mind through this review that I read 4 and 5 out of order so my opinion is a little skewed but I'm trying to review it as if I didn't already know what was going to happen.

This is definitely the highest action in the whole series!! The characters are just so rich! It's amazing that Hugh can take these short novellas and introduce so many new characters and not once leaving you feel bombarded by useless filler.

I love the simultaneous stories going on in this book, not just between the silos but also within the silo! After reading this book of the series you really get a better understanding of Bernard (I think that's his name, I'm sorry it's been a while since I read this) and what kind of person he is, which I would term as maybe semi-villain? He has his reasons which are hard to dismiss but with two completely different movements happening within the Silo you kind of have to make a stand and decide whose side you're going to take. It's scary because you honestly have to wonder what you would do in that situation. I can't even begin to imagine being in that kind of world even though it's completely reasonable given the state our World is in.

Again, great action! I love getting to know the mechanics and all the other characters from the "down deep". It is really fascinating to get to see how all the different people in the Silo are essential to their ongoing existence. Without everyone working in unison the whole thing will crumble!

If you've made it this far into the series then you already know how awesome it is. Keep going, it just gets better!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 4 days ago by Book Mama
4.0 out of 5 stars yes to this!
emotionally evocative. solid tech, solid sociology, and convincing dystopian futurism. singlehandedly made my kindle unlimited subscription worth it. seriously loved it. Read more
Published 11 days ago by jamyla bennu
5.0 out of 5 stars another great read
I can't get enough of this series. Very well written, interesting storyline and character development. Looking forward to the next one!
Published 21 days ago by Diane Wheatley
5.0 out of 5 stars Each of the installments of Wool are incredible
Mr. Howey is a master story teller. I highly recommend this series. You can feel the suspense building even as he opens up the mystery surrounding the silo. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Infinity's End
5.0 out of 5 stars I have really enjoyed these books
I have really enjoyed these books, the writer has created a world in which you can picture yourself in and characters that you will become invesred in and not be able to wait to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by clinton chelf
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book just keeps getting better and better.
Published 1 month ago by cara
5.0 out of 5 stars Unconventional Glory
Love this whole series in all its unconventional glory. I enjoy the shorter word counts. I love the character-driven action. And the level of description never bogs the story down.
Published 3 months ago by Anna K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading
I enjoyed this book even though I read it out of sequence.

The story stands on its own and I followed it easily
Published 3 months ago by Joseph E. Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars Goose flesh and spine tingling!
From the first I was hooked, the second enraptured and now on my way to the 5th and final I am hanging on the edge of my seat. Hugh Howey paints a picture so vivid I can feel it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rachael Fitzgerald
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting better each episode!
Obviously I up to number 4 in the serires and they seem to be getting better and better. Howey has an exceptional talent for putting the reader there in the action and he has a... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robin W. Payne
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More About the Author

Hugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling WOOL series. The WOOL OMNIBUS won Kindle Book Review's 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award -- it has been as high as #1 in the Kindle store -- and 17 countries have picked up the work for translation. Look for WOOL in hardback in 2013 from Random House UK and keep your fingers crossed that Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian will do something exciting with the film rights!

Hugh lives in Jupiter, FL with his wife Amber and their dog Bella. When he isn't writing, he's reading or taking a photograph.

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