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Wool 2 - Proper Gauge [Kindle Edition]

Hugh Howey
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Book Description

A cleaning has been performed, and now the silo is without a sheriff. With only one good candidate available, Mayor Jahns and Deputy Marnes set off for the down deep to recruit her in person. Along the way, they discover much about each other, troubling news about this candidate, and stumble upon fractured alliances that could spell the doom of a silo they've worked long years to protect.


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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.

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  • File Size: 166 KB
  • Print Length: 106 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Broad Reach Publishing (November 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006GTKF2C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,142 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Mayor Jahns and Sheriff's Deputy Marnes have a journey to make. They have to go from the top level of "The Silo" to the bottom to interview a new replacement sheriff. The former sheriff, Holston, had volunteered for the cleaning. He wanted to go outside to clean the lenses of the camera and join his wife who had left 3 years before. He knew it was a one way ticket and that he would either die where his wife did or find her in the new world. Regardless, he could never return to the Silo.

The journey for Jahns and Marnes was not going to be an easy one they were getting older and going down the spiral staircase 144 floors would take days down and days back up the dreaded stairs. They had to do it to interview this new candidate for Sheriff. The one they thought might be the best for the job despite what the dreaded IT manager had said.....

I love Sci-Fi and this book is about the end of the world scenario and life in a hidden bunker for hundreds of years. The survivors don't really even know how long their families have lived underground but they do know it is blasphemy to talk of going outside.

What makes this story so wonderful is not the Sci-Fi part but the wonderful way the book is written. You will get involved with the characters' lives as well as their emotions and concerns. This book is artfully written and you will become engrossed in reading on just to see what happens next. It is a novel of an isolated society trying to survive for the preservation of the human race. Centuries of life have been spent underground and lost history indicates several uprisings that caused a great turmoil in the Silo. Keeping a tight knit society and working as a team is the key to continued survival.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish all the installments were out :( December 4, 2011
By Lucal
Format:Kindle Edition
This story is so good and so well written I wish all the installments were out so I could just buy them all and stop sleeping. I love this author. I love the world he has created and the characters that live in it. I cannot wait to pounce on the next novella in the series.

In Wool 2 characters introduced in Wool are developed and we get to see more of the vast Silo humanity lives in. Fascinating, different and incredibly well done. I could not put it down.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Same quality writing but without the action April 20, 2012
By mikej
Format:Kindle Edition
I am reading all 5 stories in a row and writing a review the day following. I loved the first story and how it was told and while this part of the story had the same superior writing style and editing, it did not have the momentum of the first story. I felt the first story would have been great as a stand alone short story, but this story I felt was just a way to give greater background on the lifestyle and make up of the silo vs having as much of a story behind it. I will say that the author went way behind what most writers do in explaining how the characters have survived in an underground silo for so many years... explaining their community, laws, commerce in a way that you don't find in many books about the world after it comes to an end. Great writing, but I just didn't feel engaged in teh story as I did in the first installment. Looking forward to reading part 3 later today.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugh Howey you left me hanging on a cliff, man!! February 1, 2012
Format:Paperback
Holyshite. I read Wool 1 and absolutely loved it. Awesome story about folks living in a silo. A BIG silo. Part of it is underground. Part above ground. In Wool 1 I learned about what it took to keep the silo's windows clean. In Wool 2 Mr. Hugh Howey gives us insight on just how this world is operated. What makes it tick. Where does the oxygen come from? The fuel? What the hell goes on in the bowels of that silo?

Enter Deputy Marnes and Mayor Jahns in this story. Making a journey down to the bottom of the silo to get their next sheriff. This journey is simply fascinating and Hugh Howey makes you feel like YOU are there. My legs hurt so bad after reading this book. :)

If you haven't read Wool 1 for goodness sake, do so! And then grab up this humongous adventure in a small novella.

In the ending Hugh Howey absolutely gives you NO choice but to get Wool 3. Talk about a cliffhanger.

Absolutely love Hugh Howey's writing. Truly the next GREAT sci-fi writer. I'm a diehard fan for sure.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Thanksgiving Dinner... December 5, 2011
By Steph M
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Once I had Wool 2 on my kindle, the excited feeling I had instantly reminded me of how I felt once I was seated at Thanksgiving Dinner. I could barely contain my excitement for the savory meal that was in front of me, but was slightly saddened for the fact that I knew it would be over quickly!

I really enjoyed Wool 2. It brings us back to the Silo to deal with the events of Wool. There is attention to character depth as well as to detail of surroundings. I was drawn in to quite a few characters in a short amount of time and I felt like I really know them well - I am not sure how the author did that this time around, but it was quite effective.

Going back to the plot of Wool, I found myself going back and forth - trying to guess one of two perceived possible outcomes and finally giving up until the book played itself out. It was quite a mindgame for me. In Wool 2, I was completely blindsided at the end and left desperately trying to turn more pages on the kindle. Thank goodness I hear that Wool 3 may very soon be on the way...?!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Eager for the next
This series is captivating. You want to know more about the people in the silo. Will they ever make it out? This book sucks you in
Published 4 days ago by B. Fischera
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good and an easy read that is entertaining.
Published 5 days ago by AmericanFan
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
A quick read, but not much depth. Felt too much like just a part, and not enough to hold its own. Going to have to read wool 3.
Published 23 days ago by Andrea J. Quintana
5.0 out of 5 stars Great part 2!
This is an interesting and thoughtful follow-up to the initial installment. Makes you want to continue.
Published 1 month ago by Pazzo
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad I bought this after reading the first.
I purchased this book after I finished the first story in the series, Wool (Silo #1a), which I found thanks to OHFB. Read more
Published 1 month ago by K. Brooks
4.0 out of 5 stars A good continuation of book 1 .
this read gives the observer insight and understanding into the society and conditions of life in the Silo where everyone lives ,works,and dies to become a memory for those who are... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Charles Zelck
5.0 out of 5 stars best sci-fi series in years
best sci-fi series in years
Published 2 months ago by E. Hastings
5.0 out of 5 stars So simple yet so riveting.
Such a simple short story but such power over one's imagination. Both the author's written story and his life story are an awe to behold.
Published 2 months ago by Snowhack
5.0 out of 5 stars Great continuation
Great story! I love how the characters learn to adapt and survive in this most pitiful and depression world they are in.
Published 2 months ago by lostufo
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice, but does not stand on it's own
I should have just bought the whole book. Not any use on it's own. Ends abruptly.
Published 2 months ago by GMM
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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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