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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.

Product Details

  • 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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,005 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 Just when you think there can't be another new world ...
Just when you think there can't be another new world still out there in the world of print, along comes Wool.
Published 13 days ago by Susan E. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars pulls you in
A great read. I want more so have picked up the next two. Looking forward to some quiet time soon
Published 26 days ago by Diane Wheatley
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the first if not better
Mr. Howey is a master story teller. Characters have a depth that is rare even with the story being so short. Amazing.
Published 27 days ago by Infinity's End
5.0 out of 5 stars Proper Gauge is Engaging in More Ways Than One
A Review of Wool: Proper Gauge by Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey continues building the Silo world of Wool in Proper Gauge. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rhodes FitzWilliam
4.0 out of 5 stars a man and woman walk up and down some stairs
That's it- that's Proper Gauge's action. Fortunately Howey makes you feel what it would feel like to walk stairs for four days solid- the passages where he describes what it feels... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Brian Switzer
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting second in the series
the story develops well with more characters and layering of plot lines, excellent imagery, The excitement builds! a fun read.
Published 2 months ago by Mortimer Smerd
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Slow and the end is extremely frustrating.
Published 2 months ago by nichole leeanne
5.0 out of 5 stars what's next?!!!
I'm very much enjoying this story and the characters. Howey has a good sense of imagery and I'm easily able to picture the surroundings and emotions from the way he has described... Read more
Published 2 months ago by K.laurie
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely outstanding!
I can only hope this series will continue and build on what is truly a breathtaking beginning. Genuine characters, strong, flawed, awkward, loving with twists & turns in plot. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lyndy E.
5.0 out of 5 stars love the series '
Buy them all. You will want the next one ready when you finish the one you're on. I have been fixated.
Published 2 months ago by NavyPoetMom
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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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