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- Listening Length: 18 hours and 22 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hugh Howey
- Audible.com Release Date: May 28, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CPRZB5K
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Shift Omnibus Edition: Shift 1-3, Silo Saga Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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This is a depressing book. The story is what happened to the world that forces the remaining people to live in underground silos of 144 stories each with 10,000 people. The people were born in the silo as they and their forebears have lived in it for almost 300 years. The air outside is toxic, killing almost immediately. Life is cheap in the silo and if you violate the draconian rules, you are sent outside to clean the camera lens. No one ever comes back from a cleaning. At least, no one used to come back.
The story is incredibly rich. There are details about all the variants of life in the silo. And the silos are different with the 1st silo being the command and control and the other 49 silos are for the peons.
But, who poisoned the air of the planet ? What did they use to poinon the air ? And why did they poison the air ? You need to read the book to find out as it is a developing story with varying perspectives. And sad.
I have a simple rule about 5 star books. If the book holds me up reading way past lights out, it is a five star book.
The tale begins in 2049. Donald Keene is a freshman Congressman elected from Georgia with the help of “the great Senator Thurman.” As a freshman, he finds himself at loose ends as he casts about for meaningful work when the Senator recruits him for a top-secret job that engages his background as an architect. We soon learn that Keene, now happily married, was once engaged to the Senator’s daughter. Predictably, this inconvenient fact will complicate the story and loom large down the line. But the complications emerge slowly, building suspense all the while.
Shift is dystopian fiction with a twist — several twists, really. Its strength lies in Howey’s cleverly imagined underground world. The writing style is unexciting, the characters not fully fleshed out. But the world of the Silo, and the backstory in this prequel, are bound to fascinate any fan of science fiction. After nearly a century and a half of SF, it’s tough to come up with something new. The world of the Silo is new.
I'm now reading the third book in the trilogy, DUST, and am looking forward to seeing how Mr. Howey ties all of this together!
This book is both a Scifi thriller, and a mystery as the future society is slowly revealed through the eyes and words of those living in the future. Commonly known items in our day are viewed with new eyes and perspectives as life is explained via the underground society living in Silos hundreds of years from now. How these people live, what their days are like, how their society runs and the feelings of people in different areas of this life are explored in captivating detail.
The overarching theme in this series is that of living in an oppressed and controlled society. The focus is on how both the controllers and those being controlled deal with the issues and the ideas behind them. This is one great read and I’m very happy to have chosen and now read this entire series. Hugh Howey has my accolades and support, I look forward to the other works he has authored and co-authored.
5 stars for an excellent book, series, and thought producing writing!
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