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Free Book Friday!


This week’s Free Book Friday prize is:

Wool by Hugh Howey

This omnibus edition contains the Silo series: Wool, books 1-5: Holston / Proper Gauge / Casting Off / The Unraveling / The Stranded. — The story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep.  The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.  In a society full of regulations meant to protect the community, Sheriff Holston, unexpectedly, breaks the greatest taboo of all: he asks to go outside. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken …

ISBN 9781476733951, Trade Size Paperback

There are currently 161 members wishing for this book. 1 lucky member will win a brand-new copy.


To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member to win.


We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.


You have until Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 12 noon EDT, to leave a comment.



Good Luck to everyone!

Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

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145 Responses to “Free Book Friday!”

  1. Phillip A. (unagog) says:

    I enjoy these kind of books so I think I’ll really enjoy this one also.

  2. MIRAH W. (mwelday) says:

    These sound interesting…I’d like to read them and I think my husband would enjoy them, too.

  3. Marge M. (tikkitembo) says:

    I’d love to read this! If the stories are half as interesting as they sound, they’ll be great!

  4. Sharyn L. says:

    These sound great. I really enjoy this dystopian style of literature.

  5. Becca E. (bellzey) says:

    I love PBS!!!!

  6. Kelly J. (hellokelly83) says:

    Sounds good!

  7. Carol G. (clynsg) says:

    I am always surprised to learn about stories that I didn’t know about before. This one sounds interesting.

  8. Carrie H. says:

    I like free books!

  9. Elinor K. says:

    Hope I win – sounds interesting!

  10. Deidre C. (Historical-Book-Lovr) says:

    Looks like a keep ya up all night – can’t put it down kind of book 😉

  11. Herb F. (h4ger) says:

    I have not heard of this author until now. Sounds like an entertaining post-apocalyptic thriller.

  12. Josh says:

    Sounds like a great premise, I love post apocalyptic books!

  13. Caryn C. (defiantdamsel) says:

    I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book!

  14. Katrina W. (kat440) says:

    Yay! I love PaperBack Swap! 🙂

  15. Mollie P. (molliep) says:

    Free books 🙂

  16. Andrew K. (kuligowskiandrewt) , says:

    I’ve heard of the series, but I do not remember WHY … was it here or another site, or did a friend recommend?

  17. Norma M. (virgo) says:

    I’ve never read anything by this author. This book would be a good way to start. Also my library could use another book in this genre. I have a wonderful part time job there. I do what I love and love what I do. Books!

  18. Barb E. (barbelle) , says:

    Could this be my time to win?

  19. Emily L. (emilyl) says:

    Sounds great – please pick me!

  20. Meghan E. (meggiebeth84) says:

    oh my goodness; I have never heard of this book before, but it sounds like an amazing read! I hope I win!

  21. Brean P. (the-book-monster) says:

    This book sounds pretty good!

  22. Jayne H. (JayneJ) says:

    Neat book, sounds like something I would love to read.

  23. Lynne T. (thisislynne) says:

    GREAT choice! Sounds like a VERY interesting story!

  24. HELEN VOSE neleh , says:

    Great! Five silo books in one volume.
    I would love to win this book!

  25. Beth T. (Betholyn) says:

    Sounds like an interesting book–I’d be happy to win it!

  26. Jack S. (jack1) says:

    Everyone wants to win. I hope whoever wins will enjoy the book and post it for someone else wishing for it. I just added my name to the wish list. Seven editions available! Wow.

  27. Amanda C. (ghostlysun) says:

    Sounds like an interesting read. I would love to win this one.

  28. Desmond W. (desmond) says:

    Count me in, please!

  29. Jane H. (janemarehare) says:

    This sounds like an interesting book, definetly an interesting title. I have a friend who has heard of this author though I hadn’t heard of him.

  30. Becky C. says:

    This sounds great … my fingers are crossed! 🙂

  31. Marianna Steriadis says:

    Let’s hear it for more dystopian lit!

  32. Victoria G. says:

    this sounds like a very interesting read

  33. Emily L. (bellagrace) says:

    I’d like to be entered thanks – this book has been on my “to read” list for awhile.

  34. Stephen W. (cubedst) says:

    I’m in … never can have too many (free) books, and this one looks interesting. I especially like that it is the entire series in one book.

  35. This sounds like an energizing read…. A free book is a beautiful gift!!

  36. Bette B. (koreancat) says:

    This book sounds so interesting! Just the kind to get me out of my reading slump. Hope I get it!

  37. Jill F. (GAmomJill) says:

    Whoo hoo! Pick me. Pretty please with sugar on top. ;-D

  38. Katrina A. (katkish) says:

    Looks interesting! Cool!

  39. Irwin F. (readerfox) says:

    Looks like a good read!

  40. Debbie H. says:

    sounds good and a free book is always good.

  41. Lynnette K. (mommylynn) says:

    PBS is the best! I have told more people about PBS than I can count! Everyone loves it! Thanks for the good work you do! I would love to read this book!

  42. Richard R. says:

    I tell as many of my reader friends as possible about PBS, it’s simply the best book trading website. I’d love to read this book. Thanks!

  43. Tina M. (Ratchet409) says:

    Free Book Friday Rocks!

  44. Teresa W. (tetewa) says:

    I’d love the chance to read this one!

  45. reen53 says:

    Please pick me! Pick me! Pick me!
    Sounds like a really good read!

  46. Gayle S. (pickwick) , says:

    This is an author I haven’t read but the story line sounds interesting. Good luck all!

  47. Ruth K. (Psalm91) says:

    I’ve never read this author either. What a better way to find a new authorthan with a free book!

  48. Teresa (teresavt) , says:

    I want to read this while rocking in my hammock!

  49. Laura G. (summersoff) says:

    I would like it

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