The narration is great! Don't think anyone else could have pulled it off so perfectly.
Full of science and very engaging. Pulls you into the story.
So. Much. Laughter.
Great use of actual science as a tool for survival in a very realistic (and for that reason, realistically scary) situation.
The writing is excellent, the characters are compelling, the math is actually part of the fun, and best of all -- the narrator absolutely NAILS it.
This is by far the best match-up of narrator and story I have heard on Audible, ever.
Ace all around.
The humor in this book was unexpected, and thoroughly enjoyable. There were many times throughout this book that I would clearly laugh out loud, and probably had my co-workers thinking I had gone plumb crazy.
I have never encountered another book like this. This is by far my favorite book out of more than one hundred that I have in my list.
R.C. Bray's performance in this book seemed to matched up exactly in my mind with how Mark Watney should have sounded. He did an extremely good job with the humor and sarcasm in the book.
My extreme reaction to this book would be shear enjoyment. I laughed so hard in different spots of this book, that I have found myself listening to it anytime I don't know what to listen next. I will even fire it up while I'm listening to another book if I find it getting long winded in spots, just to take a break.
what a ride! i've been going through a scifi bent of late, what a breath of recycled air this one was, gritty reality mixed with physics, gallows humour and just fun made this a trip worth taking, enjoyed every trajectory.
I took a risk on this book. I'm so glad I did. Great narrator. Very amusing
I love to read sci-fi, fantasy, and an occasional murder mystery. If one day I can be a successful author I will consider myself one of the few and fortunate.
Yes! I loved this book and the main character's humor. What better way to cope with a life threatening situation that to look at the funnier side of things?
The humor, hands down. If this was just a book about some guy's experience on mars and how he handles certain problems, then there would be a limited curiosity factor that might draw me in for an hour or so....but the curiosity would soon fade to boredom. Luckily this book was full of anecdotal humor which kept the main character motivated to not give up and me motivated to keep listening!
You would have to ask me that? Hahah! Oh man there was one part where he flips his rover and I was laughing even though I felt so bad for him. The way it was written just makes you laugh and cringe at the same time.
Yes!.......and No. I didn't want to listen to the book in one sitting because I know how I feel afterward. I regret not drawing out a great listen! I enjoy my books more if I can listen for several hours then take a break and play out all the scenes in my head that I just listened to throughout the day. This helps me to replay my favorite parts and at the same time satisfy my "pleasure delayer" personality. The short answer is yes I wanted to listen to this all day and finish it in a day, but I have self control :P
There is some occasional cussing in this book. If this doesn't bother you then get this book! There are some really interesting facts and cool ways he solves some of his problems. I loved the humor and some of the things that happen to the main character. This poor guy. I won't tell you if he survives or not, but lets just say he had it comin ;)
This audiobook ranks among my top 3 reads.
It is not easy to compare because it has many funny moments, and a lot of technical data.
When Watney answered back to NASA about his condition in Mars.
Excellent read! at first there's too much technical stuff so one has to be patient because later the book flows nicely with plenty of funny moments and interesting physics data. I've enjoyed it very much.
Definitely different from a typical sci-fi book. Loads of very funny dialogue with plenty of technical jargon for the science lovers. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
To prevent spoilers I'll be vague: it when he found a way to communicate with earth.
Yes! It was mostly the humor and excitement that kept me listening non stop.
Unexpected twists for someone who loves science and solving dilemmas
He did an excellent job of portraying all characters
Different times throughout
If you like a good story and science fact - this is an 8 / 10
It is not science fantasy as much as a great story with fun science facts- It was a more of a fun