The reader did an excellent job. I felt the intonations and emotions of the characters were expertly conveyed.
Mark Watney. This book is written almost exclusively from Mark's perspective. You can't help but root for his success throughout the entire book.
Mark Watney again. It's easy to believe R. C. Bray /is/ Mark Watney.
Yes. I found myself making time to listen to it while doing other things.
This book was recommended on the Writing Excuses podcast and also on Scam School. I usually don't pay much attention to recommendations, but I had a spare credit and decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did. This book has become one of my favorites. It's easily in my top 20 of all time, or the top 3 of books published in the last few years.
Absolutely!!! The first line of the book pulls you in and doesn't let you go.
Mark Watney, who tells his story through a series of journal entries. Mark is dealt a bad hand and he makes the best with what he has. His determination to survive while still staying grounded and often making lite of his dire situation.
Fantastic, one of the most well narrated audio books I have listened to. At first I was a little concerned with the style of writing and being able to carry a story written as a journal entry. R.C. made me laugh with his portrayal of Mark and his often hilarious comments.
Laugh out Loud and makes you sweat with Suspense
Loved the Audio Book and found it to be very enjoyable. I am usually a fantasy reader but this book has shot to the top 5 of my favorites list. It may take a few "Sol 1...." Journal entries to get use to the style of writing, but it plays an important part of the story.
Yes. The narrator was fantastic.
No other similar books that I can think of.
Distinct character voices.
Yes. It happened.
Never read the print addition, but the audio was great!
one of my favorite moments is the joyful reaction of the marooned astronaut to the space vehicle left on Mars and another is the reaction of the scientist, Kapur, when he discovers that an astronaut was left on Mars alive.
This was the first time to hear this narrator and I thought he did a great job.
Stranded on the Red Planet
Loved the humor and tenacity of the main character.
I loved this audiobook, I had no idea what to expect as I hadn't heard anything about it but I have to say it is one of the best gifts I have received this year. I liked that we get Watney's perspective from his journal entries, and I love how sarcastic he is in them, I laughed just as much as I gasped. The ending is superb. I can really see this being a blockbuster movie one day. If you are unsure about this book, just listen to it, I'm sure you'll love it.
Every time I listen to a book narrated by R.C.Bray I think it is his best work, this was no different. He does such an outstanding job, he was Watney.
The story is great with lots if ups and downs, terrific sarcastic humor and perfectly portrayed by the narrator. Because I don't know enough about the particulars of science, I could suspend disbelief enough to make this believable.
Enough to find out the real reason why travel to Mars is in no way possible in the near future (20 years or more) which I won't divulge as not to create doubt for the listener.
Not a thing
I'm just a big kid.
'The Martian' is one of the most enjoyed science fiction books I've ever read, and I've been reading them for over 50 years!
The story is both exciting and fun. The characters are all great, especially 'The Martian'!
There's lot of real science in it. The physics is all based on real earth physics, no magic, no aliens, no FTL, no holodecks. Just fun and adventure!
The performance and production quality are outstanding.
I normally don't buy books shorter than 12 hours, but the famous magician Brian Brushwood recommended it. Brian was right!
Eleven star recommendation!!
The book was heavy on the science and at times I was having a hard time keeping up, however the story was fantastic and I couldn't stop listening. The format on how the story was told was great, and the narrator was suburb.
So everyone likes to be part of something from the very beginning, right? It's like when Grisham wrote "A Time To Kill" and you read it before he was a big name. Well this is what I expect out of Weir. This book is crazy good. When I read the premise I thought, "That's going to be hard to pull off. He's going to have a limited 'set' to deal with" meaning the guy would obviously be confined to a very small area if the book were to maintain any reasonable sense of reality. Well Weir pulled it off. This book was everything you thought "Castaway" would be but wasn't. I cannot say enough good things about this book.
With regard to the performance, Bray was the story. His interpretation, timing and delivery were spot on to the point you think that Weir wrote the book with him in mind. Bray's uncanny use of humorous delivery at the perfect time made an already enjoyable book that much more enjoyable. I actually have added other Bray books to my library because he is so talented. I hope that Bray and Weir continue to collaborate and I am looking forward to the next book!
Say something about yourself!
He had me at the first line. Superbly told, fantastically humorous and beautiful narrated. I want more books Mr.Weir!