Calamity, Suspense, Humour
Watney, definitely. He had a brilliant sarcastic sense of humour that was desperately needed to break up the miserable situation!
No, but I will be now!
Laugh, over and over.
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I shall be seeking out other books written by Andy Weir and books narrated by R. C. Bray.
I don't know, I found this book pretty boring. The story good be summoned up as jury rigging equipment to survive and not much else until I gave up on it. The narration was great as always.
Absolutely! The story was marvelous, and the narrator was a perfect fit for the story. It was one of the best (if not the best) audiobook I have listened to yet. I would recommend this book (and I have been) to anyone who loves adventure, science, and great humor.
The narrator was excellent. His tone and delivery fit the character perfectly. His flawless delivery of the story and the humor makes it one of the few books that I will listen to again.
I enjoyed the story and the narrator's delivery so much that I will seek out other books by the author and those narrated by R.C Bray.
Great story, mixed with interesting detail and a tour of Mars one could help imagine by following via Google Earth, Google/JPL Mars anyway.
I wouldn't - everyone else has said Castaway meets Apollo something. Or Robinson Crusoe on Mars. That'll do. But better.
Only one would be Watney of course. But Kappoor and Mitch were done well too.
Stand back when he opens his EVA suit.
Not to the same exact story, but to a similar one, yes, I would.
I like the jokes and sarcasm. Also, the explanations were still understandable unless one has an allergy to science and math.
I laughed a lot when they were trying to communicate via short messages, including the picture needed for PR.
no, not really.
It'll be interesting how they will turn it into a movie (Matt Damon). I can't picture it as a lot of the story was either explanations of how things work or inner monologue...but I'll go and see what Ridley Scott can do with it (if that's how it all will end up)
Very good story with great character development. Narrated by R.C. Bray, he does a fantastic job with the story and makes it more fun and compelling to listen. I will be looking for more stories by Andy Weir and anything read by R.C. Bray.
This book for me was a very pleasant surprise. I'm not typically a sci fi reader and I expected mediocre at best. I was hooked with the first few sentences in the book and didn't stop listening until it was finished. I then badgered my two sons until they listened to it as well. It was loaded with science, humor and the only fiction I could tell was the fact that NASA is no where near sending humans to Mars. I've listened to it now many times and my kids and I use "Watneyisms" frequently. Since I grew up in the 70's, I really appreciated Mark's comments, especially regarding Disco. It really does suck, lol.
The narration was top notch as well. IMO, this book was top notch. I haven't enjoyed anything so much in years.
Flight attendant. Love to "read" while I'm walking.
I would...and I never listen to anything twice. So much detail. Amazing. The guy that wrote this must have a ginormous brain!
I have never read a book like this. I would say that some "detail" oriented books, like Hunt for Red October as it pertains to submarine description, give the same feel, but not to the extent this book does.
Obviously "The Martian" (stranded astronaut)
I looked to see if this author had any more books available, and sadly he does not. Hope he is working on something.
REALLY good book. Good mix of science and comedy.
The sarcasm mixed with nerdy science
Perfect for this read. The tone and delivery is perfect.
LAUGHED OUT LOUD SEVERAL TIMES
This is a keeper
This was one of the best books I've read in a while. It's a simple man vs. nature story, but set on Mars -- a new environment. The book never takes shortcuts. There are no magic answers or aliens to get the protagonist out of trouble. The book never breaks the laws of physics with faster than light travel or other impossible technology. Everything is at least scientifically feasible, if not already available. In addition, the story it witty and funny. I definitely laughed out loud at some of the hero's more colorful exclamations.
Wanted to, yes. Too long to read all at once, but I inhaled the book, listening as much as I could and was enraptured with the story the entire time.
My new favorite author.