The story was good and I am sure that STEM, adventure, and survivalists would love it.
I prefer dystopian futuristic novels and this was just a little bit outside of my norm. I like cerebral and theoretical plots. This book is very intelligent, but more in a 'practice' way.
We all know about the movie starring Matt Damon... This book is perfectly written for him as the star. I really enjoyed listening through Audible while reading with my own eyes as time allowed. An easy and enjoyable book and very very well read by the narrator.
Great adventure, as an astronaut records his efforts, trying to survive on Mars. His skills give him the best chance of survival; his predicament guarantees his fate to die alone on an unforgiving planet.
I read this book after a recommendation from a friend and thoroughly enjoyed it. After the movie came out I decided I wanted to revisit The Martian. I ended up listening to it via Audible and ended up enjoying it even more than before. The narration was phenomenal. RC Bray captured the essence of the story beautifully and lots of the comedy of the source material shone through. Audio was extremely clear. Couldn't recommend enough.
I found this as one of the best scientific driven stories I've read if not the best. R.C.Bray does an amazing job at capturing the emotions in the text and expressing them in his voice. Truly a must hear book for anyone vaguely interested in science and good stories. 10/10.
I loved everything about this book, with one small complaint:
The part where the messages are read letter by letter cannot be understood without constant rewinding and writing down the letters.
Except for that, the book is smart and funny, Evan after seeing the movie.
I saw the movie before I had heard of the book, and the movie script was surprisingly faithful to the book. I live in a place where space programs are an important part of our economy and community so, like Apollo 13, I always like to see/read stories of the scientists and engineers employing their smarts to solve problems. Narrator was good, too. I recommend this audiobook highly.
Great narrator and wonderful story telling from the author. A must read for any science geek.
Parents take note: Some language more appropriate for older audiences.