Great story and great performance by the reader. Had me engrossed and never flagged. The scientific accuracy was impressive and yet the character always stayed very real.
Really enjoyed this book, but it is scientific in nature (very detailed), and has more four letter words than I normally like. But it is a good read, compelling story and better than the movie, which I also enjoyed.
the story was interesting enough to keep me listening, but that could also have to do with the narrator, who did a tremendous job!
This book is one of the most fantastic reads I have ever been privileged to take part in. The narration is perfect, the flow of the plot is exceptional, and the balance of laughter, suspense, and downright terror is fantastic. I have sent this book to 5 other people, and have recommended it to countless others. Do not pass up this book!
Andy Weir writes a compelling story of survival, perseverance, and ingenuity. The dynamic portrayal through a combination of log entries, communications records, and normal third person description, provides a unique perspective, and does a good job of keeping a certain level of tension throughout the book. The in-depth description of all of the many mechanics and scientific procedures particularly kept me hooked. The book had me rooting for Mark Watney from chapter one all the way to the end!
R. C. Bray performs an excellent delivery of the book, demonstrating an ability to dynamically convey tone and attitude, as well as perform different and distinct voices and accents for the many characters.
Loved this book! sad I finished it! very captivating narrater. book is well written to describe the events unfold. isn't censored, makes it mpre realistic.
Well produced, well read, and the story is the best kind of hard science fiction and survival fiction. Weir did his research and it shows in the complete believability of every page. Every setback came out of the situation, the conditions, the best decisions that a very smart, well-educated, well-trained astronaut might make (if he were your average botanist-mechanical/electrical engineer-astronaut-troubleshooter-handyman). The second time through, I still found myself with and rooting for Mark Whatney, the ground team, and the Hermes crew. Excellently drawn characters and well-realized dialogue. And Whatney's journal entries are entertaining, especially if you're a techno-geek. Well done.