Friends had been hyping this book to me for a while now. I missed the movie and suspected it wouldn't live up to the seemingly too effusive praise I was hearing. Long story short, it lives up to the praise. Fantastic book from start to finish. A modern day Robinson Caruso; and maybe one day just as iconic.
I saw the movie before finally listening to the book. Books in my experience are far better than the movie, but in the case I would say the book and movie were on par. Of course many of the obstacles faced by the lone man of Mars didn't make it into the movie. Hearing these all play out helped me picture how it could have been shown in the movie. This is a must read/listen.
Not much to not like. The story is great, well written and researched. Follows well and doesn't leave the reader confused at any point. The narrator does a amazing job of producing several distinct voices that makes it very easy to keep the story straight and portrays a very believable Mark Whatney.
Narrator was amazing, the different voices were not distracting but easy to tell apart. Story was great, captivating, and excellent for what I needed it to used for.
Such beautiful style of writing, very comedic, even in the most serious times, but that's what made it more real I feel. the voice acting was phenomenal, the perfect person to do it. A new favorite book to go with my love of space. Great work.