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.
I wanted to read this book after seeing Neil Tyson's high praise of the science in the movie. It just adds so much more to the experience knowing the author did their research. It's emotional, funny, and an absolutely amazing read/listen.
Sarcastic, Suspenseful, Intelligent
No matter what your understanding of space exploration knowledge, the crew does a good job of explaining their thoughts in a way to easily comprehend.
Very consistent and easy to differentiate between characters.
Mark Watney knows botany, and also how to solve never ending problems.
Hands down better than The Movie. And The Movie was phenomenal. In-depth descriptions and calculations that really grabs your attention.
Normally I'm pretty stingy when it comes to book. I even gave this story for stars in kinda of a means of preserving it. This was in no means a perfect book but that's because there is no such thing. But this story does it's best to disprove that. Excellent story, interesting, and thought provoking. Educational in a way too. The narrator was excellent and easy to listen to. I highly suggest this book to anyone and everyone.
Even better than the movie! (the book is usually better than the movie) Mark Watny is side-splittingly funny. The situations are more realistic than the movie, which I found reassuring. Other than the level of chance involved, which is necessary for the story, I'd say it's believable. I really like the message in the end, especially.