For the aspiring engineer/astronaut, this is a *very real* account of what a tragedy would be like and how a smart, rational, real-life hero might be like. My first listen was like a whirlwind, going start to finish at 3x in essentially a day. I couldn't stop. Well written. Andy Weir really did his homework. There are a few details which I'm sure were embellished for 'Hollywood', but these aside, the book is solid. Please buy and listen.
Speaking about my own personal journey deconverting from Christianity to non-religious, it was this book is what did it for me. I am always impressed by the clarity of thought and communication by Sam Harris. Nice work. Every Christian should read this book.
I would recommend this audiobook to anybody looking for a brief overview of world religions. As someone who has really only ever been exposed to one religion (Christianity), this was exactly the summary I was looking for. Even though the publisher's summary says it's intended for a younger audience, I think this comment is unnecessary ; the material is meaningful and concise and not 'dumbed down' so to speak. I have since listened to it several times. It does seem that the religions are evenly presented without bias, although there is slightly more content devoted to Christianity, which is probably fair considering it's prominence and influence as a world religion. I do wish, however, that the audiobook publisher would actually synchronize chapters with the different religions; instead I had to add bookmarks.
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