The story. It had great promise. However, I believe it looses steam after the first quarter.
I feel as though there isnt much for the reader/listener to take back. I lost interest about 40% in to the book and it didnt improve
Good voice modulation
If you watch Big Bang Theory, you would know what the title means (well, if you dont, watch S04E07 - 'The Apology Insufficiency'). Sheldon Cooper accuses Dr Tyson of demoting Pluto from planetary status, and Dr Tyson explains that it was not his decision, but in fact was of the International Astronomical Union. Well, that sums up the book pretty much.
This is a more detailed account of how Pluto's demise came along. This is an informative and at times funny book, however, i found that it was written by Dr Tyson just to explain to the world that 'Pluto' was not his decision - just so people will stop sending him hate letters :)
Funny Mars-Alien Man
Mark Watney of course. We get to know that he is chosen for the Mars mission in part due to his sense of humor. When the pressure increases, he makes more jokes. Yay for us since there is a lot of pressure on him.
The ingenious potato farming idea. This is just a precursor for all the out of the box thinking that follows. Mark basically sees his problems as puzzles and comes up with ingenious ideas to overcome them. I am not an engineer and i was able to follow every piece of the science.
I was listening to this book on a road trip with my headphones. My wife was very concerned because i laughed out loud lots of times and was smiling like an idiot the rest of the time
Have someone else read the book.
I really couldnt listen past 3 hours.
Jim Meskimen - yes. Deanna Hurst - never again, unless she promises to never do a child voice again in her life
Definitely. The Narrator has done an excellent job of bringing the quirkiness to life
No other book that i have read. But, like my title says, it is very much like Forrest Gump. If you like the movie, you will like this book - although the charecters are different
Allan. I like the "..wouldnt you agree"'s :)
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