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Bill

Charlotte, NC, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10501)
    Performance
    (9996)
    Story
    (10014)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Unexpectedly Enjoyable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Martian in three words, what would they be?

    Just plain fun


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Martian?

    A log entry that starts "Well I killed myself today"


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    You truly believe Mark is reading you his journal from the ordeal.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book caused numerous fits of laughter and never ending smiles. A great book, Out of hundreds of books in my library this is one of the best.


    29 of 34 people found this review helpful

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