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The Martian Audiobook

The Martian

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Publisher's Summary

2015 Audie Award WINNER, Science Fiction
2015 Audie Award Finalist, Solo Narration: Male
2014 Voice Arts Award Finalist, Science Fiction

"One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time. It feels so real it could almost be nonfiction, and yet it has the narrative drive and power of a rocket launch. This is Apollo 13 times ten." -Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Impact and Blasphemy

"A book I just couldn't put down! It has the very rare combination of a good, original story, interestingly real characters and fascinating technical accuracy…reads like MacGyver meets Mysterious Island." -Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station and author of An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

"The best book I've read in ages. Clear your schedule before you crack the seal. This story will take your breath away faster than a hull breech. Smart, funny, and whiteknuckle intense, The Martian is everything you want from a novel." -Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool

"The Martian kicked my ass! Weir has crafted a relentlessly entertaining and inventive survival thriller, a MacGyver trappedon Mars tale that feels just as real and harrowing as the true story of Apollo 13." -Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One

"Gripping…shapes up like Defoe's Robinson Crusoe as written by someone brighter." -Larry Niven, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series and Lucifer's Hammer

"The tension simply never lets up, from the first page to the last, and at no point does the believability falter for even a second. You can't shake the feeling that this could all really happen." -Patrick Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Breach and Ghost Country

"Strong, resilent, and gutsy. It's Robinson Crusoe on Mars, 21st century style. Set aside a chunk of free time when you start this one. You're going to need it because you won't want to put it down." -Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The King's Deception and The Columbus Affair

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 plainold "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?"

©2012 Andy Weir (P)2013 Podium Publishing

What the Critics Say

"The Martian is a crackling, often humorous, listen." (AudioFile)

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    Keri Wegener 09-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderfully done."

    Laughed, cried, cringed and cheered! I am almost sad it is over really. Will read again.

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    Alexander 09-22-16
    Alexander 09-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book in my library!"

    this is easily one of the best books in my library now. the movie was good, but this was another level. must read.

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    edgar 09-22-16
    edgar 09-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a total must have for any collection."

    loved it!!!! what an amazing story and even better narrator. highly recommend it to all

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    Amazon Customer 09-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A-MAZ-ING!"

    I have thoroughly enjoyed every book narrated by R.C. Bray credit to those authors also.

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    Lori 09-22-16
    Lori 09-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing narrator!"

    Some of the more science-y stuff went over my head, but it didn't matter because this narrator was so entertaining.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Goette 09-22-16 Member Since 2016

    Just a Northern MN girl in love with books...so much that she shares her passion. Teaching is NOT just a career; it is a choice and calling

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    "Fabulous!"
    Would you listen to The Martian again? Why?

    I really enjoyed this novel! I didn't watch the movie first. I think it is so full of scientific details, I probably missed a lot the first time through.


    What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings the protagonist to life. In this novel, there really are only the thoughts of the main character. So hearing an "audible journal" was very fitting.


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    anon 09-21-16
    anon 09-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Hilariously dramatic and amazing! "

    Everything about this book was amazing, and the narrator made it even better. R. C. Bray brings another level to this book and I loved every minute of it.

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    Olivia Zen 09-21-16
    Olivia Zen 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "phenomenal"

    Just. Phenomenal.

    This book is for any and everyone. seriously. So glad I got it.

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    stefan 09-21-16
    stefan 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Dissapointing"

    Movie was way better, i expected way more out of this book. Perhaps it was cause of high expectations that i didn't like it but if you have seen The movie i do not reccomend reading this book afterwards.

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    Jimmy 09-21-16
    Jimmy 09-21-16
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    "I loved the book, movie, and audio book."

    I gave the performance 4 stars because I could not distinguished the voice between Mindy Park and Annie Montrose. I feel bad about not giving the narrator 5 stars but I'm a tough grader.

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  • Timothy Allen
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    "absolutely, brilliant. Andy Weir is phenomenal."

    absolutely, brilliant. Andy Weir is phenomenal.
    I cried, laughed until I cried and was glued to it.

    I have sat in my car for 20 minutes after getting home juts to finish the final chapter. wow.

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  • markj
    5/7/16
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    "Watch the film!"

    I don't normally say this, but now realise that sometimes the film can be better than the book: better-paced and done in two hours.

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  • Ratboy
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    "Survival math had never been more interesting"

    Between the audio book and the movie, the book wins out but not because the film is bad, but because this book is fantastic

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  • ALex Holton Hill
    5/4/16
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    "Gripping"

    Gripping once you get into It. Persevere at the Start. The author must have spent a very long time researching and consulting with people to include such detail. Brilliant protagonist, and by the end you may find yourself in tears as I did.

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  • David London
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    "Brilliant authors"

    bbbbbbbbeeeeeeeesssssssssstttttttttt
    Book 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 audio is brilliant I'm reading the book fabulous. Best book by miles ‼️‼️ good job on the voices of the characters

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  • russell
    5/3/16
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    "would recommend"

    enjoyed the book, would happily recommend.
    well narrated. seemed fairly belivable and kept me intrested all the way through
    now to watch the film

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  • Will Bowles
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    5/3/16
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    "Gripping - loved it!"

    Haven't seen the movie but the book is awesome and this performance is excellent. I have listen too and from work for the past few weeks and it has made the boring commute enjoyable!

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  • Amazon Customer
    5/2/16
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    "Hadn't seen the film."

    Really enjoyed this book, may have to see the film now. A most fascinating tale.

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  • Matt
    5/2/16
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    "Loved it!!"

    I couldn't stop listening to it, took every opportunity I could. Marks humor resonated with me and made me laugh out loud a number of times. I haven't seen the film yet I know it will not be as good as the book but I am still looking forward to it.
    I'm sure I'll listen to it again.

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  • Mr Richard Michael Laker
    5/2/16
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    "rc bray stunningly read"

    rc bray stunningly read great book great film but audio book is much better more detail and presented so anyone can understand

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