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
"The Martian is a crackling, often humorous, listen." (AudioFile)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
"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
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.
Book 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 audio is brilliant I'm reading the book fabulous. Best book by miles ‼️‼️ good job on the voices of the characters
enjoyed the book, would happily recommend.
well narrated. seemed fairly belivable and kept me intrested all the way through
now to watch the film
"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!
"Hadn't seen the film."
Really enjoyed this book, may have to see the film now. A most fascinating tale.
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.
"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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