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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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    Jared 03-12-16
    Jared 03-12-16 Member Since 2016

    Son. Husband. Father. Brother/Pastor. Missionary/Friend. Educator/Writer.

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    This was UNBELIEVABLE! The story was incredible and the performance matched it! Absolutely unbelievable! Listen now!

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    Matthew 03-12-16
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    "what a ride!!!!!"

    Wow what a ride, this was amazing! loved the science behind everything and how real it felt!

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    J. Que SF Bay Area 03-12-16
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    "Awesome story!!!!!"

    I loved it, I wanted to know what happens next. It's is worth every penny.

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    BethdigsFootball 03-12-16 Member Since 2015

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    "fabulous!"

    Loved the story and the will to live. I will listen to this one again soon.

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    Aaron Brown 03-12-16
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    "One of the best science fiction books ever"

    From start to finish the martian pulls you in. You care so much for the characters. In the middle of inserting yourself in the unfolding drama , you also find yourself learning actual science. Andy weir did so much great research for the book you walk away feeling like you were actually sitting in NASA meetings. I love it , I love it , I love it !!!!!

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    Jed Dornoff Long Beach, CA. USA 03-11-16
    Jed Dornoff Long Beach, CA. USA 03-11-16 Member Since 2015

    The Uncanny Fan of X-Men

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    "I did not want it to end!"

    Damn good book. My brother recommended it. Narration and story could not have been improved. The story makes you laugh at moments and cringe with stress at other times. A must read or better said a must listen to. :)

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    Andrew Sponaugle 03-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "WOW AMAZING"

    An amazing story one of the best listens I have had. Highly recommend this one.

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    Amazon Customer 03-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "incredible story"

    brought out a cluster of emotions from me while listening. captivating, hilarious, suspenseful and moving.

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    Michael 03-11-16
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    "Captivating! "

    I had a difficult time pausing the book to take a break. The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the emotion out of the words. It also helped that the story was so addicting.

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    Kristen Giles Boulder, CO, USA 03-11-16
    Kristen Giles Boulder, CO, USA 03-11-16 Member Since 2011

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    Excellent work narrating this book. But who came first: Damon or this narrator? Enjoyed more than the print book and just about as much as the movie.

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    "10/10 will listen to again"

    great! goes very well if you have seen the movie too. hopefully another book will be released!

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  • Malcolm Hodson
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    "absolutely fantastic!!"

    was on the edge of my seat the whole time!
    the reading is fab too!!

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  • J. Scott
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    "loved it"

    Gripping from start to finish, even the techy stuff, really feel like you've been on an epic journey by the end, immensely satisfactory.

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  • Bart Baekelandt
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    "Excellent book"

    Watched the movie first, but as usual, the book outperformed the cinematic interpretation by far. An interesting and exciting story told in a way that captures Mark Watney's morbid humour well.

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  • Jimmy Zed
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    "Better than the Film"

    A thoroughly enjoyable experience. The author and by proxy narrator really bought the book to life, filled with plausible science and enough detail to underpin the take on life on Mars behind the storyline. The science presented added to the further intrigue of the story, if I hadn't already seen the film, I would have wondered right through about the outcome.

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    "loved it! Lost sleep to finish."

    The ending felt a little abrupt though as it didn't finish with return to earth or any detail about reunion of astronauts.

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  • Shaun Alexander O'Shaughnessy
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    "Exactly what it says on the tin!"

    I was gripped from the beginning. This novel has some captivating characters that are portrayed well. Tricky concept but executed well. Funnier than you might expect too.

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    "Fantastic"

    I was put off at first (on hearing the sample) by the enthusiastic narration, but in retrospect it was the perfect approach to this character. The book itself was gripping, and the main character charming. I found myself listening to it at every opportunity I could find, it's compulsive reading.

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  • Ryan
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    "awesome"

    my fav so far. for reference my other favourite have been non fiction "sapiens" and the history of almost everything

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    "Awesome!"

    Absolutely engrossing from beginning to end. RC Bray did a fantastic job of creating an interesting and varied cast of voices. I was constantly amazed at Andy Weir's capacity for creating real scientific and technological hurdles to be overcome, all with humour and palpable tension. Great book!

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