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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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    "Loved this story "

    Enjoyed the story...lots of laughs...the narration by R.C.Bray was perfect...can't wait to see the movie.

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    James Hall 12-26-15
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    "One of my favorites so far."

    Amazing detail, great story and an unbelievably perfect narration. I really enjoy it when a narrator improves the quality of the book just based on their narration.

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    "Absolutely Fantastic"

    Worth every penny and every minute invested. Fabulous marriage of science, humor, tension, and heart!

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    Adam T. Gilbert, AZ 12-25-15
    Adam T. Gilbert, AZ 12-25-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Incredibly engaging."

    Great narration to a great story that pulled me in. I typically listen to ease the monotony of certain tasks. This one, I couldn't stop. I invented tasks to do and listened past midnight. The character acting was excellent. I'm interested in hearing what Bray can do in the fantasy realms with multiple wide ranging human and...not so much characters. Kevin Hearn's Iron Druid, read by Luke Daniels and Larry Correia's Grimnoir chronicles read by Bronson Pinchot were similarly enthralling. And to Andy Weir, in the words of my daughter, "Cool story bro." I want mention details, but wouldn't want to cheat my fellow listeners of even one delicious morsel.

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    Zuleika 12-24-15
    Zuleika 12-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Reader, Greater Story"

    This is a great story. This is probably one of the best stories I have read in the last couple of years. It's an easy read even with the technical jargon. Mark Watney is now one of my favorite characters. If you love space, adventure, and some good humor, then this is your next read.

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    "Fantastic. Marvellous narration by Bray."

    Really amazing. Spot on performance and the storyline is riveting to the last second. Buy this book!

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    Nick Lancaster 12-24-15
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    "Enjoyed It"

    a man stuck on Mars and manages to keep a sense of humor about him. recommend to anyone who is alright with some language.

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    sean 12-24-15
    sean 12-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant!"

    Fascinating story, fully captivating. Andy Weir is brilliant. R.C. Bray is a truly talented narrator. Very highly recommend. Can't wait to hear more from him.

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    Cindy 12-24-15
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    "Wow!"

    Andy Weir is brilliant. Watney's log entries were fantastic. The descriptions of the HAB, the rovers, and other equipment were amazingly visual. The science was understandable - even for me!. Watney's learning curve while problem solving and often-changing emotions were fascinating. Minus one star for SO MANY F words. What ever happened to a good old Dammit!

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    Anurag Nalawade 12-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Getting use to audio books"

    the conversation in the stories should be made more natural. maybe by recording a ongoing discussion between ppl who would play different characters in the story.

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    "Excellent, cerebral fiction"

    Very much enjoyed listening to a thought provoking, thrilling story which kept my interest all the way through.

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  • pradeep
    3/16/16
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    "the best book ever and it is very addictive book"

    the best book ever and it is very addictive because I listened it all in one go

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  • Anthony Kelly
    3/16/16
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    "So, so good."

    Loved every second of it... the characters, the humour, the science... all of it was just amazing.

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  • Alex Morrison
    3/16/16
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    "Awesome"

    Great story brilliantly performed. Exciting and fun. Well worth a listen if you want to escape from Earth for a while

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    "Simply excellent"
    What did you like most about The Martian?

    The story - despite being very techie a great story. Pushes some credibility boundaries but at the same time seems 'real'


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  • Vid C
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    "Breathtaking"

    A feat of science fiction. what an incredible journey described in tantalizing detail. Thank you!

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  • Jonathan
    3/15/16
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    "So much better than the movie"

    Of course that is always going to be the case but I have been gripped, very funny moments and does explain the science.

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  • rebecca marriner
    3/14/16
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    "Out of this world"

    gripping. hillarious, just one chapter moreish. enjoyed the ups and the downs the fear and joy the suspense very well written great characters.

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  • carol
    3/13/16
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    "best book ever don't do movie but I'll see this one"

    Rea!ly enjoyed this book from beginning to end what can I say better than whatever

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  • Cheltreader
    3/12/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Funny, moving and thoroughly gripping, I can't recommend this audiobook enough. The story is original and entirely convincing because of the science and authentic description researched. This is brought to life by excellent performance and narration. I usually listen to books on my 35 minute drive home from work; it helps me switch off. I got though this book in about 4 days however because I was so engaged I continued listening when I got home. I lost count of the times I laughed out loud. A brilliant purchase.

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