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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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    earring less 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent!"

    Best book I've read in quite some time. lived the combination of tech and humor.

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    yami 09-08-16
    yami 09-08-16
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    "Fantastic reader, fantastic book!"

    Loved this book so much. The audio book reader also did a fantastic job. Some parts were so hilarious I was in tears. Would absolutely recommend this book to others.

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    Randy 09-07-16
    Randy 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story "

    this is a great story its very well and underwriter does a very good job I've listened to this book several times and will listen to it over and over

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    stacy 09-07-16
    stacy 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Better then the movie!!"

    The very beginning was a little boring but it picks up fast! Loved it!!! It is different from the movie but the same at the some time. lol

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    Erik 09-07-16
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    "so good I listened twice"

    very good listen and so much realistic information that I needed to listen to it twice.

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    PP0501 09-06-16
    PP0501 09-06-16 Member Since 2017
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    "The Martian"

    Loved it, better than the movie. This is the 2nd time hearing it. Good job

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    Denin Davis 09-06-16
    Denin Davis 09-06-16
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    "Best Sci Fi in a long time"

    I absolutely loved this book. The narration was on point and held me to my bed for 10 hours! The book is absolutely amazing. The amount of detail the author has displayed in this imaginary scenario is mind boggling! Props to the author!

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    "great book with a great narrator"

    I have read this book before and loved it so much that I wanted to listen while on a road trip. I was worried I wouldn't like the narrator after having seen the film and embraced Matt Damon as the voice of the protagonist but R.C. Bray did a fantastic job l.

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    Jon 09-02-16
    Jon 09-02-16
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    "Apt survival guide"

    I was able to pick this up before my trip to Venus. I found the content a little different since it's a whole different planet. The basic survival concepts worked pretty well. I was able to stave off starvation, thirst, suffocation and a great many more things thanks to this fictional mans exploits. I was also able to avoid obvious fatalities because I listened when I wasn't working all day. No airlock explosions for me, I cycle those bastards. Wonder when SNASA will find out I'm still alive?

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    Allen Anthony 07-19-16 Member Since 2013

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    "I remember"They Left Me Behind, What's next?"

    Do you talk to yourself when a little stress enters into your life. Well here is the ultimate one way conversation. Do you think being left on Mars would cause you to have a running dialogue and cause you to meet your own true self?
    This book is a true master piece...it is much better than the movie, and it will show you how truly recoursful the human can be when your choices are life or death.👍

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    3/20/16
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    "Amazing"

    I only chose this book because of the film. I haven't seen the film. For the first chapter I wondered if I had made a mistake...and then, and then

    This is an amazing book, fabulous story, totally gripping. Maths becomes interesting, Mark is hilarious. I loved this book so much. It's my book of the year. Stop reading my waffle, buy the audio book, get listening. (Excellent reader too btw, he totally is Mark Watney)

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  • claire
    3/18/16
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    "Fantastic "

    I binged it over 3 night and my God. it was one of the best books I've listened to. excuse me while I now go watch the movie.

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  • H-Smith
    3/18/16
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    "loved this!!"

    Thrilling story (although admittedly a little hard to digest the first time around with all of the scientific terms), brilliant narrator, and a story that sucks you right in.

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  • Mr. Dominic Clay
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    3/18/16
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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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  • W. Saumarez
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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
    3/16/16
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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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