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)
I have to say I binge listened to this is a little more than 24 hours. Yes it's that good. I wasn't really sure what to expect, as science fiction books aren't really my thing. But as some others have stated, this is more of a science AND fiction combo, with sarcasm thrown in. Overall fantastic I was entertained the whole time, and the narration was absolutely perfect.
Just an old retired guy, eyesight not as good as it was, so really enjoy listening to these books. Been listening for about 6 years.
This story kept me on edge for the full 10 hrs. I don't know if any of the things they did is possible, but it was enough that I got up early this AM to finish it. Some folks might not llike it's pace, but was really good listen!!!
"Fast paced adventure"
In the top 25%
A really good book but there appears to be a big chunk of time missing from the story. It is almost as if the publishers told the author to loose 100 pages.
I had read reviews that there was too much technojargon in the book however all the science was explained in an easy to understand manner.
"Not my usual cup of tea. Converted!"
Ear phones in for 3 days! Very technical story. I am not technical but found it fascinating. Robinson Caruso in space not a new idea but I couldn't put this story down. It's not cliffhanger gripping but it is absorbing! Give it a whirl.
"Don't miss this!!"
Crusoe on Mars. A scientific masterpiece! Film out soon, make sure to read/listen to the book first...
"Congratulations, can't wait for the movie."
An incredible achievement, both author and narrator deserve huge credit. Immensely enjoyable and incredibly gripping(got through it in 2 days), prepare yourself for some very technical passages though.
One of my favourite audio books so far! Kept me on the edge of my seat, very well written...
"So, so good."
Totally geeked out on it. A story that should appeal to everyone not just SciFi fans.
Nice story with attractive performance. I did not expect that in the beginning but the writer and the narrator made it so interesting.
Even if I could not the technical details the story will keep you in the line.
Amazing narration from Bray and an incredible story from Weir. Couldn't fault anything at all
"Gripping space thriller"
Insanely well researced, nerdishly technical and a brilliant sci-fi story with more twists than a hard drive of 70s shows
"Ron swanson in space"
Clever funny and a great performance, i really enjoyed the story and the technical stuff just makes it all the more believable
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