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)
suspension, ingenuity, and a heart felt day to day accounting of Ryan's resourcefulness in his daily fight for survival against all odds. a must read a most listen to , I listen to my stories when I'm in the hospital and cannot sleep or at home convalescening and recuperating.
They are very relaxing and are very correctly written , so they then decide to lead to a more antililcal information; that you can in your detailing of the history of the crtaft, be it a ship, a boat, fleet submarines, or a tracked military vehicle or helicopter or plane.
but my mouth has run amok against, please read the stoory, and learn from it at it did. learn from what you have gathered let the seed flourish and grow into something strong and sturdy within you.
Enjoy the boof best of all to everyone
Although I may never separate Matt Damon from my mind after watching the movie, this story expands and improves upon the movie. I found the specific calculations and attention to detail facinating. It is a funny "nerd-porn" kind of book that I have not experienced before.
Best story I have ever listened to. I cannot wait to see the movie! How such a harrowing incident can be so funny and exciting takes real talent. loved it!
The narration was top 5. I got lost in the high-level technical details of the book while not feeling bogged down by them in the least. Truly, a story about Humankind at its best.
"Unbelievable (in a good way)"
The sheer tenaciousness of the main character, it is set in the near future, but it is a very believable near future.
The humour, the sheer isolation, Mark Watney's fundamental desire to get back home.
I loved this book, you feel each set back, every success, the problems, the solutions. I was routing for Mark Watney every step of the way.
really enjoyed the film, figured the book would be even better and it was. goes into more detail than the film. he has more problems on his road to survival. loved it
excellent story, fantastic job of explaining the science and the dry humour and wit was brilliant.
"A bit dull"
It may make a good film but as a story it is dull. It has a very predictable narrative and ending. Throughout the book the constant basic maths and physics starts novel and ends up dull and pointless. There are plenty of good scifi books out there and this isn't one
One of the best books I've listened to in a long while . Will definitely watch the movie now
The book keeps in extremely close keeping with the film. If you enjoy the film you will enjoy the book.
Great story. Very easy to listen to. RC Bray is outstanding as the performer. If you enjoyed the movie you will love this. If like me you did not enjoy the movie then I would recommend this book, especially the audiobook. RC Bray brings the story to life.
"An Absolutely Cracking Listen"
A fantastic listen! A really engaging and thrilling story that went down well with my other half and my mum on our holiday around Devon. Got a bit lost in some of the technical details but other than that found it very easy to follow.
I thought the narrator did really well and tried to differentiate voices as much as possible. However, Dr Kapour did sound just like Apu from the Simpsons! 😆
Well worth a listen
Brilliant, never wanted to watch the movie. I do now! Listened to entire book in less than a week!
"Iron man commander! Iron man!
Brilliant book! Read fantastically! I would recommend this to anyone, a true testament to the human spirit and funny through out.
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