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- By: Andy Weir
- Narrated by: R. C. Bray
- Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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.
Worth it even if you've seen the movie
- By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17
A wonderful book with a realistic story that I could not put down. The main character is absolutely amazing and inspiring.
The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World
- By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Robert Garland
- Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
- Original Recording
Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.
Tantalizing time trip
- By Mark on 08-21-13
What did you love best about The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World?
The narrator manages to really bring the life of ancient common people to life. I highly recommend the audio book. It was fascinating from beginning to end.
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