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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

  • Winner: 2015 Audie Award for Science Fiction
  • "The Martian is a crackling, often humorous, listen." (AudioFile)

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    Kirk S. Van Slooten 09-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book, Great movie and now Great Audio book!"
    Where does The Martian rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranks right at the top of audiobooks


    What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

    R C Bray did an excellent performance. He was the characters.


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    This book made you stay in the car after you arrived at your destination.


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    "1st audio book"

    good story but book was a bit technical at times which caused me to lose interest. didn't like the narrator much. liked the movie better and I don't say that much.

    first time using audible. decent experience overall. could've picked a better book

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    Travis 09-02-17
    Travis 09-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "If you have an engineering mind you'll enjoy it"

    It's like a mystery book but for space and engineering of what will go wrong next with Mark and how to overcome the problem!

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    Zachary 09-01-17
    Zachary 09-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Impressed!"

    Wow wow wow what a great story. Everything you can hope for from a realistic fiction novel about mars exploration and space travel.

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    "just a great book"

    I listened 3 times over a year. The narrator is very talented. Much better than the movie version.

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    Ray Newby 08-29-17
    Ray Newby 08-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    The performance was amazing. This is the best book I've listened to so far on Audible.

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    Amazon Customer 08-29-17
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    "Loved it"

    Loved it! this was a great story, and the best narrator I've come across yet!

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    Kyle 08-29-17
    Kyle 08-29-17
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    "fantastic book and audio book!"

    great audio production if a very well written book. one of my favorites for sure

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    Porkchop Cape Coral, FL USA 08-28-17
    Porkchop Cape Coral, FL USA 08-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Much much better than the movie!"

    As is often the case, the book vesion of a story is much better than the movie. Well read.

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    Will Kelly Charlotte, NC 08-28-17
    Will Kelly Charlotte, NC 08-28-17
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    "Science is fun!"

    I've seen the movie so I knew what I was in for story wise. The book added an extra element since it could go more in depth into the science of what was happening.

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