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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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    david bailey 08-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Simply awesome!"

    Second best book I've ever read or heard. The only one that has been better, was ready player one.

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    Frank Bruce Cuadra Santa Ana, Costa Rica 08-22-17
    Frank Bruce Cuadra Santa Ana, Costa Rica 08-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excelente lectura y dicción, muy bien narrado"

    Muy buena lectura con sus muy bien logrados niveles de tensión y desdén del personaje, en todo momento logra la atención del receptor

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    Kory Northrup 08-22-17
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    "I don't read books but this one was amazing"

    this was a great story that a enjoyed every step of the way, there wasn't a point at which I wanted to pilut it down. it took me 3 days to finish and that was with spacing it out so it would last. I would recommend this book to literally anyone it's an amazing story and im so glad I got this audio book

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    Jason_in_Gilbert Chandler, AZ 08-21-17
    Jason_in_Gilbert Chandler, AZ 08-21-17 Member Since 2010
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    "I've listened to this book 4 times now."

    I wish all books were this Smart but they dumb it down for the masses.

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    Jon 08-21-17
    Jon 08-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Read this book!"

    Well written. properly narrated. really brought the characters to life. would read again any time. thanks guys.

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    case 08-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Totally worth it"

    I enjoyed every minute. There was a lot of learning about chemistry, aerodynamics and such- but hey, its space and trouble shooting on Mars. Fantastic read.

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    Fonzarelli Oklahoma City, OK USA 08-20-17
    Fonzarelli Oklahoma City, OK USA 08-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic!"

    Amazing story! It was emotional, serious, funny and at times scary. Very few stories can hit all those major emotions, but this one did, beautifully. Now time to see the movie!

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    Anonymous 08-20-17
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    "Totally lives up to expectations!"

    I'm one of those who saw the film first, but this audio book absolutely lives up to its hype. The narration is terrific, and the writing is thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable. A great purchase all-round!

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    Jaimie 08-19-17
    Jaimie 08-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome book!!"

    This is the first full audio book that I've listened to and it exceeded my expectations. It was a mixture of action, drama, science, and comedy. It was very fun to listen to and the narrator did a great job delivering the funny lines. The science was cool to listen to and not at all boring. The language was refreshingly honest with the situations Mark and the rest of the characters went through. I laughed out loud many times while listening to this. I plan to get the book so I can read it as well. I would definitely recommend the audio book to anyone.

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    Zackery Carroll 08-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Incredible!"

    Incredible book and the audio version added a little something to the story I felt. Worth the time!

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  • David
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    11/29/16
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    "For anyone looking up"

    OK, its a book for nerds. If you enjoyed the film you will be riveted. Enough science for plausibility, enough drama to get you hooked. Well read and engaging narration by Mr Bray. Loved it.

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    "Out of this world!"

    What a fantastic audio book this is. I have listened to it 3 times now and would happily start again straight away. Brilliantly read and a remarkable story. I love this.

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    "Brilliant writing. Brilliant narration."

    The heading says it all. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Download now!

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  • Cameron
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    "Immersive and interesting"

    Great characters, great story and scientific. Three of my favorite things. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for writing an awesome book.

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  • Mommiecat
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    "Better than the film, if that's possible!"

    This book was superbly narrated, a constant reminder that the astronaut was just an unlucky guy who lucked out in the end thanks to his engineering ingenuity. The detail in his attempts to extricate himself from dire consequences was fascinating, even toreaders and the fairer sex. A bit of swearing but then he's a guy in some pretty desperate situations – I'd probably swear too.

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  • Laura
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    "Gripping and Hilarious in equal measure!!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was gripped throughout and practically holding my breath at times. Surprisingly there is so much humour! I found myself laughing out loud on packed trains on my daily commute, I really love the sarcastic humour in the writing and it was performed to a tee! Hats off for all the voices too R. C. Bray. The language gets quite technical in places but you can still follow it even if you're not a science nerd.
    I would absolutely recommend this book.

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  • Andrew
    TELFORD, United Kingdom
    11/22/16
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    "Absolutely brilliant book."

    This book was brilliant. Excellent balance between science and humour. Narrator was great, giving all characters different voices and keeping them the same throughout.

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  • Mr. CR Shone
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    11/21/16
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    "One of my all time favourites "

    I've listened to this 3 or 4 times now, an absolute must listen. Can't wait for Weir's next book.

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  • matt stewart
    11/20/16
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    "Awesome book"

    Very detailed scientifically but this only adds to the story. I'm not a sci fi fan usually but this is a story about grit and endeavour. Loved it.

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  • Julia
    11/17/16
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    "One of my favourite of all time listens."
    What made the experience of listening to The Martian the most enjoyable?

    It really captured a mans struggle, without being too overdramatic.


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is a performance that makes you lose yourself in space.


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