Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Martian

Author:  Andy Weir
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Podium Publishing
Narrator:  R. C. Bray

Goodreads Summary:
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first man to die there.
It started with the dust storm that holed his suit and nearly killed him, and that forced his crew to leave him behind, sure he was already dead. Now he's stranded millions of miles from the nearest human being, with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his food would be gone years before a rescue mission could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to get 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. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Wow! What a surprise! I was hooked on the first chapter. I fell for Mark Watney and couldn't imagine him not making it home. I loved his ingenuity in coming up with solutions to problems. But most of all, I loved the humor and sarcasm. This book abounded with it and that made it totally entertaining and evened out the seriousness of the situation perfectly.  The narrator was perfect for this book. I could easily see myself listening to this book more than once. I have definitely been recommending it to everyone.


Post a Comment