Title: The Martian
Author: Andy Weir
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Fiction
Publisher: Podium Publishing
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
Apollo 13 meets Cast Away in this grippingly detailed, brilliantly ingenious man-vs-nature survival thriller, set on the surface of Mars.
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?
I have listened to many audiobooks, but none has left me in awe as The Martian by Andy Weir, narrated R.C. Bray did. I loved this audiobook so much that as soon as I finished it I called my sister and told her she and my nephew “needed” to listen to this audio. As soon as I hung up on her I went to twitter and told the twitter-verse that they “have to” listen to The Martian by Andy Weir, narrated by R.C. Bray. I also sent messages to other bloggers who I thought would love it. From them, just one “obeyed” me and listened to The Martian right away and she loved it too! Then, together we convince another one and then another and… You get the idea. The best part is that all of them have loved The Martian, even those who said they didn’t like Sci-Fi loved The Martian.
Another thing I did after finishing The Martian was research more about R.C. Bray, because OMG! He’s the best narrator ever! He is insanely good, like so good I went and bought other audiobooks just because he narrated them. That good.
I want you to jump in The Martian bandwagon, so I’m giving you five reasons why you should listen to The Martian by Andy Weir, narrated by R.C. Bray:
- You have never listened to anything similar and I don’t think you ever will. The Martian by Andy Weir is simply brilliant!
- Andy Weird gives us one of the best heroes ever!! A Space version of MacGyver, but better and funnier. Mark Watney for the win!
- Even if you think you don’t like Sci-Fi and complex math calculations you are going to love The Martian. You are even going to enjoy the math calculations. Trust me.
- R.C. Bray does an outstanding job with the narration. He is amazing! Every voice is different and unique. He is able to transmit every little nuance with his voice. Listening to The Martian was like watching a movie. Ok, whom am I kidding? It was better than watching a movie
listening to The Martian you will love it so much you will want to
gushtalk about it too with your friends, and you will convince them to listen to it, and they’ll love it too, and you will not only feel great with yourself because you recommended them a book they love, but also you will have hours of great conversation while discussing the awesomeness that is The Martian.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and get your audio and start listening to The Martian by Andy Weir, narrated by R.C. Bray now!
You can thank me later.
My Story Verdict: 5 Paws & a Purr
My Narration Verdict: 5 Paws & a Purr
My overall Verdict: 5 Paws & a Purr
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