Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Martian (The Martian #1) by Andy Weir
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?
5 out of 5 Stars
I'm not a big fan of audiobooks, but I'm so glad that I listened to The Martian on Audible. The narrator has such a great voice. He gives every character a unique quality.
If I had to read the physical book, I'm sure I'd still enjoy it. But it would have definitely taken more time for me to complete it from start to finish.
Andy Weir does not only write about a crazy survival story, but he also goes into detail about the science. I found everything interesting. I also love how there's so much positive energy and good humor involved. Now that I'm done reading this book, I'm ready to see the movie!