Audiobook, Book Review, Books

The Martian – Andy Weir

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 plain-old “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?

So I listened to this book on audiobook it was my first audiobook ever and I really enjoyed the audiobook. Although I did take a year to finish this audiobook I think I started it about four times and had to start many chapters again. Lesson learnt to listen to it when you’re super sleepy and about to go to bed because you will fall asleep and then you’ll have to rewind.

The narrator was really funny and I loved that he brought Mark Watney to life. I didn’t understand any of the science that was happening in this book, which I know that if I had read the book I wouldn’t have enjoyed it, because I wouldn’t have understood any of the science that they were talking about. With the audiobook everything to do with the science went over my head and I didn’t really notice.

This book had many comedic moments in it and many times I found myself chuckling at it quite a few times. I loved that although it was high pressured situation of being stuck in Mars that there was some light hearted moments.

It was very repetitive at times with the constant of growing stuff to try and survive, the chapters became really easy to just breeze through and read.

I don’t really remember any of the other characters that appeared in this book, although I the earth scenes did start to become more interesting through I got really frustrated at times with the earth crew. But I did think some of their scenes were hilarious!

Overall the story was okay, I don’t think I would have been able to read this in book form so I’m glad I read it in the audiobook and I would really recommend it!

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