The Martian Audiobook Free by Andy Weir
The Martian Audiobook is a 2011 science-fiction book written by Andy Weir. It was his debut novel under his own name. It was originally self-published in 2011; Crown Publishing purchased the rights and re-released it in 2014.
The Martian Audiobook free follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars in the year 2035 and must improvise in order to survive. The Martian, a film adaptation directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, was released in October 2015.
Long before the movie, listeners were first introduced to astronaut Mark Watney in an audiobook – and he remains the most fascinating person you’ve never met. He tells you how he made it back from Mars as though he’s leaning back on a chair at your kitchen table. Feet up, rough around the edges. But no worse for wear.
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Watney finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get the word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
But as Mark will tell you, 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.
Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills – and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit – Mark steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next.
R.C. Bray is brilliant in Andy Weir – The Martian Audiobook, inhabiting Watney’s done-that voice so truthfully, you’ll swear there’s been a man on Mars. But wait, has there?
ANDY WEIR was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian Mp3 is his first novel.
This is my first time listening to RC Bray narrate, and he does one hell of a good job. Bray does what you want from a first-person narrator, he totally becomes the character. Bray channels Mark Watney, bringing him alive with all his faults and foibles, delivering his lines with a killer wit and impeccable timing.
Bray had me laughing out loud with his delivery of some of Watney’s many one-liners, nitpicking Aquaman’s skills or praising the miracle that is duct tape. Except for one strange pronunciation of the acronym “ASCII” he delivered the use of technobabble wonderfully, giving it a rhythmic feel that integrated Watney’s personal dictionary with established technical terms. Bray also handled a diverse cast well, giving them just enough of a little spin to keep them interested.
The Martian Audiobook Streaming Online is an audiobook you should totally listen to. I mean, really. Listen to it. Since the book has been picked up by Random House there is no print version available right now, but the audio is very, very good. If you are in any way interested in NASA and space travel, and if you are not, I don’t want to know, then really, give this one a go. You are guaranteed 10 hours of good listening.
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The martian Audiobook by Andy Weir is probably my biggest surprise awesome audiobook this year. If you like realistic space travel tales, with cursing, 70’s pop culture references, laugh out loud one-liners and plenty of fascinating creative science and engineering problem solving, download this sucker now. It’s really good.