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The Martian

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  • Author: Andy Weir
  • Publish Date: 2014-02-11
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    Reviews/Comments On The Martian


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Jarno
    2013-09-23 03:27:15

    The Martian is an outstanding hard-scifi story: about an astronaut stranded on Mars, left behind after a disastrous landing attempt left the rest of the crew thinking that the protagonist had died.

    Fortunately, along with the not-so-dead astronaut, left behind in the hastily aborted mission was much of the equipment the expedition intended to use on the surface. And of course there were the old landers to be found on the surface of Mars, if only one could get there...

    The story centers around the problems faced by the lone astronaut in first surviving, then getting the message through to Earth that he's still alive and kicking, and then surviving somehow, long enough for a rescue mission.

    The writing is excellent, and the protagonist has a dry sense of humor about his predicament, and is determined to survive... somehow.

    I "read" this book as an audio book (from Audible), and the narration by R.C. Bray was spot on.

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    By: Anonymous
    2015-04-05 11:10:20

    Best sci fi book ever.
    MaCGyver on Mars.
    Actually exercises one's astronomy, chemistry, math, computer science, and botany knowledge. Real science and an absolutely captivating survival story.

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    RE: The Martian
    By: Anonymous
    2016-04-28 04:05:46

    love this book

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    RE: The Martian
    By: Anonymous
    2016-08-19 09:03:01

    The Martian is NOT about the first trip to Mars. As I recall it was the third Mars mission, Ares III.

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    RE: The Martian
    By: [email protected]
    2016-09-21 04:36:58

    I haven't read the book, but the movie was so full of....holes, it couldn't hold water, let alone my belief. A botanist who doesn't save seeds or cuttings? Come on! farmers from a thousand years ago did it as a matter of course. and there was the stupidity of doors that don't open inward on a spaceship...but that's common in science fiction films

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    RE: The Martian
    By: Anonymous
    2016-12-14 06:54:03

    One of the most enjoyable books I have read.
    It's about a continuous problem solving situation, fast paced and without a single boring page inside.
    Stay away from the crappy movie though.

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