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The Martian

A brand-new production of Andy Weir's modern sci-fi classic, narrated by the incomparable Wil Wheaton, and featuring bonus content from the writings of Mark Watney.

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?

Wil Wheaton, who has lent his voice to sci-fi blockbusters like Ready Player One and Redshirts, breathes new life (and plenty of sarcasm) into the iconic character of Mark Watney, making this edition a must-listen for both longtime fans of The Martian and new listeners alike.

BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes the following extras:

  • "Diary of an AssCan" - Mark Watney, new astronaut
  • "I Made It " - A happy letter to Mom
  • "Car Trouble" - A somewhat sad letter to Mom
  • "The Earthling" - A postscript. *Available for the first time in this recording

by Caroline

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 3:02pm

If you’re looking for something a little more on the fiction-escapism route, I would definitely recommend The Martian by Andy Weir. The themes of hope and perseverance in a state of extreme isolation make for a suspenseful read, as well as helpful inspiration for dealing with our current situation. Not to mention it’s full of interesting survival science… and space! Who doesn’t love that?

From Connection & Reflection: Advice for an Upended World

ISBN: 9781713506966

ISBN-10: 9781713506966

Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance

Publication Date: 03/10/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/10/2020 - 12:00am

Language: English


Science Fiction - Action & Adventure

Science Fiction - Hard Science Fiction

Thrillers - Suspense

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