Author: Andy Weir
Genre: Sci-Fi, Standalone
Personal Rating: 3.5/5 (good)
Format/Narrator: Audiobook/R.C. Bray
Yearly Count: 19
The botanist/engineer member of the Mars mission, Mark Watney, gets stranded on the planet after a dust storm.
I think I'm the only person on this planet that doesn't think this book is out of this world. :( I almost gave up after the first 30 minutes or so, but knew there had to be something more coming (because of all the hype), so I made myself continue on. One of the greatest adjustments I had to make was to listen differently. I did not need to follow every ounce or degree or whatever else he was trying to figure out. The details didn't matter. Thank goodness, because there were billions of them!!!
In general, I liked the basic storyline, but overall, it was just "good." Mark and his quips saved the day.
Thoughts of Joy