Andy Weir's The Martian Summary & Review

  • by Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by Charles B. Burrell
  • 0 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The novel The Martian very skillfully captures the attention of science fiction lovers as well as young adults. Andy Weir's ability is showcased by the exquisite portrayal of a story woven around a person who is stranded on Mars. The story covers the hurdles faced by Mark Watney when he is deserted accidentally on the surface of Mars during a space mission. He has to utilize the limited resources available and needs to reach a place from where he can be recovered. To rescue Mark, a mission is proposed by his previous crewmates and the administration at NASA. The end of the book is positive, as it results in Mark's recovery and emphasizes the progress in humans' interplanetary future.
The book contains some content that might offend secondary listeners like teachers and parents. They might find sentences like "I'm pretty much f--ked" obscene. The same pattern is followed throughout the book, which might create a political and social environment that might obscure the book's objective. Some challenges might also be proposed against the text and, in extreme cases, banning of the book might occur. But the hype against the book cannot diminish its purpose and appeal. The text that might appear obscene to some teachers and parents is not included to promote vulgarity. It is included just to highlight a person's reactions when he faces difficulties. Any person facing the hardships that are faced by Watney may say similar sentences. In fact, bans will only promote the book, as listeners will be curious to know the reason for the ban. The text contains specific details and facts that were provided when the book was written. The text glorifies the story contained and does not encourage obscenity, as some listeners worry. The thoughts during the narration of the story flow freely, making it a good script.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-18-2016
  • Publisher: Ant Hive Media