The Martian

by Andy Weir


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 b...

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  • Kelsey M.

    Mesa, AZ

    "So good! It was one of those books that I couldn't stop thinking about in between reading sessions."

  • Cindy A.

    Moberly, MO

    "I have loved this book from the first page. It is witty, clever and entertaining. I probably have read or listened to the audio book at least 100 times by now because you alwaysstart in the action. "

  • Alana N.

    Castro Valley, CA

    "A tour de force encompassing the sheer expanse of human will, compassion and camaraderie. A thrilling story that will have you on the edge of your seat, laughing and cheering all along the way."

  • Anna F.

    Durham, NC

    "Such an amazing read! The nerd in me loved the idea of being on another planet & the action was intense. Mark was a great character, smart with a dark sense of humor."

  • Lauren W.

    Houston, TX

    "Science and humor! loved it!"

  • Sandra W.

    Ritzville, WA

    "Thought provoking, educational, well constructed story that is a page turner. I loved it."

  • Nicole S.

    Cockeysville, MD

    "One of my favorite books. Watney's problem solving skills kept me wondering how he'd get out of each situation. A surprising, but great comedic twist to it."

  • Amber F.

    Henderson, NV

    "Human will is an amazing thing, especially when you have the smarts of a scientist and you need to survive on an uninhabitable planet. Couldn't put it down!"

  • Annie S.

    York, PA

    "I’ve read this book twice this year, it really is that good!! "

  • Mallory H.

    Homer Glen, IL

    "I heard great things and they were true!"

  • Katie K.

    Reno, NV

    "Survivalist story goes to mars.. with a lovable and hilarious protagonist! Whether or not you’ve seen the movie I recommend the book. Andy Weir has made gold. "