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Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read 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 thin

Author Andy Weir

Pages 369

Publisher Broadway Books

Published Date 2015

ISBN 110190500X 9781101905005


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ian shared a tip "The book was even better than the movie"

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ian shared a tip "A terrific book. Hard science fiction at its finest"

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shemdani shared a tip "Love it!"

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Lisamorris shared a tip "A fun and engaging science fiction read"

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jess_effect shared a tip "Hilarious and very entertaining."

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Sarah.Maria shared a tip "Best as audible"

Hudson.Andrews shared a tip "Movie made me want to read this. Still planning on it."

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augusto_jose_trias shared a tip "i like"

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rebecca_mcintosh shared a tip "Fantastic"

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laura_littlefield shared a tip "It’s science heavy, but that doesn’t interfere with the storytelling. A hard thing to do, I imagine."

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jodilu shared a tip "A great book. Enough sci-fi without overwhelming, good comedy and and a lot of drama."

eric_jackson shared a tip "I have it on my bookshelf but haven't opened it yet! I'll definitely add it to my list to read soon"

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shannon_gill shared a tip "Pretty good movie"

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hanxo shared a tip "Astronaut is stuck on Mars with nothing but science and his brain to get him back to earth"

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ghostie_gal shared a tip "Don’t remember much about this movie since I watched it quite a while ago. But I do remember really liking it lol"

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mike_francis shared a tip "I agree...and Michael Pena steals almost every scene he's in"

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nathan_smith shared a tip "What a gripping book! Full of science details, but easy to follow and enjoy. Really transports you to the surface of Mars."

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jlee shared a tip "Also the scene of hacking an old computer in a vehicle was phenomena."

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jlee shared a tip "To survive - It’s a serious matter in earth as well as in mars."

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sutton_reads shared a tip "Great story that really draws you in. If profanity isn’t your thing, look for the school version."

paige_pressler shared a tip "Possibly my favorite book of all time!"

quenot shared a tip "The audio book for The Martian is well done"

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check shared a tip "Way better than the film."

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anthony_dart shared a tip "Real great!"

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rachel_grace shared a tip "Fun read and the movie follows the book to a t!"

danielle_smith_8150 shared a tip "The Help, could read it over and over and still laugh and cry."

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ivan_drago_63 shared a tip "Project Hail Mary"

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some_kiddo shared a tip "One of my favorites. 😊"

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sartorius_swift shared a tip "Love the book, better then the movie."

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saunskar_mathew shared a tip "Yup! Enjoyed the book a little more though 😊"

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bryan_taylor shared a tip "I did and I really liked both of them"

jessica_steele shared a tip "This book was so amazing I loved every page the lengths that this man went to so he could survive is just out of this world"

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scheherazade shared a tip "The book is far better than the movie, isn't that always the case? I loved the movie, and thought the book to be far superior."

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jacob_keeton shared a tip "I'm a big matt damon fan, so I really liked the movie. But enjoyed both very much."

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ryan_fortune shared a tip "Both were great but I'd have to say the book ultimately prevailed for me."

claire_winters_1002 shared a tip "one of my all time favorites"

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courtney_taylor_4754 shared a tip "Absolutely!"

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courtney_taylor_4754 shared a tip "Happy reading!"

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tony_abbott shared a tip "It was I'm gonna science the sh*t of this. (or something like that)"

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samantha_marshall_6520 shared a tip "I just started reading project hail mary"

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arriele_dooly shared a tip "Love this book! The science is based on research so it's extremely realistic. Very talented author!"

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evelyn_ayers shared a tip "10/10 hilarious, better then the movie, even better if you listen to the audio book👍"

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christena_rose shared a tip "I loved it! The book was even better! But Matt Damon killed it."

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christina_hammersmith shared a tip "I loved it!"

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kathy_baehr shared a tip "Yes!"

erika_baldassarre shared a tip "Yes I loved it actually!!!! I highly recommend"

ashley_bibliophile shared a tip "Suspenseful, witty, humorous and well researched. An excellent read!"

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lisa_marchese shared a tip "Hilarious and non stop action!"

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walter_sabine shared a tip "Yes I have seen the movie"

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nicole_palacio shared a tip "One of my favorite books, I keep going back to it."

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cressa_moran shared a tip "Yes. I do. His newest book hail Mary comes out this year and I liked it wvwn better than the Martian."

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karli_brophy shared a tip "The movie was great, but the book made me laugh out loud. ❤️"

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stacey_chimilar shared a tip "I have seen the movie. I watched the movie first actually."

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kevin_wildfong shared a tip "I really enjoyed the movie and the book is just as good, if not better!"

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troy_grandel shared a tip "Absolutely!"

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elise_durand shared a tip "This book truly blew me away!!! I still think about it, years later."

joanne_garside shared a tip "Great read. The main character has a lot of wit about him."

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Ranks84 shared a tip "A little tough to get through at first but then I couldn’t put it down."

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adalynn_thompson shared a tip "I love anything to do with space and natural disaster movies"

jessie_shu shared a tip "This book is hilarious and entertaining, and keeps you entertained and on the edge of your seat. 110 out of 100!"

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mandijerry_sturgill shared a tip "I almost couldn't put it down! Such a great read."

eric_savage shared a tip "Great science fiction and very funny at times too !"

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danielle_pugsley shared a tip "If you’re looking for something that you can’t put down, this book is it!"

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mark_rewald shared a tip "Of course. Lived it. Book was way better."

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kassidee_batson shared a tip "Yes the movie was good but the book was great."

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isabel_rondo shared a tip "Hilarious 🤣"

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ali_berezin shared a tip "So good! So so good"

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jessalyn_6674 shared a tip "Love this book! Andy weir is very accurate in his science!"

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molly_gallegos shared a tip "Read it many times"

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elizabeth_oswalt shared a tip "I LOVE this audiobook. In my head Mark looks like Matt Damon and sounds like Will Wheaton. Perfect"

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chris_quinn shared a tip "Loved this book! Very funny and full of excitement"

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kourtney_golling shared a tip "Yes I do"

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amber_ritz shared a tip "Fantastic audio book!!! Made me want to buy a physical copy after listening."

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david_l._mcphillips shared a tip "Survival Tips"

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melissa_marcantonio shared a tip "Losing Mars by Peter Cawdron, enjoying a lot of his first contact series"

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melissa_marcantonio shared a tip "Losing Mars by Peter Cawdron, enjoying a lot of his first contact series"

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cap_kaos shared a tip "This book had me laughing so much, but also at the edge of my seat!"

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samantha_paulino shared a tip "This is like putting Chuck Palahniuk on Mars with more structure. Amazing read."

jill_oughtred shared a tip "When looking through my past reads, I was reminded of ‘The Road’ . Do you like the dystopian genre?"

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marie-michle_fauteux_7708 shared a tip "It's been years since I've read it, but I remember being amazed at the potatoes and the end"

mozes_rodriguez shared a tip "Ready player two is awesome"

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gianni_tucci shared a tip "It’s a great book and keeps you at the edge of your seat."

nathan_shannon_8901 shared a tip "It really is! The movie is okay BUT the book is way better (like normal)"

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estrella_thoeni shared a tip "I don't think i do, i like too many all the same level!"

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matt_gonzales_5980 shared a tip "Right now I'm loving Night Shift by Stephen King. I also can't wait to read Andy Weir's new book as well."

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mae_rhodes shared a tip "I’m reading “The Silent Patient” right now, but The Martian was amazing!!! I want his new book."

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mary_margaret_cotti shared a tip "Absolutely! I thought this book was hilarious and you really root for the main character."

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carl_hyman shared a tip "Fantastic story and satisfying read"

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tiffani_nichole shared a tip "I couldn't put this one down!"

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pwiese2 shared a tip "Loved this book!! Surprised me that I did! Loved the movie too which follows book closely!"

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sean_reed_8332 shared a tip "Realistic sci-fi with fun characters"

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algamish_torres shared a tip "I'm loving the orphan x books right now"

wendy_larsen shared a tip "Absolutely! I really enjoyed it!!! :-)"

michael_romanenko shared a tip "I would highly recommend his new novel, Project Hail Mary, than."

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cindy_smith_8756 shared a tip "The movie was great"

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robert_powell_8017 shared a tip "It's a bit of a fun read."

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daniel_bonness shared a tip "I like the stormlight archive series by brandon sanderson"

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michael_kind_7807 shared a tip "Book is great, movie is good too but read the room first"

joe_cornelius shared a tip "I really loved The Girl With All The Gifts...not the movie...the book."

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neel_patel_1800 shared a tip "Contact and Cosmos."

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richmond_white shared a tip "It's a great book. Will Wheaton is the narrator for the Ebook. He does a great job"

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seth_hibpshman shared a tip "Good book."

da_jaffe shared a tip "Favorite book of all time"

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karyn_arnold shared a tip "I love Mark's witty sarcasm!"

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dan_lefebvre shared a tip "Dune... Dune should be on everyone's must read list."

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nicole_dowding shared a tip "Great, grounded science fiction that is exciting while still being realistic."

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chris_farmer_5305 shared a tip "Definitely, still trying to look for a book to top this this one though."

katie_570 shared a tip "The movie was fantastic"

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katlyn_gillespie shared a tip "Right now I'm reading Easy Go by Michael crichton and it's pretty good."

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jenny_cook_5874 shared a tip "I enjoyed Hail Mary even more!"

collin_dudas shared a tip "Reading Hail Mary right now"

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becky_trujillo shared a tip "I loved this book, the author kept to the science he created and it was full of laughs!"

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deborah_a_graves shared a tip "Definitely! I have to say I thouroughly enjoyed the movie also but nothing beats the book. :)"

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daniel_turner_2696 shared a tip "It seemed very plausible."

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matt_katz shared a tip "Really makes you feel like a middle aged astronaut trapped on Mars #GameReports"

stevie_rhianna_brown shared a tip "Actually, being new here, I marked these more as a "to read."🙈🙉🙊"