Project Hail Mary; Andy Weir
Ballantine Books and Brilliance Audio - 2021
(audio narrator - Ray Porter - fantastic)
I put this book on the back burner for a while even though I enjoyed The Martian by Andy Weir. It's just that SF is generally not my thing. After several rave reviews from fellow bloggers, I decide to try a combo (eBook/audio) and I was so glad I did.
Ryland Grace is a junior high science teacher, concerned about the Earth's dropping temperatures possibly leading to another ice age. One day he wakes up on a space ship light years away and naked as well except for some breathing apparatus and lots of connected tubes and cameras watching him. He eventually finds out that he is the sole survivor of a suicide mission and how all that came to be.
There is a character, well okay an alien life form, named Rocky that add so much interest and made for some fun as well as touching moments between he and Ryland. Learning what actually happened through flashbacks worked so well. I loved the audio narration but, was glad I had the eBook as well so I could gloss over some of the scientific and math components which bored me a bit. There was a good amount of funny dialogue which I especially enjoyed. If you'd like to try something different be sure to check this one out. I sure hope the movie is in the works as, I enjoyed The Martian by Andy Weir which I read/reviewed in 2015 - the movie was great as well
Rating - 4.5/5 stars
NOTE: The eBook download was sent to me by the publisher at no cost and the audio book was borrowed from my public library.