The Best Botanist on Mars

THE MARTIAN
Andy Weir, narrated by RC Bray
First Published 2011 (Self Published), Audio Version: Podium Publishing March 2013

The MartianI had a google fail recently and thought that The Martian the movie was being released in Australian cinemas in November—and so with this review would be giving you all a good lead time to read the book The Martian before watching the movie. Turns out the Australian release date is actually October 1st, so there goes that plan.

Well, you still have two days to cram in listening (or reading) Andy Weir’s novel The Martian before the movie based on Weir’s book, and starring Matt Damon, comes out on Thursday. The audiobook is a little under 11 hours, so it will be a bit of a push, but doable—especially once you get sucked into the life or death struggle of our Astronaut hero, Mark Watney, stranded alone on Mars. Continue reading

Comrades at Odds

COMRADES AT ODDS: A TALE FROM THE LEGEND OF DRIZZTdri

Ice-T (narrator; Audible Studios, August 2014, ASIN: B00MN1NAYC)

Ice-T is a creative force that I’ve enjoyed throughout all his endeavors. Drizzt is a fictional character that I’ve enjoyed throughout his existence. So when I first learned of Ice-T’s narration of a chapter from “A Tale from The Legend of Drizzt” on his podcast, I was excited. But the realist in me prepared to enjoy the product not as advertised.

As a tale, Comrades at Odds is more than serviceable. It deals with the titular’s character’s guilt in dealing with the  Continue reading

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