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  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (3,825 ratings)

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Artemis

By: Andy Weir
Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller - a heist story set on the moon.

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself - and that now her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.

Bringing to life Weir's brash, whip-smart protagonist is actress Rosario Dawson (Marvel's The Defenders, Sin City, Death Proof). With the breathless immediacy of one realizing they're one cracked helmet visor away from oblivion, Dawson deftly captures Jazz's first-person perspective – all while delivering sarcastic Weir-ian one-liners and cracking wise in the face of death. And with a cast of diverse characters from all walks of life calling Artemis home, Dawson tonally somersaults to voice Kenyan prime ministers, Ukrainian scientists, and Saudi welders. It's a performance that transports listeners right alongside Jazz, matching her step for step on every lunar inch of her pulse-pounding journey.

©2017 Andy Weir (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Everything you could hope for in a follow-up to The Martian: another smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won't be able to put down." (Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One)

"An exciting, whip-smart, funny thrill-ride…. one of the best science fiction novels of the year." (Booklist)

"Narrated by a kick-ass leading lady, this thriller has it all – a smart plot, laugh-out-loud funny moments, and really cool science." (Library Journal)

"[A] superior near-future thriller.... Weir leavens the hard SF with a healthy dose of humor." (Publishers Weekly)

"[Narrator Rosario] Dawson makes Jasmine sound like the lovable rogue she is.... Dawson makes listeners care about a diverse cast of characters with quirky mannerisms." (AudioFile)

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Well it's no "The Martian"

I loved The Martian. I have listened to it at least 7-8 times over the years so naturally I expected a lot from Andy.

I feel that no book was ever going to be able to follow The Martian. Will I listen to this book 7 more times....no. Probably won't ever find myself listening to it again to be honest. But I didn't dislike it.

I found 50% of the book just felt like filler. The pen pal story telling was just mostly nonsense and barely added anything to the story. It had a very predictable character arc for Jaz. But it was easy to listen to it in long spells and it was not a long book at all.

Rosario was competent at her narration, though her accents were horrible but didn't make me want to stop listening.
I look forward to Andy's next book.

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Fun Read

I enjoyed this mostly but some of the thought processes of the female main character were,... well, a male author making reference to the way the main character looked as a female from a male's perspective. Women don't really say some of the things Jazz says about herself and that took me out of the story on occasion.

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Disappointing...

Sadly a weak story and lacking respect to science.... Well read though.... A waste it could have been good

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Fantastic Follow-up

The Martian was always going to be a tough book to follow up. Artemis is well written with much of the style I loved in The Martian. The humour and technical detail are very much in the same style.

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A chore to get through

I went into this book hoping for something that could rival The Martian in terms of enjoyment and excitement, but I was severely let down by the thin plot, clunky dialogue and above all, a loathsome protagonist.
There's antiheroes and then there's dislikable and unfortunately I felt Jazz fell into the latter category. Her unnecessary quips did more to infuriate me as the reader rather than getting me on her side and I found myself getting more and more fed up as the plot developed.
Most of the dialogue between her and the (2-dimensional) supporting characters felt forced and it made me wonder if Andy Weir read any of the lines aloud while he was writing them.

Rosario Dawson's narration did not help to redeem the story and I often felt like I may have enjoyed it more if I read the physical book. She played very much into the sarcastic nature of Jazz, presenting many lines with the tone of a spoilt teenager which didn't help the character's likeability, and her accents were so far off that it made me also hate a lot of the supporting characters, purely because I got annoyed any time they spoke.

I forced myself to finish the book but was ultimately disappointed. I feel like Andy Weir built a very interesting world, but was just unable to fill it.

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big let down

the story was silly and the protagonist was frustrating and annoying. i felt the story was rushed.

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good fun

fun story, good performance, great setting. the action didn't really work that well in audiobook form

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Good enough to put you to sleep!

Plot is absolutely ridiculous, main character very unidimensional,but the worst part is the lack of any decent characters to at least support a terrible plot. Lost my time on this one!

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Good enough yarn

Lots of smart-ass banter and high jinx, but this book is missing the heart and soul that Martian delivers. I found myself unable to really connect with Jazz.

That said, a gripping read. You’ll want to find out what happens right to the very last page.

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great narrator.

great story with an excellent narrator. Thoroughly recommended. Keeps you engaged right till the very end.

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