Friday, June 4, 2021

Project Hail Mary

 Project Hail Mary

Author: Andy Weir

Narrator: Ray Porter

Publisher: Audible Studios

Year: 2021

An astronaut wakes up in a space ship with two dead crew members & no idea of who he is or what he’s doing there. This is the guy that’s supposed to save humanity? 

I’m not much of a sci fi reader, but Andy Weir’s The Martian is a one of my favorites (both the book and the movie). It’s the perfect mix of great main character, survival/adventure, humor, and just enough science to make it believable, but not enough to overwhelm.  Weir’s latest book finds that magic mix again. 

Middle school science teacher & former scientist Ryland Grace is on a desperate mission to save humanity. As his memories return, we discover what the mission is about & how he came to be on the ship. As Grace tries to figure out how to complete his mission, he discovers another interstellar traveler on a similar mission. I want Rocky to be my new BFF. 

I’ve read some reviews that knock this book for being a little too science heavy. I didn’t have a problem with it. The science fits and advances the story. Narrator @the.ray.porter is fantastic and really brings the story to life. If you’re not sure you want to read this because it’s too science heavy, then listen to the audiobook. Porter makes the science palatable and the audio adds an extra layer to Rocky. 

I know this is going to be one of my top 10 books of the year. And I’m already looking forward to the movie. 

What’s the last book you read that you just knew it was going to be one of your favorites for the year? 

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