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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.

Critiques

"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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  • Ruth Nielsen
  • 27/11/2017

The opposite of the Martian...

One of the things I really enjoyed about the Martian was a main character who dealt brilliantly with unfortunate circumstances that were caused by forces out of his control. By contrast- Jaz - the main character in Artemis- is totally responsible for one mess after another. Artemis is a story about a supposedly smart person who consistently make very stupid decisions. Jaz attempts to solve each of her problems (which she largely creates) by creating situations that are worse...and each disaster is worse than the last. She’s a liar and a thief - and while she’s very creative in her solutions she is a destructive force in her own life. Not a fan. I listened to Artemis because I enjoyed the Martian so much. If I had listened to Artemis first I doubt I would have picked anything by the same author.

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  • will
  • 18/11/2017

A ferrari with no motor

On the outside, everything about this audio book looks good. The much anticipated sophomoric novel from breakout sci-fi author Andy Weir read by Rosario Dawson is a great preface in itself. Add to it the promise of the first moon colony, some corporate espionage, a lone wolf heroine saboteur and the possibilities are endless. Then it just sits there. And all the aspects that could make it great are that much more annoying. Dawson does a fantastic job narrating. The problem is the characters have no depth, the storyline is swiss cheese and the dialogue is juvenile to an infuriating level. The protagonist delivers wannabe witty sarcasm endlessly and has hardly any likable moments. Humor falls flat at every attempt and there are many, many attempts. Very disappointing. The science is interesting but that can only go so far. If you're looking for the best sci-fi and you haven't done it yet, check out The Expanse series.

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  • Anthony
  • 19/11/2017

A Book I Truly Wanted to Love

Andy Weir has shown once again he is a master at researching and building a truly amazing sci-fi universe. Unfortunately, his dialogue is juvenile and his story boring. Scientific details aside, the book read like a pre-teen thriller. The characters were all one dimensional and dialogue was appallingly simple. The story was boring at best and read more like a screen play than a rich, deep, and enthralling book.

I honestly wanted to love this book. There is a lot of good substance here, and I hope Andy finds the time to take everything he’s learning to write a book to truly remember. For now, it looks like all we’ll get is a book perfectly suited for a 90 minute movie.

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  • Paul Z
  • 19/11/2017

Formulaic

The Martian was a book while reading you thought this will make a great movie some day, Artemis on the other hand feels like it was written for todays movie audiences as a forethought.

With a great concept, Weir falls short with his heroine, he shows us plenty at how technically astute he is but not so at writing from a woman's perspective, which made the protagonists development weak, leaving less empathy for her actions. The overly ambitious plot has too many holes in it to make Artemis more than just ordinary and to me it had a chance to redeem itself but Weir opted for more of a hollywood ending.

Rosario Dawson has a wide range and delivers a solid performance but the stereotypical accents of some of the characters does not seem accurate for people living in the most diverse city ever.

Artemis just tries too hard not to be The Martian and ends up becoming more like Die Hard on the Moon .

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  • Roey Benamotz
  • 29/11/2017

Really wanted to like this

This has all the right ingredients. Written by Andy Weir, read by Rosario Dawson - what can go wrong?
A lot apparently.
The book is bad. Weak story, awful main character and the science feels artificially placed. It’s good science but it does not drive the plot nor it is very interesting.

As for the performance - I am conflicted. Something was not working. Rosario has great voice, good accents, and the production is very well done. But the overall result is bad. I just don’t know if it’s because Rosario is missing something or just the bad story and awful main character comes to life through her voice and projecting on the performance.

I am still very hopeful and Weir’s next book. The Martian was great and I very hopeful this book is a temporary setback.

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  • M. Charles
  • 17/11/2017

Entertaining; Fun Moon Adventure; Not the Martian

Based on the reviews I've seen, I would suggest listening to this BEFORE the Martian, otherwise, you might be somewhat disappointed with Artemis. If you have read the Martian, I would suggest dialing back your expectations for this one and just try to enjoy it versus comparing it to another one of Weir's books. Sure Weir is very talented - but this isn't Martian 2 - there is going to be some variations on characters, plot, etc. Not every book by an author is going to be spun gold perfection. And it is hard to follow up the success of something like the Martian.

For one, you are not going to be nearly as sympathetic to our protagonist, Jazz, as she is not a stranded scientist struggling to survive until help arrives. Jazz is an under-achieving smuggler hustling her wares within a tiny community of 'loonies' (don't call them that they hate it) colonizing the moon in a cluster of acclimatized spheres [Artemis]. She's lived there nearly her entire life, has a few interesting social connections, and is laboring in near-poverty in hopes of paying off a debt/righting a wrong that has her and her father on the outs.

There is a lot of science, moon, and some space travel stuff to geek out about - much of it sounds rather plausible. But I didn't nitpick, I just tried my best to enjoy the book.

Some bark about the idea of the producers hiring a famous voice to narrate the book when there are plenty of extremely talented voice-actors who could have done a 'better' job. Sure, I agree there are plenty of very talented people who could have read this - they could have treated it like an audio drama and hired a full-cast. Regardless, I think Dawson captured Jazz's brash, rude personality rather well. The other characters, at times, did blur a little, but her overall performance was listen-worthy.

I enjoyed this book. I hope you do too.

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  • kjcoop
  • 18/12/2017

Flat, far fetched, unnecessarily obscene

I was at first intrigued by the story, and then as it progressed, incredibly disappointed. The story lacked the degree of detail that I had hoped for and seemed to meander without a thought over loose explanations and wild happenstance. The plot was unimaginative and far fetched, particularly in its resolution of the main characters’ conflict. The story included unnecessary obscenity and failed to develop meaningful character profiles. Not a big fan of this one.

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  • Robert
  • 20/11/2017

I was surprised at how mediocre this was

I became a huge Andy Weir fan when I read "The Martian" and later the short 6 minute story called "The Egg". I was so excited for this new Andy Weir book. The first 3 hours I hated it. It was boring, and nothing was done to bring the reader into the characters, especially the main protagonist. After that, the book picked up the pace. It's a short book, so throw out the first 3 hours and it's really short. However, it still amounted to nothing more than an average sci fi story. Had this been my first Andy Weir book, I would have never read another. The reader was good, but her inflections of the main character's voice would not have been the choice my mind would have gone to if I had read this instead of listening. Some of the time she had this so called street smart girl sounding like a dumb valley girl. I could not get into this one. Not at all.

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  • Keren
  • 04/12/2017

Follow up to The Martian does not disappoint!

What can I say? Andy Weir is now officially the newest addition to my favorite authors list. Excellent performance by Dawson as well! Engaging, suspenseful, great science fiction, characters, and dialog.

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  • Robert Forehand
  • 20/11/2017

Much like Cline's Armada, Weir Struggles here

There's really nothing wrong with being nostalgic, nor the qualities that made us love something in the first place. With that said, sometimes one can try too hard, leaving them with something that fails to live up to, or come anywhere close to the original.

Andy Weir is going to do well with this book based solely upon the success of The Martian, but don't confuse those numbers with actual quality of this book. At best, it's a quick read (or listen) of something new, but it's not going to be something that you want to experience more than once.

As to Rosario Dawson’s narration… Much like Wheaton (and other celeb narrators) she shows a lot of promise, but is clearly not experienced enough to have the nuances of the job in hand (awkward sentence endings, slipping out of character, etc..) that the professionals have down pat.

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  • Stefanie
  • 26/11/2017

etwas enttäuscht

Ich bin ein absoluter Fan von "the martian" und hatte daher hohe Erwartungen. Leider wurde ich etwas enttäuscht. Die Geschichte arbeitet mit vielen Klischees, das Ende war voraus zu sehen. Die Sprecherin ist aber absolut fantastisch. fazit: nette Geschichte, aber kein "muss"...

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  • Meierkurt
  • 05/12/2017

good & fun SciFi Thriller - but not 'The Moonette'

I almost listened to the Audiobook in one go, that is how much I enjoyed both the story and Rosario Dawson as Speaker.
I love the basic idea, the book is funny and extremely thrilling until the very end. Granted, at some point the jokes of the main character Jazz tend to become a bit annoying, but it's still well within my tolerance level.
The one real crime this (audio-)book is guilty of is: not being 'The Martian'. Because logically that is what people are comparing it to. And specifically those who loved the Weir's 1st book seem to have a hard time liking this one.
Weir's 1st book was exceptional. Artemis is certainly not as ground-breaking but that doesn't make it bad.
In short, if you loved the Martian, don't think of Artemis as 'Martian II'. Don't event think of it as Weir's 2nd book. Instead, image it was written by another author like e.g. Michael Crichton and ask yourself how that would change your expectation. If you do that and judge the book on its own, I'm pretty sure you will enjoy Artemis!

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 02/12/2017

Best female narrator I have heard so far

Great entertainment, read with a fantastic voice. Rosario Dawson’s performance is wonderful - hope to hear more books by her.

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  • Luis
  • 07/02/2018

Great Popcorn Science Fiction

It's refreshing to see a resurgence of true science fiction stories - meaning stories that actually somewhat science-based. This book is good example: informative but not boring; simplified without being stupid. Great Performance also.

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  • Daniel Höllisch
  • Bayern
  • 18/12/2017

Awesome stuff

Really awesome story. Well done second book. Looking forward to the sequel. Go ahead an buy the book!

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  • Martin K.
  • 05/12/2017

Awesome mix of weir and dawson

All the Stars to one of the best main characters in a long while.
Rosario Dawson brings a flawed and likeable Jazmin to the ear, together with the POV style really put me on the moon.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Marius
  • 20/09/2018

Quite good performance, however, very naive story.

The book describes a lot of interesting technical details, unfortunately this quickly stops being of any interest because of stupendously underwhelming story.

  • Global
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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 17/09/2018

Great Scy(Fi) story and an awesome voice!

Both, the story and the reader made it very easy to be captivated by this audiobook! thanks for the entertaining time I had with it!

  • Global
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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 30/08/2018

Great Story!

loved it, plowed though it in no time unfortunatly. wish there was more. start working Andy!!

  • Global
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  • Norger
  • Norway
  • 22/08/2018

Really nice written, nice characters, nice story.

It is kind of a blend between Larry Nivens stories and Craig Alonssons Expeditionary Force. I will check more titles of the author.