Artemis by Andy Weir

I loved The Martian – it was one of my favorite books of 2012. Captivating, funny and just unique. So, when the author released Artemis I was ecstatic. But soon after, it all started to go south. As soon as the first reviews came in, it spelled it out for me. Artemis wasn’t anything close to The Martian.


ARTEMIS

by Andy Weir

(Standalone)

8 hours and 57 minutes
Hardcover, 305 pages
Published November 14th 2017

Artemis – Andy Weir


Artemis – Andy Weir

CORINA’S REVIEW

AUDIOBOOK

 

So, this is a lengthy intro, but it deserves to be mentioned.

I loved The Martian – it was one of my favorite books of 2012. Captivating, funny and just unique. So, when the author released Artemis I was ecstatic.

But soon after, it all started to go south. As soon as the first reviews came in, it spelled it out for me. Artemis wasn’t anything close to The Martian. So I waited, and waited. Hoping I would eventually feel like picking it up. But not even the audiobook could make a difference.

So, fast forward to August 2019. It’s now almost two years after release day, I’m in a kind of reading slump, and fed up with all the audiobooks I’ve been DNFing, I finally thought why not pick up Artemis again. It can’t be any worse than all the other audiobooks I DNFed.

And to my surprise, I really enjoyed it.


Now, this being my second try, I finally was in the right mindset to appreciate the story, characters and the author’s fantastic way of combining facts with fiction.

Artemis is set on the Moon and as in The Martin, the author combined fiction with fact, and delivered a spellbinding story about life on the Moon.

Throughout the entire novel, it was easy to imagine the author’s depiction of living on the Moon. This could be reality one day. It might actually be possible. I mean having a community on the Moon, and not just a one-way ticket to a planet too far away to ever come back again. An established kind of industry that wouldn’t be possible to have anywhere on Earth. And a small, diverse and international community. I thought it was interesting that the Luna community on Artemis wasn’t bigger than 2000 inhabitants. Which makes much more sense than a metropolis of millions.

Some of the facts the author used in this book went way over my head, but I still enjoyed the way narrator Jazz Bashara, Artemis’s smuggler extraordinaire, figured it all out. She was one smart woman.

Most of the characters in this novel were fantastically diverse, distinct, intriguing, and entertaining. I especially loved Jazz’s email communication with her best friend on earth, which also explained a major plot arc in a really unique way.

At the same time the action really brought this book together. Jazz has the opposite of a boring live. Working on the side of illegal, she is always aware that one wrong step can destroy it all. And even though not all of her ideas work out, she can certainly think on her feet.

So, even though some parts of the book were too technical for me, the rest was utterly entertaining. All in all a great audiobook, and for everyone who loves sci-fi this book is definitely one to consider.

 


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Artemis – Andy Weir

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Artemis - Andy WeirJazz 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.

 


MEET THE AUTHOR

ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, THE MARTIAN, allowed him to live out his dream of writing fulltime. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. Andy also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California. Andy’s next book, ARTEMIS, is available now.

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Artemis – Andy Weir

About corina

I’m a blogger, photographer, and unapologetic book addict. I love strong female characters, major jerks, and Happily Ever Afters.

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