Artemis by Andy Weir came out at the end of last year and as a big fan of the Martian I decided to grab the Audible version, which is arguably the best way to consume fiction, and after finishing it I wanted to share my thoughts.
First, the narrator, Rosario Dawson, was brilliant. I loved her in the Luke Cage and Iron Fist shows and she didn’t disappoint with this book. However, outside of her, I was really let down by this book.
Everything was way too convenient for the main character, Jazz Bashara, and the teenage sexual humor annoyed me. This book was very different from the Martian and I’m sure by piggybacking on the success of that book this one will be made into a movie, but I’m hoping this was just a sophomore slump for Andy Weir and he’ll be back on his game for the next one.
If you haven’t tried an Audible book before you can get two free Audiobooks through their current promotion. I’d recommend getting a different book for first though.