TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of "The Martian" take note: if all you want for Christmas is a little more Mark Watney, here's your chance!
Just in time for the holidays, Podium Publishing has released a short story audiobook about the beloved NASA botanist. Written by author Andy Weir and performed by Audie Award-winning narrator R.C. Bray, the new audiobook prequel is an intimate glance into Watney's time on Earth leading up to his mission to Mars. The bonus audio log entries are being made available for FREE and can be downloaded exclusively here.
"I wrote these additional log entries to provide insight into Watney's mindset and the camaraderie of the Ares 3 crew prior to launch," said Weir, who is currently appearing in the National Geographic docudrama "Mars" alongside other space experts such as Neil deGrasse Tyson and Elon Musk.
The audiobook of the "The Martian" novel is among the most popular digital audiobooks of all time, with a record-129,000 ratings on Audible.com, the world's largest audiobook marketplace. The audiobook won the 2015 Audie Award for best Sci-Fi audiobook. Ridley Scott's film adaptation of "The Martian" was nominated for seven Oscars, and garnered star Matt Damon a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Watney. It is a story that continues to fascinate space lovers around the planet.
"Podium Publishing wanted to do something special for the early adopters of 'The Martian,' many of whom were audiobook fans," said Greg Lawrence, co-founder and VP of Podium Publishing. "I know I'm not the only one who's been pining for more Mark Watney, so I'm thrilled we could make this special prequel audiobook available."
Download the complete bonus log entries for FREE here: http://audfans.com/the-martian
About Podium Publishing:
Podium Publishing is a Toronto-based audiobook publisher that puts creatives on the podium. Built upon the foundation of fair partnerships with authors and narrators, the company has enjoyed quick commercial and critical acclaim, with over 335 releases, numerous best-sellers, an Audie Award and five Voice Arts Awards. www.podiumpublishing.com
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SOURCE Podium Publishing