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Artemis by Andy Weir

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Artemis Audiobook by Andy Weir is the second novel of the laurate author of The Martian and he keeps moving in the science fiction genre with a great deal of accuracy and well researched and documented information reflected in the pages of the book or in the sounds of the audiobook.

The story is set in a not so distant future on a colony established by men on the Moon. Its leading character is Jazz Bashara a kind of criminal who happens to live in Artemis, the first and only city in the whole Earth’s satellite. Life in Artemis is a difficult one for a person who can hardly end meets; the only solution to survive in this place is by having money. No tons of money, but enough to be able to buy medicines, get decent food (and not only algae) and pay your dues and, especially your debts. It would help a lot if you are an eccentric billionaire or a rich tourist, but Bashara is neither of them, so for her life is full of smuggling in the routinely contrabands taking place in the city.

Jazz is trying to pay a huge debt that has been choking her for years and, out of the blue, a great opportunity to perform the perfect crime arises. She can refuse it, but she didn’t know all the trouble this was going to bring her. Her problems start as she gets involved in an attempt to take control of Artemis with a possibility to get out of that situation at a really high risk.

And that’s just the beginning of a fast paced adventure.


Artemis Audiobook by Andy Weir is a publication that saw the light as a printed material and audiobook the same month of November 2017. The second piece of Andy Weir, whose fame was reached by the success of his first novel The Martian, is a heist story taking place on the moon’s first city Artemis. The audiobook version takes 8 hours and 59 minutes to hear completely and it is narrated by Rosario Dawson who skillfully captures Jazz’s first person perspective with a perfect provision of the author’s sarcastic one liner and outrageously clever at the moment of facing death.

When compared to his first work, Artemis falls short in comparison, but it is a fun and very plausible plot of the possibilities of leaving in the moon. And that’s what precisely critics and readers/listeners appreciate from this work, the very certain facts described about the creation of a colony in the moon. Once again, Weir has written a science fiction piece with all the science support a good story of the genre should have. But beyond the fun and the great setting of the adventure, there is nothing else you can find there.

So if you are expecting to have a good time, this is exactly the audiobook you are looking for.


What are your thoughts on the book “Artemis” by Andy Weir?

Weir perfectly captures the atmosphere of the city and its unique history through the protagonist’s monologues.

The science in the novel is extremely plausible and thoroughly researched, with some minor inaccuracies. Weir’s in-depth, but simple explanation of the construction of the city, the welding process in space, and the smelting on aluminum makes this novel a fascinating read.

The only problem with this book is that the protagonist shares many parallels with The Martian’s protagonist. Weir could have represented a poor yet skilled 26-year-old Saudi Arabian woman to a much greater depth.


  • I was hoping for a lot more from the author, especially after experiencing the sheer epicness of "The Martian". Unfortunately, "Artemis" fell short of my expectations. The main character was rather unlikable and consistently made poor decisions, which made it difficult for me to fully immerse myself in the adventure. Additionally, I couldn't help but feel that the overarching narrative was lacking in some way.
  • I can't even begin to tell you how many books I purchase and give up on after just one or two hours of listening. They end up collecting dust and I never feel compelled to return to them. However, 'Artemis' was a completely different story. It was the kind of book that had me eagerly waiting for any chance to press play again. Usually, I'm not too keen on space or science fiction genres, unless it's something along the lines of a Stephen King masterpiece. But trust me, 'Artemis' is an exceptional read that will captivate any lover of fiction.
  • In contrast to the seamless originality and enthusiasm of The Martian, 'Artemis' falls short with its unlikable portrayal of cultural groups and lackluster storyline. While the science is believable, there is little else to justify investing one's intelligence in these poorly developed characters and shallow plot. The narrator does an exceptional job and is the only saving grace that injects some life into this chaotic mess.
  • Being nostalgic is not a bad thing, and it's important to appreciate what we loved about something in the first place. However, sometimes when one tries too hard, the result can be a disappointment that falls short of the original. Andy Weir is riding the wave of success from "The Martian," but that doesn't necessarily mean that this book is of the same quality. At best, it's a quick and fresh read or listen, but it's not the kind of story you'll want to revisit multiple times. As for Rosario Dawson's narration, she shows promise like other celebrity narrators such as Wheaton. However, it's clear that she lacks the experience and finesse of professional narrators, as she occasionally stumbles with awkward sentence endings and slips out of character.
  • I decided to take a leap of faith and pre-order "Artemis" without any recommendations, solely based on my love for "The Martian." Just like its predecessor, "Artemis" is written in first person, giving us an insight into the life of Jazz, a young, witty, and somewhat underachieving woman who resides on the moon and earns some extra cash through smuggling. However, her aspirations to become involved in more significant criminal activities end up entangling her with organized crime. One aspect I truly appreciated about the book was Weir's realistic depiction of a future moon settlement, complete with detailed scientific explanations. Unfortunately, my enjoyment was hindered by the fact that Jazz, the main character, failed to captivate my interest or evoke any sympathy. Consequently, I found it difficult to invest in whether or not Jazz succeeded in her criminal endeavors. Furthermore, her use of science for illegal activities and evasion paled in comparison to the captivating utilization of science in "The Martian." The first person narrative grew monotonous, and I often struggled to stay engaged with the intricate details of the crime and subsequent mystery. I couldn't help but wonder if Andy Weir, like Harper Lee, had only one extraordinary story to tell. Although I did appreciate the clever humor sprinkled throughout the novel, it wasn't enough to maintain my interest in an otherwise lackluster plot. However, I must mention that the audiobook's narrator was exceptional, which was the highlight of this experience.
  • Rosario Dawson's performance in 'Artemis' is absolutely mind-blowing! The story is truly amazing, filled with compelling characters and an engaging plot that keeps you hooked from start to finish. This audiobook is definitely a modern masterpiece that everyone should experience. Plus, I'm so glad I had the opportunity to listen to it before the movie adaptation comes out.
  • Can you believe it? This story takes place on a moon base in the 2070s, and yet there's no mention of robots or AI. Instead, they have convenience store cashiers and welding guilds. And get this, there's even a Brazilian cartel called O Palácio and a mob scientist from Manaus. As a Brazilian myself, I have to say this is the silliest thing I've ever come across. The author clearly didn't bother doing any research about Brazil, resulting in a lackluster portrayal. The plot is weak, the characters are outdated stereotypes - we've got The Barman, The Cop, The Nerd, The Strict Father, and even The Evil Assassin. And don't even get me started on the contrabandists, it's just too much. I've decided to return this book. I wish I could get back the hours I wasted listening to it.
  • Starting off, I have to mention that The Martian is hands down one of my all-time favorite books. Naturally, I had high hopes for Artemis, although I didn't expect it to surpass its predecessor. Unfortunately, Artemis fell short of my expectations, leaving me disappointed. The character development was lacking, and the plot failed to impress. Honestly, I found myself apathetic towards the fate of the characters, which is never a good sign. The entire book felt lackadaisical, lacking the meticulous attention to detail that made The Martian so remarkable. It's almost as if a different person wrote it, because the two novels are worlds apart in terms of quality. If you're considering buying this book solely because of your love for The Martian, my advice would be to give it a pass. There are far superior science fiction novels out there waiting to be explored.
  • I had high hopes for this book, especially with a woman of color as the main character in a captivating sci-fi story. However, I was disappointed by the weak dialogue and the shallow, sometimes cringe-worthy stereotypes portrayed by the characters. I was also intrigued by the concept of a moon heist, but unfortunately, Weir didn't meet my expectations this time. While the action was engaging, I couldn't fully invest myself in the story because the characters were poorly developed. The narration fell short as well. It's a challenge to accurately portray various accents and make mundane dialogue captivating, but there are plenty of skilled audiobook narrators who excel in this aspect.
  • When Andy Weir released "The Martian," Mark Watney instantly became one of the most captivating protagonists in literature. Watney's intelligence, humor, resilience, and adaptability allowed him to survive being stranded on Mars, resulting in the book becoming a bestseller and inspiring a blockbuster movie. So, how does Weir top that? Well, he does it quite effectively in his upcoming novel, "Artemis." In "Artemis," the main character, Jazz Bashara, shares several similarities with Mark Watney. She is smart, funny, adaptable, and determined to achieve her dream of becoming independently wealthy. However, unlike Watney who had multiple degrees and a well-educated background, Jazz is entirely self-taught. She does things her own way, bucking against authority and her father's expectations. Personally, I adore Jazz. She is a brilliant and strong young woman, born in Saudi Arabia but considering the moon her true home since childhood. Weir takes us to a future where a lunar community exists, and he skillfully explains how this moon colony came into being and is owned by a consortium from Kenya. The way Weir portrays this world is incredibly believable, and the technology he envisions seems just within reach. The heart of the story revolves around Jazz's quest to escape poverty and move up in society. While "Artemis" is set on the moon, it also confronts various earthly issues. There are economic disparities, smuggling due to the exorbitant cost of shipping to the moon, and a prevalent criminal element. Additionally, the constant danger that the lunar residents face is unimaginable to those living on Earth. For instance, if a wall is blown out on the moon, everyone in that dome dies instantly due to the lack of air. Jazz navigates through all these challenges remarkably well, considering she only has a high school education and is in her twenties. Jazz's greatest strength is herself. She exudes confidence in her abilities and fearlessly tackles any task that brings her closer to her dreams. Even when she embarks on a monumental job that could change her life within a day, she knows the risks and potential dangers involved. In this lunar setting, plans often go awry, and Jazz finds herself not only fighting for her own life but also for the survival of Artemis and its inhabitants. Narrator Rosario Dawson does an exceptional job bringing "Artemis" to life. I started listening to the audiobook early in the morning and was completely engrossed throughout the day as I went about my daily tasks. Dawson's narration held my attention so completely that I listened to the entire story in one sitting, with only short breaks. Her performance truly is fantastic. I absolutely loved "Artemis." As someone without an extensive education and minimal scientific knowledge, I found Weir's ability to make complex science understandable truly remarkable. Having been born during the Apollo era, I have always been captivated by space exploration. I sincerely hope that Weir continues to entertain and educate me about the exciting possibilities of space exploration that my generation may witness. For me, "Artemis" deserves a glowing five-star rating.