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Publisher's Summary

Collected for the first time anywhere, the nine tales in The Egg and Other Stories highlight Andy Weir's trademark wit and unexpected twists. For the few who have yet to experience The Martian, it's a perfect appetizer. For passionate Weir fans, it's a delicious dessert.

Stories included in this audio-exclusive collection are:

  • "Access"
  • "Antihypoxiant"
  • "Annie's Day"
  • "The Real Deal"
  • "Bored World"
  • "The Midtown Butcher"
  • "Meeting Sarah"
  • "The Chef"
  • "The Egg"
©2017 Andy Weir (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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great short stories.

Exceptionally good. The chef was my favorite although they are all great. I hope he writes more!

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One mind f#$k after another. in a good way.

reminiscent of some Philip k dick short stories, and worth a a re-listen. you get more out of it the second time

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let down

I guess I was expecting the same amazing author as The Martian... I was disappointed.

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Instinct isn't always right

Sure glad I gave it a second listen. The first time, I was distracted and as a result, underwhelmed. Second time around, I paid attention and woohoo! Twists everywhere and trust me, you know NOTHING for certain. Definitely recommend

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Loved every story

I loved every story. None of them were groundbreaking, but it was very entertaining and I enjoyed every minute.

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Good selection of short stories

Interesting and entertaining from an imaginative author. Becoming a Andy Weir fan. Do listen and enjoy.

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Hit or Miss Situation

Some stories are really fun and good. Others are… a male fantasy or just uncomfortable (see chapter 3). Overall I would recommend it for fans of Weir’s work.

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A Nice set of Short Stories

Good stories and narration.
Minor bugs in narration audio at one or two points.
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Excellent road-trip read.

enjoyed thoroughly. stories with twists and turns; short clever vignettes. The author has brilliant linguistic timing!

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Expect the Unexpected!

Weir's imagination goes in weird & wonderful directions. I enjoyed this collection of short stories immensely.

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  • Chantal Noordeloos
  • 2020-09-23

Pretty decent collection

I enjoyed most of the stories and didn’t dislike any of them. Some had some very interesting surprises

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  • Jason
  • 2017-12-06

Excellent short stories

The performances are something you can't really describe. The writing and performance continue to be great, as they were with Artemis. I found myself listening to chapters again it was so engrossing.

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  • James House
  • 2018-08-24

brilliant

Andy Weir is absolutely brilliant I am profoundly shocked by his intellect and storytelling capabilities!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-13

Twisty storries

I liked the short novelles. All a bit different, all a bit same, they make you think, they make you feel. Sad that it is short

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  • Vanessa Swenson
  • 2020-04-02

Ehh, not his best

I'm not exactly great at guessing plot twists, but these stories weren't exactly tricky, or very enjoyable. If you try too hard to be tricky, you end up with groans. I was bummed, but not everything can be Martian great.

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  • John Davidson
  • 2018-08-27

Sharpening his craft

I was interested in this to see how Weir has developed, and it's plain he has developed a lot. The stories here are simplistic, and most read like shaggy dog stories, with a twist end that is either predictable or disappointing. That's not to say that the stories are bad, just very predictable. Many read like rejected Twilight Zone scripts, and the headliner is so derivative that half way through ti was obvious what was going one.
Weir's later writing is much better, and it was interesting to see how he has developed, but I must say that long-form writing is definitely where his talents lie.

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  • Someone
  • 2017-07-20

Awesome! Great Twists!

Loved it! my favorite was Antihypoxiant! Wow the twists and the tie ins to other stuff! Great stories!

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  • DobieChuck
  • 2017-06-07

MASTERFUL...

Some simply excellent shorts here... Whimsy, suspense, sensitivity, provocative speculation, and gotchas galore... You'll think you know what's going on, or going to happen, and BANG, you're wrong;). Mostly, it's a magnificent display of craftsmanship in the storyteller's art... I loved the Martian, and not so patiently wait for the upcoming Artemus, and only more so after finishing this... However, the price is a bit steep even when getting member discount given the very short length unless you're a diehard devotee... Many others will probably want to wait for sale, or read E edition...

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  • Rissa
  • 2020-08-03

Good book


This was easy, fun and interesting to listen to! I love Andy weir and I was really excited to listen to his short stories! Well worth it.

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  • pondo
  • 2018-05-01

A bunch of short stories

What did you like best about The Egg and Other Stories? What did you like least?

Same repackaged twist at the end. Found myself more interested in guessing what the twist was going to be rather than listening to the stories. After a couple it got kinda easy to guess correctly.

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