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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Douglas Adams

Narrated By: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: April 2005

Duration: 5 hours 53 minutes

Summary:

IRRESISTIBLE!--The Boston GlobeSeconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!"[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY...Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy."--Publishers Weekly

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  • Antonio n

    Funny and really entertaining.

  • Jean B

    Stephen fry is perfect for reading the book because in the movie he was the book so I’m glad he narrating this book

  • Virginia M

    Two of our boys grew up loving this book, so I thought it would be a fun 'road trip' book. Glad I listened to it, I don't feel out of the loop any more! Very nice job on the part of the narrator! Story line was interesting and creative. I enjoyed the first two-thirds best. The wrap up, finish of the story is a bit untidy. Overall, very amusing, entertaining and there were at least 9 out loud chuckles!

  • John Rose

    Great concept. Seems to drag on in places which is unfortunate in such a short book. I did not enjoy the awkward breaks from the main story to tell jokes that didn't land or to add information that wasn't needed.

  • joel beneteau

    Perfect combination of book and narrator.

  • nab6215

    Stephen Fry was the perfect choice for narrating this wonderful piece of space silliness. I loved it and will listen to the rest of the series.

  • Lauren Flores

    I initially got this book to go to sleep to, but it's hard to sleep because I always get wrapped up in the story. This is one of my favorite books to return to. Great job!

  • Annika Griffith

    I love the weird, wordy satire that is Douglas Adams

  • Refi phala

    Reading this for a book club and was worried I wouldn't enjoy it. I'm glad I was wrong! Such a fun read.

  • Christy Daniell

    Great book but could use improvement but this APIs