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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Douglas Adams

Narrated By: Stephen Fry

Date: April 2005

Duration: 5 hours 52 minutes

Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World

SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of the original radio show on which the book was based.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Seconds before 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 began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod’s girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he’s bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars!

Praise for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“A whimsical oddyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy.”—Publishers Weekly

“Irresistable!”—The Boston Globe

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  • Antonio n

    Funny and really entertaining.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • 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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Christopher L.

    Loved it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • John R.

    Stephen fry is an awesome reader. This was a great book too! Now I'm just filling in 50 character limit WOW!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • joel beneteau

    Perfect combination of book and narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Lin Åm

    Absolute classic!

  • Shoku K.

    I love this audiobook. I have listened to it many times and when I am down or bored, it’s a book to return back to. The narrator is the best!

  • Anonymous

    A truly funny book read by a fantastic reader. I'll listen to ANYTHING read by Stephen Fry, but this is really special.

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