From cricket at Lords to the planet Cricket, this book offers that wild, but also whimsical ride that only Douglas Adams was able to deliver. The delivery is superb, and an absolute pleasure to listen to.
The second book and the third book are just odd short stories that do not flow as well as the first book. Enough is enough for me after this one.
Some books just become your best friend. I have a few best friends and I continue to read them over and over again.
First I have to say that I LOVE the Hitchhikers Guide series! It is one of my favorites and I will continue to re-read the series. Out of the 5 book series this is the one that I did not care of very much. I found myself trying to get through it for some reason. Don't get me wrong I love the book but compared to the first two this one was not my favorite. Narration was wonderfully done by Martin Freeman who is one of my favorites! Still recommend reading it as part of the series.
Not far into the book, I literally laughed out lout wearing my headphones in public and then had to nervously apologize. I embarrassed myself over a very brief description of the wind that I'm pretty sure I would've overlooked in written text yet the line was expertly delivered by Martin Freeman and it made Adam's comedy come alive to me.
There so many absurd elements driving this story, it takes you by surprise when everything seems to come together towards the end. This one picks up where Restaurant at the End of the Universe leaves off. Although there is a brief recap, you should probably make sure you've read that one first as it leaves the characters separated from each other and doesn't have much of a wrap-up.
Highly recommend this book, I didn't want to give any book a perfect score but I couldn't help it.
You will have to listen to the hal story, but after all the books you get a perfect picture of Duglas Adams world for Arthur, Ford, Trisha and Zhafod. And the story is lovely ans should be read ore listend to.
Book1 Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxies, book 2, restaurant at the end of the world, book 4 So long and thanks for all the fish and book 5 Mostly harmless. The books are all collected.
Well I love his voice, but his impression of Zahfod is a bit erm.. lets just say disappointing.
If I could have the time I would love to listen to in one setting.
As a free thinking person this book series is lovely.
Wife, Mother, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Medical Student
I listened to this book in my car on the way to do errands or to classes. It made the long drive from home a lot more bearable.
I love all of Douglas Adams' books, and this one kept the story going without being tedious like some sequels are.
I loved when Trillian hugged the Cricketer.
Very well done
I like the variety of characters the best.
My favorite scene is where Arthur Dent finally learns to fly.
I was particularly moved in the scene where Marvin, the manic depressive robot has an in depth discussion with a mattress in a swamp.
Martin Freeman does a brilliant job in performing the many different voices for the many different personalities of the very diverse characters and amazingly brings them to life as the reader listens.
It was a good follow up to hitchhikers guide
Hitchikers guide to the galaxy
The five stars could have been for the narration alone. Overall a great story not the best one in the series but well worth a read/listen.