You know those people who aren't funny but who make jokes anyway, and it's all embarrassing and awkward for everyone else? This book is like that. I stopped when I figured this out. (For calibration, I thought the "real" books were hilarious).
Eoin Colfer ruined the series with this gum-on-the-bottom-of my-shoe story.
I have been reading Douglas Adams' stories for 10 years now, I have loved the characters in the hitchhikers series and Colfer has come and pulled the story apart using a juvenile plot and childish style of writing. I felt like I was reading a 9 year old trying desperately to write like his Daddy. It was terrible.
Simon Jones was at one time a great voice actor, he was great as Dent in the BBC radio dramatization years ago, but he has lost much of his talent. As a reader of the story he was just alright.
this book was a bit of a stretch for me. with all due respect, Adams phoned it in with names like 'Aceed Preflux' (don't quote my spelling, and if u don't get it... Acid Reflux). I just found it shtick.
It is better than a top notch digital watch and as filled with an improbably improbable set of words arranged in such a way that redefines coherence into something similar of meaning to... Coherence2x
First of all, I love the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. it is by far one of my favorite series. When I saw this book I knew I had to have it.
Listening to it, I could almost forget Douglas Adams didn't write it. This is partially due to the narrator.
I didn't like the end. I liked how it almost ended, but didn't.
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This is a 15 ending for the series, if it indeed ends here. Not exactly a happy ending, and you shouldn't expect that from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Eoin Colfer does a fine job emulating Douglas Adams. If I didn't know it, I would never say it wasn't the original author who wrote this — except maybe for the fact that this is a less bitter and depressing book than the previous two. Its tone is more in line with the first book in the series.
I'd recommend it to any Hitchhiker's Guide fan, diehard or not.