I got this book because i was a big fan of the The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. Although this was a funny book and it did keep with the story line, it still lacked the original writers apeal. Arthuer Dent, Zapphod, Trillian, Ford Prefect, they're all back, but no Marvin...sigh. But if you are really a fan then surely you must read this one. It picks up right where the last one left off so its pretty cool. You will like it but you will definately miss Douglas Adams wit.
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).
This instalment is every bit as entertaining as any of the other 5 books. the hysterics and absurdity are at times overwhelming and far beyond comical. I hate to see the series end.
Lacks the depth of Douglas Adams. Valiant effort, but that's it, an effort. Far too many 'guide notes', especially those that went off on things that would not have been in the Hitchhiker's guide as described in the book and delved into the personal lives and histories of either the characters or random irrelevant minor characters. The bits about the galaxy or a certain planet or historical fact were fine, but still too frequent and not keeping with the usage from the previous installments. Would have been better to have ended with Adams. Interesting fan fiction though. Performance was great.
Good, occasionally had skipping glitches in audio? might be my phone, but annoying. please mention in your review if you experience this too.
The narration for this book was not nearly as good as all the other books in this series, female voices were terrible at points and at times it was hard to tell who was speaking as the male voices started to sound alike. It didn't have the nonsensical science feel Douglas Adams pulled off so perfectly in his books. Seemed like everything made too much sense in this book. Overall it's worth a listen, just don't get your hopes up too much.
I truck, therefore I Audible.
I was about half way through before I realized this was not Douglas Adams, so zarking good was the penmanship of this continued masterpiece of comedic fiction, or nonfiction, depending upon the extent of the universe's plurality. The other installments were read by none other than Bilbo Bagins himself, yet even Bilbo must take a back seat to Simon Jones.