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.
A listener of books.
This Book is bad. Really bad. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly bad it is........ Three hours of mindless blather per five minutes of plot.
And the reading sucked too.
When somebody attempts to continue in the footsteps of a deceased author, there are often challenges to either stay too close to the original, or to take the series to places that don't fit the original spirit. Thankfully Eoin Colfer has found a great mix of old and new premises re-capture the essence of Douglas Adams's classic trilogy (in 5 parts).
While some of the writing style is clearly different, it's not distracting enough to seem out of place. Colfer has his own voice, and his own sense of humor so his take on Hitchhiker is refreshing.
I'm a huge fan of the series, so I look forward to seeing the series continue.
Simon Jones is a great narrator.
It needed to be edited. The story dragged on a bit.
Yes. He is awesome.
I laughed a several parts of the book it is very funny, just a bit too much content.
Had this been edited it would fit much better with the Douglas Adams classics.