If you loved this series then do NOT listen to this butcher job. Douglas Adams must be turning over in his grave.
I usually actually say what I felt was wrong with the book, but it is so bad I just don't know where to begin or how to say it.
I Will just leave it at this "PANIC"
All silliophiles need to purchase this audiobook. Non-silliophiles should also listen to it, if only to hear Simon Jones' perfect narration. Why haven't I heard of this actor before? He has, arguably, the largest range of voices and accents of any audiobook reader I have listened to. I will definitely be looking for other audiobooks he has narrated. As to this book, itself, "And Another Thing" definitely continues the delightful silliness of the previous Hitch-hiker series. Colfer picks up and runs with Douglas Adams' literary voice, imagination, and characters. Who'da thunk that Trillian and Boweric Wowbagger would .... But no, I'd better not -- that would spoil the surprise. Suffice it to say that "And Another Thing" continues the Infinite Improbability of the previous episodes. I have docked a star from my rating of this audiobook, only because Colfer also continued -- albeit out of necessity -- the alcoholism theme that Adams incorporated into the previous five installments (mostly in the form of Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters). As one who has seen many cases of alcoholism's tragedies, its silliness-inducing characteristics just don't make me laugh the way Adams intended. Otherwise, I recommend "And Another Thing" to all fans of Douglas Adams' brilliance.
The characters in this sixth volume of the Hitchhiker's trilogy are familiar, and the plot isn't too far from what you might expect. Fans of the original storyline know that Douglas Adams had a knack for taking just the right amount of absurdity and transforming it into a great story. Unfortunately, Colfer's attempt at the same failed. Miserably. It's as if Colfer wrote 250 pages of nonsensical rubbish and then decided to try and weave a Hitchhiker's plot into it.
I really liked the 1st few books in the Hicthhiker series but not so much the last two.
Colfer seems to have picked up right where Adams left off.