LOVE the whole series of these books. The narration ruined it for me. Zaphoid sounds like my cousin Vinny, the tone is horrible and ruins all the scenes he is in. Gonna return this and not bother listening to the rest which is a shame. Stephen Fry should have narrated the whole series. Very disappointing.
Freemen did a great job. Douglas seems tp have used up all his creativity on the forst book. A lot of the first booknis repeated and the rest is on pat with the cleverness of a grade school child. It felt aimless and, looking back, I could have skipped whole chapters without really caring about what was missed.
I've never said this about anything before, but the movie was better than the books.
enjoyed the craziness of the Hitchhiker's guide series. With Nonsense and flamboyant wording it is just that a children's book for the older child
I loved the movie "Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy" and always wanted more. I feel slightly satisfied by this book in regards to that want. the reader even did well in the acting of most characters and the story held true to the amusement of the first. Truly enjoyable. I must now purchase the rest of the series.
When I first read this book (and re-read) as a teen, I don't think I really got Adams at all, even though I remember finding the book very funny. Revisiting the story 25 years later, I'm struck by the philosophy and how great Adams was at capturing absurdism in the face of nihilism. Loved, loved, Freeman's performance.
I wonder if that really was all him? Lots of vocal range.
Excellent reading by Martin Freeman. Love how the book discusses many philosophical topics in a somewhat indirect way. If you like wacky and creative stories that deal with real subjects, I highly recommend this book and audiobook.