I've always loved Freeman as an actor - never realized he was so talented with voice acting. Having played Arthur Dent on the big screen, he knew exactly how to play the humor that is unique to this author. Loved the story, loved the universe, and yes, I even quite liked his Zaphod voice. I thought it was adorable. Don't let that dissuade you from listening. I've listened to hundreds of books where readers barely differentiate between characters, and Martin goes above and beyond. Great job
This story is not as exciting as the first of the series but is still entertaining. Martin Freeman is entertaining in his narration, but pauses every few words which makes it more difficult for me personally to concentrate on what he is actually saying. His variety in character vocals was nice. The only issue I had with that is the silly American accent of one of our supporting characters. An American accent is not what is silly, mind you. It was the exaggeration of it that annoyed me. For a character with so many lines, I would have preferred a less irritating accent. Nonetheless, it was still a good narration and story.
Martin freeman does an excellent job with a good range of voices, and the book is of course a classic.
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can't believe I didn't read this when I was younger...when I read the Guide. Great stuff!
Okay, I was like you. Yep, looking at these reviews and trying to decide whether I should get it, knowing that the narrator was different. Keep in mind that these were recorded quite a long time ago. Yes, I didn't really enjoy Zaphods voice. And some of the other characters too. But, I still enjoyed it. The story itself is fantastic. The voices should have been replicated off the movie "hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy" because that is /was their best voices. I recomend it. ;)
yes, but with a warning
yes and no. The voices the narrator used didn't seam to fit some of the charactors. It got pretty distracting.