A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
Maybe I shouldn't have first read this book in my 40s. Maybe it would have made more sense or had more meaning had I read it in middle school, when I had friends who raved about it. This just didn't do it for me. Moving on.
The dramatization was distracting and made it harder to follow the story. The audio mix was awkward and made listening in the car very difficult as some characters spoke from one side of the car, some from the other. With road noise, and even with a decent, though not amazing, stereo system, you still need narration out of all speakers to truly hear it very well.
It's just not converted to digital format well. Whispering and loud bangs, the levels are terribly normalized. Maybe if you use noice cancelling headset, and a volume knob... but not suitable for an ipod!
Highly recommended for those that don't get it.
Nothing compares, truly unique.
Marvin will make you laugh.
This book defined my development into an adult.
For those of you that don't get it when your friends make jokes about H2G2, this is an easy way to get the idea. I warn you that once you get a taste you will be hooked. It is a tragedy that Adams didn't live to see the iPad. If Steve Jobs had hired Adams to design the iPad we would have the perfect device.
Humor, witty-ness, well dramatised, Good story, moves right along. Imaginative. Very upbeat, great pace, read clearly.
hilarious and witty
I want more of this!
This has the worst audio I've ever heard on audible. Although the sound quality was bad and the constantly changing volume level was the worst thing. I couldn't even finish the first chapter. luckily I only paid $2 for the book.
It was like 70's sound effects in a cave. If that's what you want out of an audiobook, go for this one. I need to read the words. I understood the first bit of the story, but after the sound effect voices started, I truly regretted downloading this book.
If you like things like Mr. Bean or Johnny English (I don't) you'll likely like this. Had to stop after 20 minutes because, to me, silly (unless you happen to be 3 years old) is not the same thing as funny. Many people wrote great comments, so I'm happy they have been able to enjoy it....to me it was just a great waste of time.
Very quirky and unexpected, keeping it interesting. The performance and sound effects were pretty good. I heard this was a good book, but I didn't like listening to the radio broadcast like this. It was annoying to have the credits repeated every 30 minutes or so because an "episode" had finished. It would have been better if they edited those parts out, or pushed them to the very end.
Yes. I have. All of the above.
The Guide. Peter Jones cracks me up in everything I've seen / heard him in. I just watched an old Midsommer Murders episode in which he is a very minor character who stole the show,
Yes, as much as I can get of Simon Jones, Peter Jones, Stephen Fry [the uncredited whale is genius], and all the rest.
I did. The radio drama is much better and movies or tv.
As some other reviewers have noted, it is very difficult to adjust for the differences in sound levels from actor to actor, particularly when listening on the go. Were this corrected, the recording would be perfect. WHAT a cast of stars with cutting edge and dead brilliant material. The add on "making of" piece was a nice treat.