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.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
The books I read years ago and wanted to revisit the series. Unbeknownst to me as it turns out, the Hitchhiker’s Guide first appeared in the form of a radio play and so this does not sound like an adaptation. It is clear that this is the original version. It is fresh and brand new.
My one criticism is not with the material but with the sound effects. I found the various echoes and reverbs to be an obstruction to understanding the material. At times, the listener has to put up with sound effects that are as loud as the dialog. This becomes more of a deterrent to understanding, not an enhancement.
The full cast performance is wonderful and strikes precisely the right tone for the material.
I don't know. Maybe it's just easier to READ this story, than to listen to it. I enjoyed the written books years ago, kinda enjoyed the movie, but I just couldn't get into the audiobook version. I actually stopped listening and switched to another book completely.
Trillion!!! I like bright, sassy female characters.
I REALLY liked the fact that each character was portrayed by different actors. That made it a bit easier to listen.
Boredom. Sleepiness. Slight agitation.
I'm glad I got this on sale! I'd be frustrated if I'd spent my monthly credit. I'm only out a few bucks, so no big deal. Of course, your enjoyment may vary. (TIP: Listen to the free preview first)
I confess up front that I've read the book and seen the movie, and more than once at that.
Obviously then, I knew the story was 5 star, and I realized by the length of this audio book that it wasn't the complete work, but I wanted to see how BBC had done the original broadcast. I must say, they did a great job. Well engineered and with a great cast of voices.
The interview at the end was also enlightening and gave some insight into the oddball man that Douglas Adams was.
If you've never listened to or heard of the Hitchhiker's Guide before, I recommend you get the complete work or read the book. If, however, you are like me and have familiarity with the book already, then you will find this work quite enjoyable.
Great performance! Loved it! I listened to this while walking my dogs in the neighborhood, and didn't even care about laughing out loud!
The left side of the brain thinking, outrageous and fun stories. Kind of Monty Python fun
42....and recreation of Earth....and of course the Guide book itself to help explain EVERYTHING ELSE...enjoy and have a good laugh
All of sequels are just AS ENJOYABLE