I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This is a story about a human that's transported in to space just before the Earth is destroyed. He has many adventures and finds out some surprising information about the origins of the Earth. The story was preformed by a host of players (originally done on the radio) that did a very good job at playing out the story. An enjoyable way to spend a few hours.
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
I am not sure. The Hitchhiker's Guide of the Galaxy (Primary Phase) is the original British radio drama of a now legendary SciFi comedy series. I thought the voice actors did a marvellous job but I am not so sure that Douglas Adams concepts has caught on to me. I like Terry Pratchett's wit and humour a bit more.
No I haven't so I cannot compare it with other narrations.
It doesn't need one, but it has quite a few, I believe. It is a radio drama with a sort of instant gratification humour. A sort of a radio sitcom. You can listen to one episode or to many it doesn't really make that much of a difference.
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.
Not a dull moment and uproarious too. Cast of characters wonderfully acted by actors of repute as well, as may surprise you, intelligence.
I have loved this since high school. That was over 20 years ago.nthey story stands the test of times radio plays are a great way to get this story, probably the best way!
I first listened to the radio broadcast of Hitchhiker's in 1980. It was only aired once and served as my introduction to the books, TV series, and all things Douglas Adams. It was such a pleasure to find the original version, tidied up, and available to listen to again. I cannot say enough about the casting or the humor that stills tickles me today. If you have never experienced laugh out loud science fiction, this is the genre at it's very finest. Do yourself a favor and get this broadcast today!