"Every home should have one."
This is a must for everyone. I recall this from my youth and just love the music which separates the individual episodes.
"Fantastic , but..........."
This is one of the best comedy series you will ever hear. A game changer. Elements of it are now part of everyday life. writing is mindblowingly good . Performances are overall outstanding. Peter Jones is superb as The Book, although he freely admitted not understanding a word of it. As a series, and this is by far the best one, a must . ......
However Audibles version is very poor. The sound quality and over compression are unforgivable in this day and age. Why have the super cleaned up remastered version. Then provide a tinny sounding mono download. I think everyone who has bought this should be untitled to a fresh high quality download. it is a shame a series like this should be handled this way.
"Dreadful download... Find the CD or tape"
I've seen the play, listened to the radio series, got the tapes and the CDs but the quality of this download is beyond dire: compressed and in 'mono'. The original radio series, etc had stereophonics that were stunningly immersive. I'm just plain stunned by this... AVOID
No - they're equally fantastic in slightly different ways.
It defies comparison. But don't panic.
This is a good books for clearing out the seat next to you on the bus. There's nothing quite like the snort of laughter that escapes after Slartibartfast announces that he loves fjords because they give a lovely baroque feeling to a continent for getting rid of gum-chewing cowards who don't want to sit next to the local nutter.
"good, but wilodly, and greedily overpriced"
yes, it is English irony at its best, but overpriced by American greed
pete rjones' wonderfully ironic voice.
the book?- laugh............ the greed of amazon, cry.
"Shockingly poor quality file"
Dunno, couldn't hear most of it because the audio quality was so bad
Marvin when he says "I've heard it; it's rubbish!"
Sound quality of this download is genuinely shocking. Low bitrates may be fine for n audio book but this is a dramatsiation and large parts of it are incoherent because of the poor quality files.
Buy the CD (1411kbps) or download it from someone who offer at least 320kbps quality files.
I was disappointed to find that this is an edited version of the recording. Some of what was in the original broadcast is not in this edition. I haven't performed a detailed analysis. I just found that one of my favourite bits was missing. In this version, Marvin no longer hums Pink Floyd in Episode 3. I did not realise that this was what was meant by it being a remastered version. I expected improved sound quality or some such.
"sent me back to the 70's"
So long and thanks for all the fish :-)
great story, funny, thought provoking,
Remember listening to this as a child. Absolutely brilliant comedy. Britain at its comedic best !
"THHGTTG - The Tertiary Phase"
This was very reasonably priced on Audible. It's the fully-dramatised recording of the first radio series. It's an excellent listen, plus there are some added extras. Recommended!