"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.
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.
"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.
"Classics never die"
I remember hearing this on the radio with my dad when I was a kid. We both loved it. Still a classic today 30 years on. I recorded this as CDs to play in the car. The mechanic switched on the CD while working on the car and commented how much he enjoyed it!
"I'd forgotten how good they were!"
I listened to these episodes many years ago without quite realising how exceptional this series was. It's so good to be able to hear it again with a full appreciation of its quality.
I've enjoyed the novel versions of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but the BBC radio version, which was the first, is easily the best. All the characters are cast perfectly and the tight deadlines helped the author not be self-indulgent (a trap the novel 'So Long and Thanks for All the Fish' fell into)
Douglas Adams' work is always good. Intelligent, funny, gripping and thought provoking. Can't go wrong :)