I can't think of a better narrator for this story than Stephen Fry. He gives an absolutely brilliant performance from start to finish and pulls off the acerbic deadpan wit of author Douglas Adams flawlessly.
Yes, Stephen Fry's performance really brings the characters to life and his smooth voice while narrating makes it a pleasure to listen to this audiobook.
So long and thanks for all the fish, had me laughing out loud.
It is a good story and just plain fun. We were on a road trip and the story made the driving litterally fly by.
the falling whale
Of course. I love Aurther Dent.
I love all of Douglas Adams' books.
The charaters sounded the way I had imagined them to.
Don't Panic- It's been done before but it works every time.
There are really so may layers to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that I never get bored, I pick up on another little nuance to the story each and every every time. It was during my last listen that I kept thinking that the author had a modern-day insight into the inner-workings of today's government. When I was younger I vividly remember the take-over of whole neighborhood for the expansion of a shopping mall. I never could understand the reasoning behind forcing these people to move - especially when some had lived there for 25-plus years and didn't want to move away from what they'd known all their life. It made me realize just how powerful and inhuman government could be. When Arthur Dent laid down in protest to his home's destruction, I was cheering wildly for him; then laughing away as Ford got the agent to fill in for Arthur on the ground so they could go have a few beers. What a great start!!!
The story isn't serious by any means but, there's so many more layers to it if you want to want to dig a little deeper. At the very least this story is a roller coaster ride of a tale through the unexpected. The author brings us along on the adventure all the while poking a little fun at everyone and everything. He has a way of twisting things into this totally unique and wacky, Alice in Wonderland viewpoint. It's a crazy off-beat ride that's just plain 'ol fun!!!
This is a classic book - if you haven't read it then the next best thing is listening to Stephen Fry reading it. Go on! You will not regret it!
The pub scene in the beginning.
A Masterpiece of Science fiction. An imagination that comes along once in a generation and should be required reading in schools.
I first read this book in 1984 and haven’t been able to wear a digital watch since.
I only with someone would release the original audiobooks Read by Adams himself. Wonderful, Stephen Fry will do as a second choice.
Stand-up comedian turned medical school student. I am not much of a non-textbook reader, but audiobooks have replaced TV for me!
This is a book that I would spend a credit on every single month if I had to! This book is fantastic! I have listened to it more than 50 times. I have listened to it with friends, parents, grandparents, and small children, and they've all loved it as much as I have!
Please, please listen to this book. It is simply fantastic and you couldn't imagine a more flawless narration than the one Stephen Fry gives.
I am not sure if Audible allows direct messaging, but if it does, and you need further convincing about this book please simply message me! It would be a shame for ANYONE to not listen to this book.
Please do not be fooled by the movie poster, THIS is an audio reading of the Original Book, and is read by Stephen Fry.
The book is hilarious, and Fry's reading is terrific.
He has a moderately low voice, but he changes his vocal tone, speed, inflection, etc. for each Character as they appear in the story, and thus brings the story to life with ease.
My personal favorite is how Fry infuses Marvin (the robot) with 'just' the right amount of depressed and sarcastic condescension, exactly as described.
I've loved the book for years, and now I love this audio version as well.
It is the ONLY Audio Book I keep on my Kindle Fire.