The Helpful American
Loved this book as a kid and listening to it now it has lost none of its magic! The narrator did a perfect job fitting the mood of each word.
Read this back in high school over 20 years ago, and this audio version is just as good (or maybe better) than the best of what I remember about the book. Haven't laughed so hard listening to an audio book in a long while.
The only reason I gave the overall 4 stars, despite the story and performance receiving 5 stars is because there was a problem with the dividing of chapters. Each section did not break up by chapters, so scanning through the book and back was a bit difficult.
Nonetheless, this audio book was amazing and Stephen Fry did a splendid job.
I finished this book in the background while doing other things. The narrator was great but I think it's just not my kind of book or humor.
If you like English humor you'll probably dig it.
Stephen Fry brings the audience into the life of the story through his vocal characterization of these beloved characters.
Every time The Guide would speak, you are given a further look into the universe that Douglas Adams has created.
I have not listened, but I have watched his acting. As per usual, I was left only wanting more.
I like the way that the book takes its time to unfold the plot. It was neither rushed, or too slow. It gave the reader the information that they need when they need it/
If you have watched the movie, be prepared, for this is nothing alike.
I would recommend this book only to a kid in grade school. I don't meant hat as an insult.. I genuinely believe that's who would enjoy it most.
This guys ability to speak well kept the intentionally flowery language from overbearing my ability to suspend belief in the plot devices.
I feel like this book read like an ad-lib.
Great story made even better with great narration. I think my life would be a lot more interesting if my inner voice sounded like Stephen Fry.