Excellent story, excellent audio quality, excellent narrarator. Stephen Fry really gets into it but not to the point of irritation and he speaks very clearly. Top notch audiobook.
This books success is obviously based upon some people finding blasphemy funny. There are a few things funny, but most of it is there to make fun of Christians.
I know it's supposed to be a classic, but I had a hard time wading through the frivolous make-believe. I know it's sci-fi, I know it's fiction, but the overly done up foundation of characters and plants and systems and OMG! was distracting to me. The plot all by itself was thin, and lacked substance IMO.
But that's just my opinion.
I really wanted to like the story. but didn't I imagine this is a book that I would have enjoying more if I had read it when I was young. The performance of the book was outstanding.