I've always wanted to read this book, but i have a very difficult time reading and understand what I read and this was my first time reading a book with audio and with Stephen Fry reading it made it all the better!
Some will say you've got to hear the radio show first, then the book - I disagree, this book makes a perfectly fine entry to the series. I find it a bit more coherent, and of course raucously funny.
I love this book. I love this series. I thought it would be great to introduce an audio book to my child's background life.
I enjoy them all, except the president of the galaxy.
I don't know, but I definitely would have chosen another to do the narration.
I did see the movie and I loved it!
My ultimate complaint about this audio book is Stephen Fry. I generally like his work and I don't find his voice annoying. However, this narration is so awfully boring. He did try to add in emotion, yet I can't say it any other way- it was awful. I hated this audio book.
I found his voice airy, nasally, pompous and his presentation of the characters was nothing like I imagined them. He did attempt to make each character sound different, though it wasn't a success most of the time. His voice for each character tried to remain the same but every time it was just that tiny little bit different. I suspect this is caused by his attempt to make the characters sound alive. It didn't work. In fact it made me put this book aside.
You know, at first it didn't bother me. Halfway through the book I couldn't take it anymore. I'll have to find another rendition. Frankly, there are many amateur fan versions that I would prefer over this.
I'm an artist. I have always loved to read but work with my hands and eyes. I listen to books these days to get my fix and keep working.
Excellent book. Excellent reading. Good to finally know the answer to that great question about life, the Universe and everything.