Make no mistake: We're all mammals here.
Stephen Fry's snide narration was complete overkill and did nothing to make listening to this classic enjoyable.
There was one moment that I both laughed and cried...the whale that came into creation and was hurtling toward the planet. The thoughts that went through the whales head, and then splat.
It's the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy...and it is just wonderfully performed. I tried "reading" this book several times (I have the entire series), but I found I loved it so much better when I could listen and read at the same time. There is not a negative thing I can say about this book. The narration is performed very well and Mr. Fry definitely captured all the different characters. An absolute must for any Sci-Fi or Douglas Adams fan. This book never gets old.
The Hitchhiker series is one of my favorite books ever, and Stephen Fry brings it to life wonderfully! Must read!
The story. It is one of my favorite stories of all time. The wit and characters are amazing!!!
Probably Arthur and Ford are transported in the Heart of Gold. It is comedy greatness.
Probably Ford. He is my favorite character in the whole of the book series.
Wacky and wild space opera!
This is one of my favorite books of all time. The humor and story telling are very unique and it stands out from anything I've ever read.
Great story, but you can probably find a better audiobook version of it.
Stephen Fry does an adequate job in the beginning of the book of giving all characters their own voice, but at the end of it all characters ware read the same as the narration.
The audiobook only has 5 chapters, even though the book has 35. So annoyingly, allot of book chapters are squeezed into the audiobook chapters. There's also no pause between the end of an audiobook chapter and the start of the next one. The first time it happened I thought something was wrong with the player and it had skipped part of the story.
In conclusion, read/listen to the story. But find another audiobook version of it
I am a language arts coach, studying to be a high school English teacher. Reading is what I do and audible makes it easier!
Douglas Adams is witty and too funny for his own good! This book is a fantastic read for anyone who enjoys life, the universe and everything! It's a sci-fi spoof and an intelligent story to say the least.
The silly approach to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy makes it incredibly appealing. I enjoy Sci-fi but will always choose fantasy first. Douglas Adams knows his audience and mocks the genre and reader even as he crafts a story to interest them.
Stephen Fry: what's not to like? He's fantastic!
Yes and I believe I did. Fry's reading was captivating!
Check it out. It's funny and well done! If you enjoy laughter, silly sci-fi, and mocking life, the universe and everything, this is the book for you!