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  • Mostly Harmless

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Martin Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (643)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (355)

    It's not just a trilogy any more. In the fifth book of this popular series, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, and immediately all hell breaks loose. In short, it's up to him to save the world from total multi-dimensional obliteration, the Guide from a hostile alien takeover, and the daughter he never knew he had, from herself. A tall order, to say the least. And one he's really not up to, thank you very much.

    Craig says: "Love Hitchiking"
    "Mostly wonderful."
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    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Martin Freeman did a fantastic job narrating. Voices were varied and distinguishable, but more than that, they fit each character wonderfully. Each voice, each reading of the dialouge seemed to have been chosen with astute consideration.

    Although there are some bright spots, most of this book is pretty bleak. I happen to love the addition of Random though, and the effect she has on Arthur.

    I loved getting another helping of THGTTG.

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  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15633)
    Performance
    (13864)
    Story
    (13898)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "I really wanted to love this book"
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    Story
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It kept me listening, for sure. I would have been on the edge of my seat if I cared about any of the main characters a little more.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    I thought that both of the narrators were superb. I don't think you could have gotten better people for this.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was downright depressed at the end of this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I know this is listed under mystery but it's less about the disappearance and more about the relationship. I think that would have been good to know before starting this.

    I do enjoy Flynn's style and the story is good, I was just left wanting to root for either of the main characters. The supporting players, Go especially, I really enjoyed.

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  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Martin Freeman
    Overall
    (1619)
    Performance
    (955)
    Story
    (970)

    Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in arms as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability, and desperately in search of a place to eat.

    J. Carpenter says: "awesome... except for the voice of Zaphod"
    "Don't Panic"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    What does Martin Freeman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Freeman's wide variety of voices. They are recognizable instantly and as to those who were taken aback by the voice chosen for Zaphod Beeblebrox... This was true to the way he was written. The cadence of his speech is suited to the accent used in this audio. I will not compare Martin Freeman to Stephen Fry. They are each wonderful in their own right but, for my taste, I prefer Freeman. I enjoyed them both, but Freeman is my choice. I understand that others may prefer Fry but that doesn't make Freeman's version bad, nor vice versa.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed reading this book but I loved this audio.

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