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.
I already loved Neil Gaiman, so I was a bit biased in buying this book. But I'm happy to report that my daughter loves it as much as I love American Gods.
She is eight. We have the book in paperback, ebook and the audiobook. She has read it over and over. I have read it to her as well. But she loves listening to Mr. Gaiman read it to her as she falls asleep. The different voices he uses are wonderful and he pulls you into a world that of course has a stegosaurus inventor that can nip up a rope ladder.
Next week her teacher will read the book to her class and my daughter is excited to share the adventure.
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.
I thought that both of the narrators were superb. I don't think you could have gotten better people for this.
I was downright depressed at the end of this book.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed reading this book but I loved this audio.
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