Very well done
I like the variety of characters the best.
My favorite scene is where Arthur Dent finally learns to fly.
I was particularly moved in the scene where Marvin, the manic depressive robot has an in depth discussion with a mattress in a swamp.
Martin Freeman does a brilliant job in performing the many different voices for the many different personalities of the very diverse characters and amazingly brings them to life as the reader listens.
It does not rank highly for me as it was not relevant to our situation.
Dr. Laura is always a favorite as she has a great personality and is very caring.
I have not listened to her other books.
Yes it was.
There are 2 things that actually disappointed me about this book. The first is a very weak plot line that is constantly being interrupted by Guide information, tangents, and flashbacks. Every time the story gets going again, it is interrupted and what little plot there is is lost. The other aspect of the book that I did not care for at all is the added vulgarity. I do not find vulgarity funny. "The business end of the spaceship", Zaphod's comment about "passing a stool", a reference to an alien "douching", the list goes on. Vulgarity is unnecessary. Douglas Adams did not use it nor did he need it. He had more class than that.
I would not listen to anything by Eoin Colfer again. In fact, I am going to exchange this book for a different one. The other Guides, I am going to keep.
I have not listened to Simon Jones before. I thought he narrated the book very well and did an excellent job with the different voices of the characters.
I was angry about mid-way through this book. It was off to an excellent start. I thought Colfer had captured a future look at the principal characters very well. Once the principal characters were brought together, the story went downhill from there. Colfer spent more time creating guide notes than he did creating a good plot. I had to rewind the book several times because he lost me in all of his notes. If you cut out the notes, tangents and flashbacks, the story itself may only be about an hour. I did not find the book comical as I did the Douglas Adams stories. Colfer should not have been chosen to continue the series.
If this story had more of a story and less of a concentration on sex acts I would have enjoyed it a lot more. The author could have taken the same amount of time and space to build the characters and still have the sex scenes. There were so many very detailed sex scenes and so little story it was boring.
No. Every book and author is an individual.
Pleasing appropriate masculine
I would not cut any characters. The characters are fine. They just need more building.
This book is definitely one of my favorites. I was already familiar with Douglas Adams' works but the narrator brought the story to life with his own characterizations and use of tone dynamics.
I have always enjoyed the intelligence of British humorous but Douglas Adams also incorporates possible reality scenarios and history into the story.
He individualizes each character in a way that well suited the character. Telling a story can sometimes bring it to life better than reading it for yourself.
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