Out of the two 'Dirk Gently' titles written by Douglas Adams this is probably the weaker. Don't get me wrong, it is incredibly funny in his usual style, the detective logic is spot on and some of his observations are genius. The problem is that Adams sometimes can't find good ways to finish his books and I feel this is especially true with this title (I won't give away the ending). Also a plus is Adam's reading as his dry wit fits perfectly with the tone of the book and he obviously understands how his material should be read. Overall I would say this is definitely worth a look as although the ending is weak, the story is one hell of a funny journey.
This is a good book and well read however it does suffer from being slightly slow in places. Those reading wishing to be thrown straight into the world of arthur may be fustrated and the first third of the book does not help, being slow. The middle third is a lot better, however the third part in more like the first. However if the reader/listener keeps at it then they will found a book that provides a good introduction and provides a lot of depth to later books.
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