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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish | [Douglas Adams]

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination.
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Publisher's Summary

Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth's dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on.

God only knows what it all means. And fortunately, He left behind a Final Message of explanation. But since it's light-years away from Earth, on a star surrounded by souvenir booths, finding out what it is will mean hitching a ride to the far reaches of space aboard a UFO with a giant robot. But what else is new?

Don't miss more from this exciting series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

©2006 Douglas Adams; (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The looniest of the lot." (Time)
"A madcap adventure...Adams' writing teeters on the fringe of inspired lunacy." (United Press International)
"The most ridiculously exaggerated situation comedy known to created beings...Adams is irresistible." (The Boston Globe)

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    Alison Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-08-13
    Alison Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-08-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Missing Adams' classic narration, but still great."

    I grew up with the audiocassettes of the entire Hitchhiker's series, and loved Doug Adams narration. The story on this one is still one of my favorites of the series, but i do kind of miss the voice delivering the lines that i somehow still know by heart.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Connie 09-11-12
    Connie 09-11-12
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    "Loved this one the best out of the 6"
    Would you listen to So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish again? Why?

    Have listened to it several times already!!!! Favorite of the 6 Hitch hiker books!!!


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    Craig H. 06-19-10
    Craig H. 06-19-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Hitchhiker is just plain fun"

    Hitchhiker is just plain fun. I loved the series when i was young. I read it in college, and again in Med school, and again when i started reading for pleasure again, and now I am going to listen to them all.
    I cannot wait. I just wish Douglas was alive for more, but I am about to read Coffer's installment (or try) for a 6th book in the series.

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    Robert Doyle 07-20-15
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    "Great"

    I loved this book, it is a change from the others taking place mostly on earth. I would recommend this book to any Douglas Adams fan.

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    Eivind 07-17-15
    Eivind 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    Martin Freeman has a great voice, and him reading this great story is just amazing!
    Also, a nice kind of twist in this book with the little romantic bit as well

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    Theryn Groetken 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So long Martin, and thanks for all the awesome."

    I don't think I've ever loved a series more than this one. And nor would the experience have been near as great without the performance of Martin Freeman. The amount of effort and passion he puts into reading these truly makes these stories all the more enjoyable. Thanks audible and Martin, for making a great series even better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aran 06-12-15
    Aran 06-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Freeman is amazing"

    I loved this when I read it, but Freeman makes it even better with his awesome narration.

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    Rocky Cooper Deer Lake, PA 05-21-15
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    "Second favorite in the series...so far"

    Very good story, but very slow to start out. Can't wait for the next 2!!

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    Jeremiah 05-01-15
    Jeremiah 05-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful."

    I really enjoyed the story. So fun! It's a really good in depth look at Arthur who takes a bit more action in this story instead of things just happening to him.

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    C.H. 04-24-15
    C.H. 04-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best in The Series (so far)"
    If you could sum up So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish in three words, what would they be?

    Perfectly (il)logical Conclusion


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Many people seem to dislike Fenchurch and her relationship with Arthur, but I liked her. She's someone whose nearly as sympathetic as Arthur, but more positive about being different from society.


    Have you listened to any of Martin Freeman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to just about all of the Hitchhiker's Guide series and this is perfectly on par with the rest of them. Though, I think his best range as a reader is displayed in Life, The Universe, and Everything.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Inexplicable, the universe is just horribly inexplicable!


    Any additional comments?

    The chapter breaks! They don't sync up with the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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