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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Audiobook

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

If you’ve done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe? Which is exactly what the crew of the Heart of Gold plan to do. There’s just the small matter of escaping the Vogons, avoiding being taken to the most totally evil world in the Galaxy and teaching a space ship how to make a proper cup of tea. And did anyone actually make a reservation?
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If you’ve done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe? Which is exactly what the crew of the Heart of Gold plan to do. There’s just the small matter of escaping the Vogons, avoiding being taken to the most totally evil world in the Galaxy and teaching a space ship how to make a proper cup of tea. And did anyone actually make a reservation?

©1980 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

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    sjouke 09-20-15
    sjouke 09-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Martin Freeman ruined this book series for me"
    Any additional comments?

    The interpretation of the characters I found really off, especially following Stephen Fry's interpretations for the first book. While I've read the books previously and thoroughly enjoyed them - the story is brilliant - Martins reading put me off and i couldnt even get through it.

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  • Oliver
    Minster, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "A fantastic edition to the series"

    I rarely find a book that can send me into fits of laughter on public transport but The Restaurant at the End of the Universe had me in hysterics from start to finish. The wonderfully British humor and the random spiraling tangents will keep any well respected gentlemen giggling throughout the duration of the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • S
    CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom
    3/6/15
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    "Not as good as HHGTTG"

    Considering that I wished HHGTTG would never end, I found myself wishing away most of the tedious minutes of The Restaurant...Characters I didn't much care for, a story that never seemed to be going anywhere, and attempts at humour which all too often fell flat. Martin Freeman's narration was amusing, but not a patch on Stephen Fry's Hitchhiker's Guide. Not sure if I will bother with the next in the series, in case this ship is on a downward trajectory. .


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lottie
    GRAYS, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Brilliant"

    You don't need to be a big Sci- Fi fan to enjoy this series! Douglas Adams is the champion of humour and randomness! Although, you may feel insignificant, or jealous of the adventures of Arthur Dent as he travels around the universe with Ford, Trillion and Beeblebrox, he takes you with him to all the different places beyond your imagination.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • karen
    WIRRAL, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "The restaurant at the end of the universe"

    I found this book to be pure enjoyment from start to finish. Martin Freeman is the perfect choice for narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara Pendergast
    4/26/16
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    "Funny!"

    It was great hearing the 2nd book finally and read by Martin was a bonus!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Holly
    4/4/16
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    "Wacky voices for a wacky story"

    Wasn't too sure how Martin would perform after listening to the first book read by Stephen Fry, but he has a wonderful range of enjoyable voices bringing each character to life. This series is so bizarre and enjoyable that everyone must give it a chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • genna
    accra
    3/18/16
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    "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version. Don't think I could have brought it so alive if I had read it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe?

    42


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

    Great narrator. Makes this book easy to visualise.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Certainly. Had to make an effort to pause.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent light humour.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Folusho
    1/29/16
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    "Funny but kind of depressing"

    Well performed, but a little bleak :/ Martin freeman does the voices well. Kinda miss Stephen fry though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mj
    7/30/15
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    "Brilliantly clever laugh out loud fun"
    What made the experience of listening to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe the most enjoyable?

    The voices of the different characters - brilliance!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe?

    The whole thing is great


    Which character – as performed by Martin Freeman – was your favourite?

    Martin Freeman is a listeners delight - his 'voices' are wonderful


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

    Laughter - over and over


    Any additional comments?

    Listen and enjoy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • W. How
    UK
    5/7/15
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    "Douglas lost but not forgotten"

    Well narrated.

    The beautifully structured humour and irony that only Douglas Adams could forge.

    The words still feel as fresh as they were the first time i read them and yet like a familiar and favourite tipple, they are warm, humorous and intoxicatingly modish. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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