Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has traveled the length, breadth, and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forward and backward through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released, and colorfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And of course Arthur Dent has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.
Arthur has finally made it home to Earth, but that does not mean he has escaped his fate. Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa have evaporated rapidly, along with all the world's oceans. For no sooner has he touched down on the planet Earth than he finds out that it is about to be blown up...again.
And Another Thing... is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese.
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©2009 Eoin Colfer and Completely Unexpected Productions Ltd.; (P)2009 Hyperion
I got this book because i was a big fan of the The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. Although this was a funny book and it did keep with the story line, it still lacked the original writers apeal. Arthuer Dent, Zapphod, Trillian, Ford Prefect, they're all back, but no Marvin...sigh. But if you are really a fan then surely you must read this one. It picks up right where the last one left off so its pretty cool. You will like it but you will definately miss Douglas Adams wit.
You know those people who aren't funny but who make jokes anyway, and it's all embarrassing and awkward for everyone else? This book is like that. I stopped when I figured this out. (For calibration, I thought the "real" books were hilarious).
This instalment is every bit as entertaining as any of the other 5 books. the hysterics and absurdity are at times overwhelming and far beyond comical. I hate to see the series end.
Lacks the depth of Douglas Adams. Valiant effort, but that's it, an effort. Far too many 'guide notes', especially those that went off on things that would not have been in the Hitchhiker's guide as described in the book and delved into the personal lives and histories of either the characters or random irrelevant minor characters. The bits about the galaxy or a certain planet or historical fact were fine, but still too frequent and not keeping with the usage from the previous installments. Would have been better to have ended with Adams. Interesting fan fiction though. Performance was great.
Good, occasionally had skipping glitches in audio? might be my phone, but annoying. please mention in your review if you experience this too.
The narration for this book was not nearly as good as all the other books in this series, female voices were terrible at points and at times it was hard to tell who was speaking as the male voices started to sound alike. It didn't have the nonsensical science feel Douglas Adams pulled off so perfectly in his books. Seemed like everything made too much sense in this book. Overall it's worth a listen, just don't get your hopes up too much.
I truck, therefore I Audible.
I was about half way through before I realized this was not Douglas Adams, so zarking good was the penmanship of this continued masterpiece of comedic fiction, or nonfiction, depending upon the extent of the universe's plurality. The other installments were read by none other than Bilbo Bagins himself, yet even Bilbo must take a back seat to Simon Jones.
After Douglas Adams passed Eoin Colfer was tapped to write a 6th installment of the series Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy considering Douglas Adams himself was unhappy with the fifth entry, it's a admirable attempt to capture the essence of of the series and while not Adams particular wit, I would definitely recommend this to those as great finale to the series.
For any fan of THGTTG, it is no surprise that Douglas Adams is irreplaceable. I did not have high hopes for this posthumous follow up to the series, but I could not resist joining another adventure with Arthur, Forde, Zaphod, and the rest.
By the halfway point in the book I was ready to be done, but the book slogs on and on passing several decent stopping points. Finally it ends, abruptly, as if the author ran out of money and typed "the end".
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