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And Another Thing...: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 6 | [Eoin Colfer]

And Another Thing...: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 6

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.
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Publisher's Summary

An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea

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.

Life, the universe, and everything: listen to the rest of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series and related titles.

©2009 Eoin Colfer and Completely Unexpected Productions Ltd.; (P)2009 Hyperion

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    Joshua Chappaqua, NY, United States 04-21-11
    Joshua Chappaqua, NY, United States 04-21-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Just pretend this didn't exist"

    As someone who has both read and listened to the Hitchhiker books many times I would recommend you avoid this book in any format. I wound up listening to the entire thing to see if it lived up to the expectations set by some other reviews and I really found the entire thing unsatisfying and disappointing.

    If you loved the original Star Wars trilogy this is episodes 1-3. If you're huge Indiana Jones fan this is Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. If you loved Rocky movies this is Rocky V. It's not that it's so terrible on its own, but when you love a series so much and something comes along that doesn't live up to the high standard that has been set it makes it seem worse than it is.

    That said, I think of all the examples listed this is the worst of the lot. It's a sequel with no merit to it whatsoever. If you want to head back to the Hitchhiker Universe and see some of your favorite characters awkwardly thrust into a terrible new story then by all means get this book. Just be prepared for disappointment.


    Also as a side note, I've attempted to read other things by Eoin Colfer and in general I find his writing terrible. Maybe it's just that personal dislike that tainted my enjoyment of this story... but I doubt it.

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    Randy Gastonia, NC, United States 03-07-11
    Randy Gastonia, NC, United States 03-07-11
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    "Not my cup of tea"

    The book has a few funny moments, but it felt forced to me. I am not really sure it was necessary to try and shove so many characters from other books all into this one. As far as I am concerned it is still a trilogy in 5 parts.

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    Eric Midland, MI, USA 01-22-10
    Eric Midland, MI, USA 01-22-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Sad"

    I was so excited when I added this to my wish-list and promptly bought it. Alas. Its like Colfer cut up the old books and made them a plot madlib. It felt like Eoin watched the recent movie, read a summary of the books and then went to work. I don't even know if I can finish it. I've listened to the original 5 many times (along with Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul) they are fantastic, read by the author, who was an excellent voice talent along with his skill at creating and defining a Genre. This book is a shadow of the others, and it (the series) would have been better if it had stayed retired.
    Skip this and listen to "The Restaurant" again.

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    "Don't Panic - Just RUN!"

    If you loved this series then do NOT listen to this butcher job. Douglas Adams must be turning over in his grave.
    I usually actually say what I felt was wrong with the book, but it is so bad I just don't know where to begin or how to say it.
    I Will just leave it at this "PANIC"

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    James Arnott San Diego, CA United States 11-08-09
    James Arnott San Diego, CA United States 11-08-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Guide Note"

    The characters in this sixth volume of the Hitchhiker's trilogy are familiar, and the plot isn't too far from what you might expect. Fans of the original storyline know that Douglas Adams had a knack for taking just the right amount of absurdity and transforming it into a great story. Unfortunately, Colfer's attempt at the same failed. Miserably. It's as if Colfer wrote 250 pages of nonsensical rubbish and then decided to try and weave a Hitchhiker's plot into it.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Snoodely Santa Barbara, CA United States 01-20-10
    Snoodely Santa Barbara, CA United States 01-20-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Better than Adams, himself"

    All silliophiles need to purchase this audiobook. Non-silliophiles should also listen to it, if only to hear Simon Jones' perfect narration. Why haven't I heard of this actor before? He has, arguably, the largest range of voices and accents of any audiobook reader I have listened to. I will definitely be looking for other audiobooks he has narrated. As to this book, itself, "And Another Thing" definitely continues the delightful silliness of the previous Hitch-hiker series. Colfer picks up and runs with Douglas Adams' literary voice, imagination, and characters. Who'da thunk that Trillian and Boweric Wowbagger would .... But no, I'd better not -- that would spoil the surprise. Suffice it to say that "And Another Thing" continues the Infinite Improbability of the previous episodes. I have docked a star from my rating of this audiobook, only because Colfer also continued -- albeit out of necessity -- the alcoholism theme that Adams incorporated into the previous five installments (mostly in the form of Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters). As one who has seen many cases of alcoholism's tragedies, its silliness-inducing characteristics just don't make me laugh the way Adams intended. Otherwise, I recommend "And Another Thing" to all fans of Douglas Adams' brilliance.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 10-21-09
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 10-21-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Kinda Flat"

    I really liked the 1st few books in the Hicthhiker series but not so much the last two.

    Colfer seems to have picked up right where Adams left off.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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