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And Another Thing... Audiobook

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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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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    Michael 03-29-15
    Michael 03-29-15 Member Since 2009
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    Good story, but there were some editing problems that caused audio skips. Otherwise worth it. A worthy addition to the Hitchhiker trilogy.

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    Johnny 01-30-15
    Johnny 01-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "skipping?"

    The recording seemed to skip around a lot. at random times it would cut out, then come back talking about something else.

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    Leah Garnet VAlley, PA, United States 01-24-15
    Leah Garnet VAlley, PA, United States 01-24-15
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    "poor download"

    many portions got mixed for 5-6 seconds making parts not understandable. will try to download on my tablet later.

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    Mike 09-30-14
    Mike 09-30-14

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    "Extremely Boring"

    This Book is bad. Really bad. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly bad it is........ Three hours of mindless blather per five minutes of plot.

    And the reading sucked too.

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    Joe Crescenzi Staten Island, NY USA 06-03-14
    Joe Crescenzi Staten Island, NY USA 06-03-14 Member Since 2009

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    "A Fitting Continuation of the Hitchhiker Series"
    If you could sum up And Another Thing... in three words, what would they be?

    Mostly Harmless.


    Any additional comments?

    When somebody attempts to continue in the footsteps of a deceased author, there are often challenges to either stay too close to the original, or to take the series to places that don't fit the original spirit. Thankfully Eoin Colfer has found a great mix of old and new premises re-capture the essence of Douglas Adams's classic trilogy (in 5 parts).

    While some of the writing style is clearly different, it's not distracting enough to seem out of place. Colfer has his own voice, and his own sense of humor so his take on Hitchhiker is refreshing.

    I'm a huge fan of the series, so I look forward to seeing the series continue.

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    David United States 04-25-14
    David United States 04-25-14
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    "Good book, but..."
    What made the experience of listening to And Another Thing... the most enjoyable?

    Simon Jones is a great narrator.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It needed to be edited. The story dragged on a bit.


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

    Yes. He is awesome.


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

    I laughed a several parts of the book it is very funny, just a bit too much content.


    Any additional comments?

    Had this been edited it would fit much better with the Douglas Adams classics.

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    wolfspyder Makato MN USA 02-14-14
    wolfspyder Makato MN USA 02-14-14 Member Since 2014

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    "A Worthy Reboot, and a Worthy Tribute!"
    Would you listen to And Another Thing... again? Why?

    I give this book a full place alongside the other 5 in the set.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of And Another Thing...?

    At first I was surprised that the book could exist at all (thinking that #5 had been "written into a corner" that it would be impossible for the characters to get out of) but then...well, let's just say my view of the zany Douglas Adams universe has been wonderfully expanded! :-)


    What about Simon Jones’s performance did you like?

    Getting Simon Jones to do the narration provided perfect pacing. I don't think it would have worked nearly so well without his narration.


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

    This is one of my perpetual favorites!


    Any additional comments?

    Rated PG-13 for mild profanity.

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    David Tunbridge Wells 03-03-13
    David Tunbridge Wells 03-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Of Course it's not Douglas Adams."

    He's dead. Sorry. Now shut up, grab your towel, and listen to Simon Jones read the book.

    If you've already read or listened to the first five, and the five radio plays, and possibly the television show, and the movie, and probably the Dirk Gently stuff and even DA's Dr Who stuff and you're still here looking at this book, you should get it.

    Maybe you'll think it's a brilliant cap on the series, being the sixth book in the trilogy and being not just published, but written post-mortem, and then read by the guy who's been Arthur Dent for 35 years now.

    Maybe you'll think it's a sad, macabre dance, like someone singing you lullaby's while wearing the skin of a dead friend as a mask.

    Either way, If you've made it this far, you need to know.

    (Oh, and grab Starship Titanic too! This is at least that good, whatever that backhanded recommendation is worth).

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    Evangeline United States 01-02-13
    Evangeline United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "The Search For Plot"
    What disappointed you about And Another Thing...?

    There are 2 things that actually disappointed me about this book. The first is a very weak plot line that is constantly being interrupted by Guide information, tangents, and flashbacks. Every time the story gets going again, it is interrupted and what little plot there is is lost. The other aspect of the book that I did not care for at all is the added vulgarity. I do not find vulgarity funny. "The business end of the spaceship", Zaphod's comment about "passing a stool", a reference to an alien "douching", the list goes on. Vulgarity is unnecessary. Douglas Adams did not use it nor did he need it. He had more class than that.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Eoin Colfer again?

    I would not listen to anything by Eoin Colfer again. In fact, I am going to exchange this book for a different one. The other Guides, I am going to keep.


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

    I have not listened to Simon Jones before. I thought he narrated the book very well and did an excellent job with the different voices of the characters.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was angry about mid-way through this book. It was off to an excellent start. I thought Colfer had captured a future look at the principal characters very well. Once the principal characters were brought together, the story went downhill from there. Colfer spent more time creating guide notes than he did creating a good plot. I had to rewind the book several times because he lost me in all of his notes. If you cut out the notes, tangents and flashbacks, the story itself may only be about an hour. I did not find the book comical as I did the Douglas Adams stories. Colfer should not have been chosen to continue the series.


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    None of your damn business Seattle, WA 03-23-12
    None of your damn business Seattle, WA 03-23-12 Member Since 2011

    I love Audiobooks. I listen to roughly 50-100 hours a month. It's a good thing I work for Audible!

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    "So long, No thanks for this week-old fish."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you absolutely can't get enough of the Hitchhiker's Guide story, you liked the recent movie version, and have a strong stomach for bad puns this one is for you.


    What was most disappointing about Eoin Colfer’s story?

    I like Eoin Colfer's original work, they're fun.

    I think he did himself a disservice trying to tell a story with characters and a universe he didn't create. This read like a book that was designed by committee using focus groups. There wasn't anything interesting, unfamiliar or unexplored that was revealed in this story. It was like a bad reunion show after a TV series goes off the air - the cast no longer has the same freshness or chemistry.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was great - exactly the kind of performance you expect for a british comedy.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from And Another Thing...?

    Only the parts between the front and back cover.


    Any additional comments?

    Stick with the originals, or better yet - go find something new and fresh -this one will disappoint.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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