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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with.
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Publisher's Summary

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place.

©1979 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2005 Random House US

What the Critics Say

"By turns authoritative as the narrator, bemused as Arthur Dent, deadpan as Ford Prefect and manic as Zaphod Beeblebrox, he [Stephen Fry] makes an altogether appropriate reader . . . The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" (The Times)

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    Amanda Sydney, Australia 05-12-14
    Amanda Sydney, Australia 05-12-14

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    Stephen Fry is the only person who should ever be allowed to narrate this story. His voice, his intonations, his pace and his grasp of subtle wit leaves all other possibles eating his dust.

    This is one of the best stories ever written, and Mr Fry did it justice.

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    Graeme Sydney, Australia 04-21-14
    Graeme Sydney, Australia 04-21-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Revisiting an old friend and bravo Stephen Fry!"

    So many great lines in this book.
    Completely silly and completely perfect. Have read this many times, but just finished audio book version read by Stephen Fry, which is a lot like having a bowl of the the best ice cream in the world and adding lots of yummy freckles and chic chips!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul McMahon Fremantle, Australia 03-23-14
    Paul McMahon Fremantle, Australia 03-23-14 Listener Since 2007

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    "Steven Fry nails it"

    Hitchhikers was always a bit uneven for me ... but never too uneven to not be a fan.

    Steven Fry does an excellent job ironing out that unevenness. He has a good range of voices and I found myself not hearing his own voice through everything, which, given his TV exposure is quite a feat. Now and then I thought his choices reflected the original radio broadcast and TV series and I liked that.

    I recommend the Guide ...

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    Celia 01-07-14
    Celia 01-07-14
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    "Wonderful Whimsical Adventure in Space"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audio book. I find that Stephy Fry performance gives the perfect tonality for Douglas Adams work.


    What other book might you compare Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to and why?

    The closest would be the Eyre Affaire.


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    Lasse brøndby, Denmark 11-18-13
    Lasse brøndby, Denmark 11-18-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great story, great narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the printed version. But i really liked the audio version.
    And i will definitely listen to the rest of the book in the serie at some point.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The charaters in this book was all, special, and funny, in each of there own way, so i dont have a favorite character.


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

    I have not listen to any of audiobook narrated by Stephen Fry before, but this one was very good. So i dont think it will be the last Stephen Fry book i have listen to.


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

    Yes if i had the time, i would definitely listen to the whole book all in one sitting.


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    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 12-28-12
    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 12-28-12 Member Since 2015

    I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.

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    "As always a great story, highly amusing but..."

    Stephen Fry has managed to disappoint again with a rather stolid reading of a very funny and great book. So sad.

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  • Neale
    12/10/15
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    "fantastic"

    A fantastic book read by a fantastic guy. who keeps you enthralled through the entire story next!!!!!!!!

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  • Nathan Atkinson
    10/19/15
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    "10/10"

    the best book ever written, Stephen fry just adds to the experience, absolutely brilliant

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  • carmen perez-gonzalez
    10/11/15
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    "Much ado about nothing"

    Not that funny, really! Steven Fry read it marvellously but that wasn't enough for me, I'm afraid.

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  • Dark Cadeux
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    10/8/15
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    "Well"

    It's the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy read by Stephen fry, expect only 5 stars.

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  • neil
    10/6/15
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    "Hard work but really enjoyable!"

    I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoy a transparent shower curtain and my favourite pair of binoculars.

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  • dayo
    9/29/15
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    "fun read"

    lots of genuin laughs and a good way to pass time
    wasting words now cuz i gotta do it lol.

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  • lee brown
    9/15/15
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    "amazing"

    absolutely fantastic. Stephen fry is wonderful and narrates with humour and genuinely beautiful characterisation. best audio book I've ever listened to

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  • Stuart A. McIntosh
    9/9/15
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    "Trip down memory lane"
    What did you like most about Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

    It was a revisit of a book I had read about 30/40 years ago


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

    The boarding of the Vogon ship


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

    Yes, especially his own autobiographies


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It's not really a book that shifts you emotionally, but just takes you on a jolly ride


    Any additional comments?

    The only real disappointment was how familiar it all was. I guess I'd hoped I'd have forgotten most of it but I hadn't and, so it wasn't knew. Rather it was a trip down memory lane.

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  • Rebecca
    8/23/15
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    "Great book"

    Very very funny it is a must read / listen for all people. Cant Wait for getting the second book

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  • Natalia Borghoff
    8/13/15
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    "A must "read""

    the improbability this story is still as current and relevant today is rather depressing :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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