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.
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"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)
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.
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!
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 ...
I would recommend this audio book. I find that Stephy Fry performance gives the perfect tonality for Douglas Adams work.
The closest would be the Eyre Affaire.
Say something about yourself!
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.
The charaters in this book was all, special, and funny, in each of there own way, so i dont have a favorite character.
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.
Yes if i had the time, i would definitely listen to the whole book all in one sitting.
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
Stephen Fry has managed to disappoint again with a rather stolid reading of a very funny and great book. So sad.
A fantastic book read by a fantastic guy. who keeps you enthralled through the entire story next!!!!!!!!
the best book ever written, Stephen fry just adds to the experience, absolutely brilliant
"Much ado about nothing"
Not that funny, really! Steven Fry read it marvellously but that wasn't enough for me, I'm afraid.
It's the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy read by Stephen fry, expect only 5 stars.
"Hard work but really enjoyable!"
I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoy a transparent shower curtain and my favourite pair of binoculars.
lots of genuin laughs and a good way to pass time
wasting words now cuz i gotta do it lol.
absolutely fantastic. Stephen fry is wonderful and narrates with humour and genuinely beautiful characterisation. best audio book I've ever listened to
"Trip down memory lane"
It was a revisit of a book I had read about 30/40 years ago
The boarding of the Vogon ship
Yes, especially his own autobiographies
It's not really a book that shifts you emotionally, but just takes you on a jolly ride
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.
Very very funny it is a must read / listen for all people. Cant Wait for getting the second book
"A must "read""
the improbability this story is still as current and relevant today is rather depressing :)
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