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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | [Douglas Adams]

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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  • Mrs
    United Kingdom
    1/19/15
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    "A classic."

    Well read by Mr Fry.

    It has Zaphod. Towels, Poetry , and the book.

    that's enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mika Neko
    1/19/15
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    "Very funny and intriguing story"

    even though I watched the movie, I found the story a lot better and funnier quite honestly. worth the purchase!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tegan
    1/11/15
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    "Brilliant book, beautifully narrated!"

    Don't panic! Just grab your towel and be prepared to listen to this repeatedly! Is today Thursday? Could never get the hang of Thursdays or reviews.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    1/3/15
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    "about time I caught up with this one!"

    I love Stephen Fry as narrator, the story still holds up. Loved it and looking forward to book 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kokkie_d
    South Shields, United Kingdom
    12/30/14
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    "Very English, very improbable"

    Steven fry does a great enactment of this fantastic story. Douglas Adams wrote a very creative and innovative universe. I wish I could be Arthur Dent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Henry Wood
    12/22/14
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    "Very funny and absolutely brilliant"
    If you could sum up Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant Space Nonsense


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Arthur Dent - The pure sarcasm the character shows and pessimistic attitude portrayed is incredibly funny


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

    n/a


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

    The life of the whale upon the discovery of Magrathea


    Any additional comments?

    Very funny book with a good performance from Stephen Fry

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jamie
    12/20/14
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    "Good but a little confusing... "

    This is a very good book I found it fum to listen whenever I had a few minutes to wait but it did get very confusing at times...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EvaGM
    8/19/14
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    "Stephen Fry: the icing on the cake"
    Any additional comments?

    A nerd's delight, laugh-out-loud comedy, enhanced masterfully by Stephen Fry's dulcet tones. A great first contact with the story and perfect way to revisit it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • owen
    6/14/14
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    "Stephen Fry, what a man!"
    If you could sum up Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in three words, what would they be?

    Life, Universe, Everything.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Heart of Gold which is the first prototype ship to successfully use the revolutionary Infinite Improbability Drive. After hearing how it worked, why are we not funding this!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The start where they are in the pub and bought 6 pints, wait was it 8?


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

    No... But I did it anyway!


    Any additional comments?

    Douglas Adams watched the universe in a specific weird way, I am happy he wrote this book and plan to continue listening to the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Esther
    Wales
    1/12/14
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    "A classic - richer by far than the film/TV version"

    I first heard this narrated on BBC radio four in the seventies and loved it then. I have since read it (more than once) and seen film and TV adaptations, but this audio performance by Stephen Fry is probably the best (with apologies to Peter Jones). It is still brilliant and funny, even if its speech patterns ( 'a frood who knows where his towel is' is SO sixties) are a little dated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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