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)
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One of my favourite boos of all time, Stephens presentation was just how I imagined for this storey to be portrayed. Thank you for all the fish!
"fantastic satirical humour"
shame its not the whole book!
otherwise its a fantastic series mixing whit and humour with intelligent storyline.
Read before but totally enjoyed it on audiobook would recommend to everyone.
"The Hitchhiking review"
This book, and the way it was read, was wonderful.
It was absolutely brilliantly read, and it did the book justice.
Perfect reading before bed. Stephen Fry is an amazing narrator - on the hunt for more like this.
"would recommend "
funny , witty and well read...Stephen fry really brings the book to life. would highly recommend
"What an odd but thoroughly engaging listen."
Creative characters and an other worldly listen narrated perfectly. A story that just keeps you thinking and answering questions you never knew you needed the answer to!
What a load of old nonsense - I listened twice! - superbly read by Stephen Fry who could make reading a phone book interesting.
might listen again as it was easy to miss key parts of the plot when driving. enjoyed the narration.
"Simply amazingly funny"
For sure because of the humor and unexpected story. By far the funniest book Ive ever read and second only to the LOTR trilogy. Not a dull moment, no filling just awesome frosting. The ironical humor gave me flashbacks of the later parts of Gulliver's Travels, but far less cynical and sarcastic but still super sharp
Gulliver's Travels because of the edginess, but far softer and less targeted to upset and more just general humor
Flawless, perfect fit
Not really, I split it up into 1 hours parts and felt that was the way to do it
Best book Ive read 2015, second best overall and just amazing. Definitively a book I will come back to in a year or two. Seen the movie but that didnt leave a nearly as deep impact as the book, something that is rare for me
Clear 5/5 book and its easy to see why this is a modern classic
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