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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"Beautiful nonsensical brilliance"
Read all the books, seen the TV and Film version s. Love Hitchhikers and Co tinge to love and enjoy
Really easy to listen to, extremely funny! Stephen fry nails it!
The story is really engrossing and I often found myself sat in the car park just to finish off a chapter!
A great Sci fi...thats not really Sci fi feeling!
shame that it didn't go on for longer. Comedy was in a class of its own
"Classic story with excellent narration"
Title says it all, great evening wind down. I've also started watching Dirk Gently on Netflix which is also very good.
Very weird! I can't remember having listened to a book stranger than this. And yet, I must say I quite enjoyed it, mainly due to Stephen Fry's narration which is brilliant.
"Stephen Fry and a fantastic story."
Stephen Fry narrates the brilliant and funny hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. I thoroughly enjoyed this and will be continuing the series!
loved it. Stephen Fry is such an amazing narrator.Such a funny book. Really worth listening to.
"Amazing story and good narrator"
I would highly recommend this book to anyone that even mildly enjoys science fiction books as it is absolutely hilarious! Almost anyone can read/listen. The only people whom I might discourage to read this book are mainly small children as they may not understand some of the content within the book. Overall the book was amazing and I loved it! I have both read the book and listened to the audio by the way!!!!! The tale is told beautifully!
"Great book, great reading by Stephen Fry"
I can now see why this is a classic, very ahead of its time. I loved it
As a 42 year old man, I have never read the book or seen the movie, but I knew it was going to be a silly space adventure.
The problem for me, I found it silly at the expense of being interesting. I found myself willing the book to end, and when it did I thought I was missing a large chunk of the story.
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