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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"out of herr"
Always loved this story, the audio book just makes it better, loved every bit of it
"Everything I hoped for....perfect"
I grew up with HGTTG, radio, TV and books, so expections were high but I needn't have worried. In Stephen Frys hands, this was perfect.
"Fry is phenomenal"
Great narration from Mr Fry. Eases entertainingly back and forth between characters and seems to have a great time doing it.
"A classic title, classically narrated"
Stephen Fry did Douglas proud with his narration of this excellent story. Not a single moment or nuance was lost during his telling of the tale - a tale which never ceases to thrill and satisfy my need for good, solid work.
It was like listening to a beautiful song being sung by a beautiful lady. It met my exception straight away. It is beautifully read.
"Like Reading it Myself"
Stephen Fry has read this the same way I read the book many, many years ago. A real pleasure, but too many Americanism that aren't in the original
Stephen Fry is the only highlight of this book.
I tried it because it was recommended and raved about by so many of my friends. Unfortunately, I thought that the plot was silly, boring and pointless.
I would not recommend this book at all.
A must read (or listen to) Stephen Fry is very good. Puts character into it.
"My Best Book Ever"
I have read the book in hardback and paperback, listened to the radio show, seen a film and will see the play. The variation in them all adds to my enjoyment as they are all different.
Marvin, he was unique first real anti hero I had come across.
The whale and the Petunias
Don't try to understand it - yet.
"It's the hitch hikers guide to the galaxy"
I can not give it a higher review but I wish I could. The only possible problem with it is that it is TOO good.
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