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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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  • alan mchenry
    2/8/15
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    "My Best Book Ever"
    Would you listen to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy again? Why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marvin, he was unique first real anti hero I had come across.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The whale and the Petunias


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't try to understand it - yet.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • barbara
    1/23/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luke
    1/22/15
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    "Devastatingly wonderful"

    A completely and utterly ruinously stupendous book, audio gold from Stephen Fry! I really did love the fantastic story! Amazing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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

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