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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Steven Fry does an excellent job at narrating this story. I Laughed all the the way through this book. An excellent listen.
This book always put me in a good mood!
not sure really, its one of those books which invite you to somebody else imagination world to explore.
Stephen Fry was amazining, the book itself is great but his performance added to the comedy of the book.
This book make everybody laugh it's so random and when you listening to it, it moves you to amazing world where everything is possible, even the most ridicules thing :)
This book combines two excellent features, my favourite book, and my favourite voice! wonderful stuff!
The story is unusual and involving. This book kept me company for a couple of days while I was driving around London on my pooch mobile business.The dogs had to listen to it as well and they loved it. I know that because they out of the blue started refusing to answer by their names until I started calling them Arthur, Marvin, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ford Prefect, Trillian, so on. Pooch identity crisis. The owners were informed, don't worry.
Stephen Fry does an absolutely brilliant job on the narration and his voice for Marvin is still stuck on my head and I have to ask my BF to sing "I'm a single lady" to take my mind out of it.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. It is already in my wish list, so I better win this prize for 5 credits as I have a busy wish list to look after!
Marvin, the depressed robot was fabulously performed by Fry. I'm not a negative person, just like robots' misery and Marvin made me laugh a lot. Paradoxal reaction to someone's depression I suppose... Or I'm just a psychopath (Sorry!! I'm reading 'The Psychopath test' now). Forget that
I laughed so hard with this book. It even cured my grumpiness way of driving for a couple of days... West London be grateful for this book. You were safer for a brief audible era. At some point I have to listen to it again.
It is a book for all ages. I was very unsure when Dan told me I HAD to "read" it. He won a kiss for that recommendation. Worth it baby :-)
"About as perfect as an audiobook can get."
I am a big lover of Hitchhikers Guide. I was introduced to it when I was about 7 by my mother who showed me the old BBC production from the early 80's. It was camp as hell but I still love it.
The film from about 10 years ago wasn't as good. It looked pretty, but lacked the heart of the original (and Marvin was way too cute to someone who had grown up with the square, legitimately depressed looking robot).
However, that film had one saving grace - Stephen Fry. He was perfect for the guide, so when I saw an audiobook with him as the narrator, I snapped it up. I already knew he could do audiobooks well from childhood harry potter audiobooks, so this was too good to pass up. Just picked up the next two with this month's credits and will be listening over the next few days.
"Classic family listen"
Having read this years ago as a teenager, I really enjoyed Stephen Fry's reading of it to my mostly teenage family on a long drive through France on holiday. Had us all laughing! They kept realising where sayings come from like 'life, the universe and everything' 'the answer is 42' 'don't panic' 'I'd far rather be happy than right any day'. Great for keeping the whole family amused - I'm going to download The restaurant at the end of the universe next!
"The quintessential British sci-fi novels..."
...with a quintessential British narrator. Stephen Fry's tone of voice is perfectly suited to Douglas Adams' intelligent, knowing prose.
Surely delving through the Improbability Drive's fantastical workings - replete with potter plant and plummeting whale.
The mice confronting Arthur, hoping for his brain.
"Mr Fry is simply delightful. Mr Adams even more."
what could be said about thgttg that has not already? but if you haven't heard ... it's wonderful, anarchic, and -like space itself - it's out there.
Stephen fry makes this amazing book. Will never look at mice in the same way
I love this story so much and the fact it was read by one of my favourit people makes it even better
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