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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook

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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  • rebecca
    7/29/15
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    "Hilarious"

    Steven Fry does an excellent job at narrating this story. I Laughed all the the way through this book. An excellent listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zaba
    7/26/15
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    "Amazing!!!"
    Would you listen to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy again? Why?

    This book always put me in a good mood!


    What other book might you compare Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to, and why?

    not sure really, its one of those books which invite you to somebody else imagination world to explore.


    What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

    Stephen Fry was amazining, the book itself is great but his performance added to the comedy of the book.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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 :)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katheryn Brown
    7/25/15
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    "superb."

    This book combines two excellent features, my favourite book, and my favourite voice! wonderful stuff!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julianalispector
    7/24/15
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    "Entertainer master"
    What did you like most about Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

    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!


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Fry – was your favourite?

    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


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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 :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Borehamwood, United Kingdom
    7/22/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sophie S.
    7/20/15
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jonfaec
    7/20/15
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    "The quintessential British sci-fi novels..."
    What made the experience of listening to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy the most enjoyable?

    ...with a quintessential British narrator. Stephen Fry's tone of voice is perfectly suited to Douglas Adams' intelligent, knowing prose.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

    Surely delving through the Improbability Drive's fantastical workings - replete with potter plant and plummeting whale.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The mice confronting Arthur, hoping for his brain.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ron
    6/10/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexzandra Brown
    6/2/15
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    "Awesome"

    Stephen fry makes this amazing book. Will never look at mice in the same way

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    England
    5/30/15
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    "Amazing"

    I love this story so much and the fact it was read by one of my favourit people makes it even better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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