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Life, the Universe, and Everything Audiobook

Life, the Universe, and Everything: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads, so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.

They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vice president of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox.

How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert "universal" Armageddon and save life as we know it, and don't know it!

Listen to the rest of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy".

Want to learn more about the new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie? Listen to this interview with Robbie Stamp, close friend of Douglas Adams and executive producer of the film.

©1982 Serious Productions, Ltd.; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading." (The Arizona Daily Star)

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    Chris Tidwell USA 05-20-16
    Chris Tidwell USA 05-20-16 Member Since 2015

    Silke der Zweite

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    "Adams is awesome"

    Just wish the audio didn't utilize music in spots. Makes me think the book is at an end.

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    S. Parikh 05-08-16
    S. Parikh 05-08-16

    I'm a software developer.

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    "It works!"

    The plot and events are much tighter than previous books, and it still has that absurd humor to it. Martin Freeman does an amazing job.

    While this is worth a listen, be prepared for a slightly disappointing ending, and possibly to stop the series after this installment.

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    Garet 05-08-16
    Garet 05-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "mind expansion"

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is full of satire and play on words. It will expand your mind and give you a different view on the word; not to mention the enormous amount of comedy that will be sure to put a smile on your face. I would recommend any of these books to someone looking for a good read/listen.

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    shane 04-02-16
    shane 04-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    I love it. Start to finish. I enjoy all the stories that are written by Douglas Adams

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    Erin Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-15-16
    Erin Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Never a better performance"

    Martin Freeman is spectacular, Douglas Adams is incredible - I'm starting it all over again, just because I can!

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    Chad 02-03-16
    Chad 02-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Well Done "

    Very good book, well written and a nice continuation of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams worth checking out.

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    Will 11-16-15
    Will 11-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant, Just a Half Step Behind First Two"

    If you've made it as far as book three, no doubt you're a fan of Douglas Adams's delightful world, characters, and humor. If that is the case, you will love this installment as well. The movement of the plot and the interaction between the characters feels just a tad more sluggish here than in the first two installments, but the lasting impression is of the same wacky brilliance that we've come to know and love.

    Life, the Universe, and Everything makes you think so outlandishly about the universe that you'll be inclined to just hang the sense of it and keep yourself busy. This is a worthy installment in a genius series, but a bit shy of being the best.

    On the audiobook production: Freeman continues to impress with his range of character voices. He's a star.

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    anthony hart 09-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "nonsensical"

    Nat as good as the first two books. There are too many nonsensical details and less story.

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    Samantha 09-08-15
    Samantha 09-08-15
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    "a step down"

    This book is the third of the series and is not what I wanted it to be. I have only read up to this one, but so far it is the least exciting to me. It is not nearly as silly as the first two, and the silliness is exactly what I like about them. It also has an unsatisfying resolution. I am hoping for something better from the next one.

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    Joshua 08-09-15
    Joshua 08-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect quirk"

    Classic Douglas Adams. Mind blowing and hilarious. Clever in a way that most can't fathom.

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