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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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    Christina 11-10-16
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    "Hilarious Situations and Silly Names"

    Just as random and delightful as the previous books. Truly hilarious moments about the game of cricket, mattresses, reincarnation, fooling gravity, and alphabetical insults. My personal favorite book in the series. Martin Freeman is spectacular.

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    E in Atlanta 10-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "completely different read 25 years later"
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    When I read these as a 14 year old, I thought they were hilarious. As a 40 year old, this one made me cry. A perfect portrait of middle age depression and the absurdism employed to cope in the face of the second half of life.

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    Brandon 09-14-16
    Brandon 09-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bravo for Martin Freeman. Best man for the job."

    If you perfer mono-readers rather than a group of people reading the script, then Martin Freeman is your guy. The voices for each character are constant and hardly ever change. Ever. Thank you Martin Freeman.

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    Megan L. Vasquez Wyoming 08-30-16
    Megan L. Vasquez Wyoming 08-30-16

    Gluten and Dairy Free

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    "my favorite series of all time"

    I can listen to it over and over again and do. One of the best pieces of literature in the universe.

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    Bala 08-11-16
    Bala 08-11-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Adams and Freeman Fan"

    I think these books are my favorite Freeman's work and I'm already a big fan of his other work.

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    John 08-02-16
    John 08-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It was pretty good"

    Maybe I just am more familiar with the first book and was possibly not paying as much attention as I could have, but I didn't think it was quite as good. Also, I understand that it's a performance, but it is really hard to understand what he's saying when they put some weird filter for some of the robots.
    Still, it had a lot of Douglass Adams' genius wit, so I'm not really complaining about it on the whole.

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    Jenny29 07-04-16
    Jenny29 07-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love It!"

    Martin Freeman!!

    He does a wonderful narration. These books are so funny and he definitely does them justice!

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

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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 2016
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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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