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Life, the Universe, and Everything Audiobook

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

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.
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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.

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"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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    Samantha 09-08-15
    Samantha 09-08-15 Member Since 2014
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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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    Jennifer 08-06-15
    Jennifer 08-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Weirdly wonderful"

    Weirdly wonderful. An unfathomable series of ridiculous and improbable adventures. Just loved it. I was quite curious how Adams was going to pick up the story again after leaving folks scattered around in both space and time, but come back together they did. And fantastically saved the universe. I particularly enjoyed the passages on flying. Looking forward to another installment of zany fun.

    Martin Freeman's narration was fantastic, so many unique and incredible voices!

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    Michael 07-17-15
    Michael 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolute Cricket fan"

    Loved the narration and voices. But trying to use Belgium gratuitously in my screen play doesn't seem to be working all too well.

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    R 04-25-15
    R 04-25-15
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    "Worth It"

    The book is a classic. Martin Freeman is an excellent narrator with many distinct voices

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    what is it? Boston, MA 02-09-15
    what is it? Boston, MA 02-09-15
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    "a continuation of the cheerful story"

    enjoyed it as I enjoyed the first two books. no need to comment about the narration as we all know how good is martin freemen.

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    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 01-07-15
    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 01-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Gloriously Chaotic"

    From cricket at Lords to the planet Cricket, this book offers that wild, but also whimsical ride that only Douglas Adams was able to deliver. The delivery is superb, and an absolute pleasure to listen to.

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    Patric 12-16-14
    Patric 12-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "great book! great narrator"

    martin freeman and the rest of the production team did a terrific job narrating this masterpiece!

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    LosBaz 06-20-14
    LosBaz 06-20-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Nothing beats the first book"
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    The second book and the third book are just odd short stories that do not flow as well as the first book. Enough is enough for me after this one.

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    Nina 05-21-14
    Nina 05-21-14 Member Since 2013

    Some books just become your best friend. I have a few best friends and I continue to read them over and over again.

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    First I have to say that I LOVE the Hitchhikers Guide series! It is one of my favorites and I will continue to re-read the series. Out of the 5 book series this is the one that I did not care of very much. I found myself trying to get through it for some reason. Don't get me wrong I love the book but compared to the first two this one was not my favorite. Narration was wonderfully done by Martin Freeman who is one of my favorites! Still recommend reading it as part of the series.


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