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