Don't miss the first parts of the series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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"Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist....He is anything but harmless." (The Washington Post Book World)
"Hitchhiker fans rejoice!...[Here's] more of the same zany nonsensical mayhem." (The New York Times Book Review)
Hitchhiker is just plain fun. I loved the series when i was young. I read it in college, and again in Med school, and again when i started reading for pleasure again, and now I am going to listen to them all.
I cannot wait. I just wish Douglas was alive for more, but I am about to read Coffer's installment (or try) for a 6th book in the series.
In Mostly Harmless, Adams' brings the Hitchhikers' series ti a fitting close. It is a bit more seriious than the other books, still very funny though, but also contains one of the greates scenes of domesticity in English literature - the description of "The Sandwich Maker". There is a lot of modern cosmology hidden in this book - Adams certainly relied on Multiverse theories to create the stage for his work.
But all that aside - it is a very enjoyable listen, albeit in a slightly different fashion than some of the earlier books. The comic criticism of some elements of modern life is hard to miss...
Very disconnected compared to his other work. It was not as good as his previous books. The narrator is always great however.
I couldn't imagine a more Arthur Denty Arthur Dent than the wonderful Martin Freeman. He breathes wonderful life into all of the characters especially Arthur Dent.
Martin Freeman is a wonderful narrarator. the sorry was very entertaining. lots of sarcasm and wit as one would expect fr Douglas Adams.
I cannot think of a more natural choice for the narrator. Not just because he played Arthur Dent in the movie (if I recall correctly), but because he has the dawdling Brit thing down so well.
It makes me think Freeman and Douglas Adams were kindred spirits.
I've read the books, and listening to this was no less of a pleasure.
I would recomend it to friends and famely, the serie is wondrful and I hope it will mak people think.
Well I wold compare it to the rest of the hitchiker ore somthing like dun. There is only one.
He do all the charekters well, whit the exeption of zhafod.
I would like to listen to most of my books in one setting, but life is not so easy.
It is a exilarating storry that I which every one to read or hear.
Martin Freeman did a fantastic job narrating. Voices were varied and distinguishable, but more than that, they fit each character wonderfully. Each voice, each reading of the dialouge seemed to have been chosen with astute consideration.
Although there are some bright spots, most of this book is pretty bleak. I happen to love the addition of Random though, and the effect she has on Arthur.
I loved getting another helping of THGTTG.
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