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Mostly Harmless Audiobook

Mostly Harmless

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Publisher's Summary

It's not just a trilogy any more. In the fifth book of this popular series, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, and immediately all hell breaks loose. In short, it's up to him to save the world from total multi-dimensional obliteration, the Guide from a hostile alien takeover, and the daughter he never knew he had from herself. A tall order, to say the least. And one he's really not up to, thank you very much.

Don't miss the first parts of the series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

©1992 Serious Productions, Ltd; (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Joe 03-20-15
    Joe 03-20-15
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    "The end...."

    Great story, however, was a little disappointed in the way it ended. so I guess I'm going on to the next book, AND ANOTHER THING.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Craig H. 06-19-10
    Craig H. 06-19-10 Member Since 2015

    I'm a Cardiac Anesthesiologist with two college aged children. I used 2 check my kid's books for appropriateness & now enjoy those books 2.

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    "Love Hitchiking"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Patryk 08-20-16
    Patryk 08-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good but others are better"

    i liked IT and IT was worth the purchase. there is nothing more to be said

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    joan Atlanta, ga,United States 08-18-16
    joan Atlanta, ga,United States 08-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "now I've read them all! R.I.P. Doug!"

    it's been at least a decade or two since I've read the "trilogy" and I didn't know this last book existed. I'm glad a friend enlightened me, it was true to its nature and in keeping with the rest of the entertaining series. I saw Douglas Adams speak at my university in the early 90s, I'm glad I came in contact with him and his books. RIP Douglas!

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    Chad 05-18-16
    Chad 05-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best of the series "

    While not the best of the series, as the fifth entry in the classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy" Douglas Adams puts forward a excellent effort that continues the adventures decently. I recommend to those that have read the previous 4 installments.

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

    I'm a software developer.

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    "Dissapointed"

    Having loved Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, it's pretty obvious that only the first book is the hit. The rest are just 'eh'. There are funny moments sprinkled in, but Mostly Harmless really has nothing going on for any good reason.

    This is a major departure from the style you'd expect from this series and on top of that, it doesn't offer anything to advance our characters storylines other than a dumb ending for the sake of an ending.

    Martin Freeman is awesome though. I really wish he'd narrate more books.

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    John G 04-07-16
    John G 04-07-16
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    "Tedious"

    By this point in the series, the author's attempts to be zany and clever are tiresome. Couldn't wait for it to be over.

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    David Kinney 03-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I too would like to thank you for the fish"
    What did you love best about Mostly Harmless?

    I am a very intense kind of thinking person and have a hard time shutting down the brain at sleeping time. Reading this kind of novel is like a mini marathon for your mind. The words fly at you so fast there almost gibberish but Martin doesn't awesome job as you will could expect.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Douglas brings things back around but I'm really not sure what it was all about but this kind of story who cares it was fun.


    Have you listened to any of Martin Freeman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Same O same O


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    One sitting? It could've given me a heart attack


    Any additional comments?

    This ain't literature it's just fun

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    Elias Karam Sacramento, CA USA 01-07-16
    Elias Karam Sacramento, CA USA 01-07-16 Member Since 2015

    ESK

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    "The conclusion"

    If you read the others... You will want closure :). Then this book 5... is for you.

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    Chris Bordeman 11-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Most boring Douglas Adams book I've heard"

    I love Douglas Adam's earlier books, but this was just boring. It really lacks the fun of earlier books.

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