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.
This sequel has a surprising ending, delivers mind boggling scenarios that keeps the reader/listener repeating phrasing just to keep up. The listener is Arthur Dint and you have to be Ford to navigate through the knot the universe becomes.
I loved the story and it was read very well. Unexpected things were always around the corner and Freedman did a very good job of telling them. Readers of all sorts will love this book ( even though there is no Marvin
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.
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