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Mostly Harmless

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.
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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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    Craig H. 06-19-10
    Craig H. 06-19-10 Member Since 2015
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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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    elad 05-26-15
    elad 05-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great book"

    better than the printed version, great book, eye opener, outside the box as usual... I'm obviously a fan :-)

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    Joe 03-20-15
    Joe 03-20-15 Member Since 2015
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris&Kris Souza 03-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not the best of the bunch."

    It is , in my opinion, the weakest in the series. Seems a bit disjointed and boring and has an unsatisfying ending. Still worth a listen if you're a fan but maybe revisit the others afterwards to remind yourself why you liked this series in the first place.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Antoinette 02-20-15
    Antoinette 02-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Mostly confusingly funny"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David H. 02-04-15
    David H. 02-04-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great book"

    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

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    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 01-11-15
    Louis Dalmeny, SK, Canada 01-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The Finale"

    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...

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    Anthony Tortorici 01-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good performance but the story wasn't all that"

    Very disconnected compared to his other work. It was not as good as his previous books. The narrator is always great however.

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    Patryk Rurek 01-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, great performance"

    Freeman does a terrific job of narrating these incredibly fun books. I would recommend for anyone who likes fun reads.

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    steve 01-05-15
    steve 01-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "If your angry"

    if your angry with the universe and everything seems weird life has you up in arms. this book won't help but its a great listen anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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