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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Whether he's giving voice to Zaphod's zaniness or Marvin's manic depression, narrator Stephen Fry is pitch-perfect (or is that Prefect?). If you've yet to discover Arthur Dent's end-of-the-world antics in audio - Don't Panic! Just grab the nearest towel, plug in your earbuds - and hold on! �Steve Feldberg

Publisher's Summary

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.") and a galaxy full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!

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.

©1980 Serious Productions Ltd; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    Tara Lofley CO 07-30-16
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    "strangely satisfying"

    It went nowhere fast, which was what I expected. It was a nice change from other books I usually read. Funny and pointless.

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    Julia Everitt 07-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "life changing"

    the book is amazing, Steven Fry, obviously amazing, something to fall into and completely lose yourself for a little while

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    C.D.LaFreniere 07-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I see where the movie failed."

    It was not too bad. Steven is a great narrator. I enjoyed the book, it hust seemed a bit dry to me. This is the second time around with this book for me. It was much funnier when ibwas in high school.

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    Jonah 07-22-16
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    "A sci-fi classic"

    A great book with fantastic characters and situasions. Even if it dose begin with the destruction of earth and all humanity.

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    Dalton 07-20-16
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    most imaginative story I have listened to. a classic that I read as a child and thoroughly enjoyed revisiting as an adult.

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    Kathryn 07-18-16
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    "absolutely wonderful"

    Stephen Fry was superb as the reader, the writing was fantastic, and I have never laughed so hard in my whole life. Will read again and again, recommend it to anyone.

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    Taylor 07-17-16
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    "Phenomenal narrator"

    The book itself is already fantastic but the narrators inflection and range for character voices was wonderful

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    "Didn't disappoint"

    I've been wanting to read to this book for a while. I finally decided to listen to it and wasn't disappointed at all. The story was great! Very entertaining and funny and thought provoking.

    The narrator was wonderful. Very energetic and lively. Obviously just a wonderful book over all!!

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    "Great read Fry the best"

    Great story I can read over and over. Fry does a very good job so good I have a very clear picture of the characters and the universe.

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    Scott Odle 07-11-16
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    "Great story, chapter markers messed up"

    Excellent story and performance, absolutely hilarious.

    The chapter markers seemed to be messed up though, only 5 chapters are listed.

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