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!
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I didn't feel there was any point to the book. There was no character to whom I could connect. The story was very disjointed.
Excellent performance. Fry's narration was good, i.e. distinct enunciation and good varied tonal qualities for varying characters.
Disappointment and frustration about my wasted time.
I just couldn't get into this story the way it was written and the narrator was hard to listen to. I couldn't force myself to finish the book.
I want my money back!
This rendition is delicious. If you have never read this book, listen to this audible book instead of reading it. It's absolutely wonderful.
This is the first book I downloaded for free thanks to Leo Laporte and TWIT. It was wonderfully read by Stephen Fry. The story was lite, funny and always interesting. I couldn't wait to turn it on again.
Douglas Adams is a comic genius! He puts random, weird and sometimes ridiculous things together to make an entertaining & interesting book. You can listen/read many times and pick up new & even funnier things each time. One of my favorites to listen to.
This book you can listen to over and over as there is always a bit you overlooked or forgot and when you hear it again, it is hilarious.
I love this book, and the reader.
I've seen the movie first, and the books is so entertaining. Some scenes in the movie are missing from this book, but they are just prolly in other books of this series.
Stephen Fry may be very good but I am very glad that I got it a couple of years ago narrated by Douglas Adams. The older version deserves the 5 stars.
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