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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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    Ingebjørg 04-12-16
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    "loved it!"

    i love this book ♡ Mr Fry did an excellent job reading it! :) ♡

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    Leah 04-12-16
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    "Laugh out loud funny!"

    Hilariously witty, light yet profound. A lovely story for any age. And the narration really made it.

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    SCM San Francisco, CA 04-11-16
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    "Translates very well to Audio"

    I had thought that THGTTG would not translate well from the written word and "theater of the mind" into an audio presentation. Especially after that disaster of a movie they tried to make in the most recent attempt. Boy was I wrong. This is terrific. The humor works, the story works, and the narrator brilliantly brought them all to life. Bravo

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    "Best Book EVER!"

    Celver humor, smart and ridiculously awesome to read when you want a good time. don't forget to bring a towel

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    Shane 04-06-16
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    "Out of this world!"

    One of the greatest sci-fi comedies combined with one of Britain's greatest comedians = Classic!

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    it was a great listen, i enjoyed every second of it. thank you Stephen fry for reading the book. ut was a great journey to the galaxy

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    Steven Fry is a treat as always and his voice lends well to the dry incredulity of the book.

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    Andrew H Anchorage, AK 03-28-16
    Andrew H Anchorage, AK 03-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    What's all the fuss about? Silly. Wish I would not have bought. Better books to spend time on. Move along!

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    "Amazing"

    One of the most famous and creative stories, narrated from one of the most famous and talented actor! Superb! I hope they will also release the rest of the books of the series. Amazing!

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    mark moore, OK, United States 03-22-16
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    "Excellent today as it was the first time I read it"

    I read this book as a teenager years ago. Still every bit as fun and irreverent as I remember. I would happily recommend this book to almost anyone

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