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.
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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
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!
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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