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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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    Dan 03-10-16
    Dan 03-10-16
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    "Enjoyable, somewhat random book"

    After listening to a biography, this was a great change of pace. I really enjoyed the quirkiness of this book and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.

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    JM 03-09-16
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    "Classic"

    A classic book, possibly even better in audio format. Would definitely recommend to others.

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    Damien Callan 03-08-16
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    "Overrated"
    What disappointed you about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

    It's a reasonably funny book, but unfortunately the actual decent laughs are few and far between. It's possible the writer was as high as a kite when he wrote it and perhaps one needs to be in a similar state to truly enjoy it. Fry does a pretty good job but he can't make comedy gold out of the material. I'm just surprised it's so popular considering it's mediocrity.


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    Justin 03-08-16
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    "Awesome book"

    The narrator really brought this book to life for me. It's better than the movie in my opinion.

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    Luke G. 03-06-16
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    "HA!"

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! that was funny. good book

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    sinisa 03-06-16
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    "masterpiece!"

    great book narated by a great dude. stephen fry's narration is absolutely astonishing. the story itself is incredible ang super funny!

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    Reid Robinson 03-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fry and Douglas work perfectly."

    loved it. Fry's narration is perfect for the tone of this author. he might be my favorite narrator yet.

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    Daniel Walker Wellington, New Zealand 03-04-16
    Daniel Walker Wellington, New Zealand 03-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wholly remarkable book"

    Love this book and have read it in physical form many many times. This reading by Stephen Fry is an excellent way to experience the story.

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    Matias 03-02-16
    Matias 03-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Why haven't you listened to this book already?"

    Do it.
    Douglas Adams is brilliant, Stephen Fry is fantastic and this book is out-of-this-world
    I still have to put words into this review, so basically from this point on all of this is pointless. So, how's life? Good good.

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    Shawn 03-01-16
    Shawn 03-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "such a classic!"

    Stephen Fry absolutely brings the story to life with his different voices and comedic delivery. 10/10

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