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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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.
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!!
Excellent narration and story, I wasn't sure what to expect from this novel, but I was laughing like a madman through most of it. I can't wait to keep reading more from this author. Stupendous narration made it even more fun.
The narrator has a great voice first of all. The story is classic for any reader who enjoys the idea of leaving the planet earth. It is also notable that the book does not try to push on comedy for the sake of it, and pushes a good narrative for those addicted to interstellar stories. The "dolphin" quote is also memorable.
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