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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Written by: 
Douglas Adams
Narrated by: 
Stephen Fry
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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    Scott Chamberlain 12-29-15 Listener Since 2002
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    "exceptional book"

    loved it. the book was good by it self but the you add Douglas Adams narration it made it better.

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    Walt 12-27-15
    Walt 12-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrible, rubbish"

    This book made my brain bleed and I wanted to stick ice picks in my ears! I was hoping for some light hearted sci-fi what I got was rubbish!

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    Davida 12-23-15
    Davida 12-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    I know a lot of people love this book, but for me it is just ok.

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    Josiah 12-23-15
    Josiah 12-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great characters, great story."

    I've been meaning to read this book for quite a long time and was happy to find that it is a much simpler listen then I thought. I thought Stephen Fry did a very good job reading, in the nuances of tone between different characters was spot on. I'm looking forward to getting the rest of the series.

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    Jessica Jones TACOMA, WA, US 12-20-15
    Jessica Jones TACOMA, WA, US 12-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    Enjoyed it immensely. Stephen Fry is an amazing story teller. A definite must listen for any audio book fan out there.

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    Amazon Customer QUEEN CREEK, AZ, US 12-19-15
    Amazon Customer QUEEN CREEK, AZ, US 12-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    I love this story and Stephen Fry is fantastic as always. A hugely entertaining listen.

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    Hanna 12-16-15
    Hanna 12-16-15
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    "Reader for part 1"

    To bad that Stephen Fry voice isn't on the other bookparts, He is nice to listen to, and strange to sudently have to listen to another storyteller that isn't as good as Fry

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    Zzz... 12-15-15
    Zzz... 12-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narration for a funny "mindboggling" story."

    the best narration i have ever heard , the book was amusing with very nice quotes.

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    Cindobaby 12-14-15
    Cindobaby 12-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    I have always loved this story, Stephen Fry does a great job. alway a good read and love to pick it up when I just want a fun listen.

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    wes 12-11-15
    wes 12-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Just point your thumb to sky and hug your towel!"
    Where does The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was definitely an excellent, casual listen. the light heartedness i felt. the moments where i just couldnt help but crack a wide smile.


    What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

    The Style that the narrator gave was truly unique, very up lifting very casual and always spoken with confidence and poise.


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