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'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.
the best narration i have ever heard , the book was amusing with very nice quotes.
It was definitely an excellent, casual listen. the light heartedness i felt. the moments where i just couldnt help but crack a wide smile.
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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