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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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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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    Amazon Customer 04-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved every second of it"

    it was a great listen, i enjoyed every second of it. thank you Stephen fry for reading the book. ut was a great journey to the galaxy

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    Taylor Hardy 04-01-16
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    "quite good"

    Steven Fry is a treat as always and his voice lends well to the dry incredulity of the book.

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    Andrew H Anchorage, AK 03-28-16
    Andrew H Anchorage, AK 03-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Meh"

    What's all the fuss about? Silly. Wish I would not have bought. Better books to spend time on. Move along!

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    Panagiotis Kouvelis 03-28-16

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    "Amazing"

    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!

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    mark moore, OK, United States 03-22-16
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    "Excellent today as it was the first time I read it"

    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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    Paul M Laureano ORLANDO, FLORIDA, US 03-18-16
    Paul M Laureano ORLANDO, FLORIDA, US 03-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "This is my favorite story."

    I love this book only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is cause I heard the author read it first and that reading was much better in my opinion.

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    Blair 03-17-16
    Blair 03-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "did not captivate our listeners."

    struggled to finish. didn't end up listening to whole book because the narrative drones on and was hard to believe.

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    "Perfect"

    Brilliant narration by Stephen Fry, and obviously first class story telling and humor by the late, great Douglas Adams.

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    Terry Warwick, NY United States 03-16-16
    Terry Warwick, NY United States 03-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Totally Enjoyable Listen!"

    It's a little dated by now, but this was the original and best spoof of science and modern technology - it was like listening to the whole cast of Monty Python in outer space!

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    ChoiJunHyuk 03-15-16
    ChoiJunHyuk 03-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book "

    The narration was flawless. The story was comical and interesting. I give 42 out of 42

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