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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Horse trainer by day, super hero by night, book lover all the time.
Bring a towel...no thats theirs...Hilarious space adventure. That will work.
The characters are amazing. The range between the nervous Arthur, the adventurous Ford, the dim witted but loveable Zaphod, the resourceful Trillian, and (my favorite) Marvin the manically depressed robot.
Stephen Fry is amazing in almost everything he does and this is no exception.
This is a book I DID listen to all in one sitting
Be ready to get the next books in the series :)
I was hesitant to start listening to books, but I felt like Douglas Adams style and story telling would be a perfect starting point. And it was, the voice of Stephen fry matches so well with how I thought the story would sound.
If you're on the fence about this, don't be. I've listened to tons of audible books and Stephen Fry is the most perfectly suited narrator to a story I've listened to so far. It plays like Monty Python on tape. This was a very well spent credit.
I really enjoyed this book. It's crazy, interesting, creative, and fast moving. There is not a lot of time wasted on building up. Great style of writing.
There is something very spectacular about douglas adams writing. This story takes you fantastic ride through the galaxy. There's never a dull moment.
Yes, this was the first audiobook I ever listened to and still the one I enjoy the most. I have listened to it several times now and enjoy it every time.
The humor and writing style are immensely enjoyable. The matter of fact way the author doles out the story is just great. The word choices and writing are incredibly sharp. Love it.
I was initially afraid to leave a review because I lack the words to describe why I love it so much. The characters are distinct, the plot interesting, the humor sharp, and the writing witty. Always good for a laugh. Don't think it is all humor though, the author explores lots of meaty ideas but always in an enjoyable way. Just stop reading reviews and start listening already!
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