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 knew of the title of this book but had never been inspired to pick it up. I'm not sure what prompted my to add it to my wishlist but I'm glad I did. I loved to sense of humor of the author and though the performance was brilliant.
I would think that anyone who enjoys the dry, silly humor associated with Monty Python would enjoy this book.
I loved Stephen Fry's performance. The character voices enhanced the story and he has an excellent style for the type of humor.
Yes, over and over again. I've listened to this book 5 or 6 times already!
Hard to tell, there are so many great moments.. I do love all the little factoids from the guide that seemingly does not have anything to do with the story at all.
Everything! He is a delight to listen to, and he brings the characters to life!
Don't panic, obviously. I did actually see the film before I listened to the book, and even though the book is far, far better, I enjoyed both.
This is a no-brainer if you like sci-fi. A blast from start to end.
Amazingly hilarious and witty writing met with Stephen Fry's comedic genius!
I'm not sure I can.
Mr. Prosser / P. V. Jeltz / Marvin
Resistance is Useless!
This was definitely a fun and entertaining book. It was intelligently written, with plenty of wit. I found myself laughing often during this listen, and at the same time it kept my interest.
Some books just become your best friend. I have a few best friends and I continue to read them over and over again.
I love this book! In fact, I make sure that this book is always downloaded on my phone just in case I don't have anything to listen to. I have listened to this book twice and I still found myself laughing out loud. Douglas Adams keeps you entertained and the performance is outstanding. I recommend this to anyone who wants to be entertained!
I've always heard about this book and I finally got to listen to it and loved it! Stephen Fry did a great job with the narration.
It was cooky, light hearted, and brilliant.
I can't think of any one moment that was the most memorable. It was very entertaining, because it was different!
This is my first by Stephen Fry, but he was brilliant!
I laughed many, many times through this book.
I loved this book it was deliciously quirky, delectably exotic, & damned funny!
Stephen Fry delivers an absolutely phenomenal narration to what is one of the best books ever written. I've tried to listen to the sequels, but they are just not the same without the brilliant narration by Fry. Honestly, I think that the performance by Fry makes this audiobook the best way to experience Douglas Adams' one of a kind story.
This book is pure fun. Come discover the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. It is here, right in this book!
A million more times. Love this book!
all the oddball stuff kept me laughing
Suggest to any reader/listener. I own a paper, a digital, and a audible version of this book
This is just how I always hear it in my head. Wait is that a bad thing that there are British voices in my head.
Ford, no Zaphod, wait no, Ford, no Zaphod. Oh to heck with it just listen to the book.
Please no more movies - this can't be adequately captured on film.
Now they need to get Stephen Fry to narrate the rest of the series.
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