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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Entertaining and brings back memories of the first time I read the series.
I haven't. But choosing Mr. Fry to narrate this book is a stroke of genius. He narrates just the way I imagined it would be narrated back when I read the book so many years ago. I will look for other books narrated by Mr. Fry.
One of my lifetime favorite series and stories. What else can you expect from the original D.N.A!!!
If you have read this book then you already know.... If you haven't then all I can say is no words will describe your experience with it, just read it
I'm usually a huge fan of ya and children's lit, but this book left me a little wanting. Stephen Fry does a wonderful job, and makes the book much more exciting than I could have in my head. I liked Adams' writing style--quirky, as he is able to mix the mundane and the fantastical seamlessly--but the story just didn't pull me in all the way. Overall, I'm glad I listened to this book but likely never would have read it.
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