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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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.
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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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    Wade 08-08-15
    Wade 08-08-15
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    "Good gets all to lunch"

    I thought the book was well narrated and finely writen in a fashion any space enthusiast would love

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    mr 08-07-15
    mr 08-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book, great narrator. "

    Superb, Stephen read the rest of the trilogy in 5 parts! rip Douglas Adams. 5 Stars

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    Scott Fowler Petal, MS 08-06-15
    Scott Fowler Petal, MS 08-06-15
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    "42"

    Now we just need the question!! Loved this book back in my young years in the 80's!!!! It's still a hoot!!!

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    John Lampasas, TX, United States 08-06-15
    John Lampasas, TX, United States 08-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it....again"
    What did you love best about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

    Entertaining and brings back memories of the first time I read the series.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Fry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


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    Kirk 08-05-15
    Kirk 08-05-15
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    "Perfect"

    Best book I have ever read in all my 16 years of living on earth

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    Jeffrey Flat Rock, NC 08-04-15
    Jeffrey Flat Rock, NC 08-04-15

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    "Pangalatic Garbleblaster"

    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

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    Sammi 08-01-15
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    "Great!"

    Great story with an equally great reader :) is highly recommendable and time indeed well spent.

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    Drevie 07-30-15
    Drevie 07-30-15
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    "Good reader, okay book"
    Would you listen to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy again? Why?

    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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    Richard 07-29-15
    Richard 07-29-15
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    "Amazing!"

    Stephen Fry was the best choice for this book, sad it was only 5hrs long.

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    Aske 07-26-15
    Aske 07-26-15
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    "Great reading of an all time great"

    Stephen Fry does a great job with the narration. The only minus is that he hasn't done the rest of the series.

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