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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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    "Love the book and now the audible book"

    Enjoyed the audible book and the narration. The narrator read the book in a manner and accent that complimented the book.

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    Michael 10-25-16
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    Entertaining and easy to listen to. Going to continue the series and listen again. ^_^

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    "so good! Stephen Fry is a great narrator."

    Really enjoyed this short novel. Even though it's only five hours, its worth the listen.

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    Kenneth Laster III Oklahoma 10-22-16
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    "exceptional! funny, and made you think. "

    It was all in all quite the conundrum of a story, probably my new favorite.

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    Hervé 10-21-16
    Hervé 10-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    I like the way this comical book portraits the future. for example how it tells about the next evolution after touch sensitive controls.

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    Awesome I would but this again in a heartbeat. This book is awesome! can not wait to hear more

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    Excellent story, excellent audio quality, excellent narrarator. Stephen Fry really gets into it but not to the point of irritation and he speaks very clearly. Top notch audiobook.

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    "blasphemy "

    This books success is obviously based upon some people finding blasphemy funny. There are a few things funny, but most of it is there to make fun of Christians.

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    Very funny and well done! Really makes you think about perspectives in a humorous way. Stephen Fry is beyond amazing! ☆☆☆☆☆

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    "Not impressed by this book..."

    I know it's supposed to be a classic, but I had a hard time wading through the frivolous make-believe. I know it's sci-fi, I know it's fiction, but the overly done up foundation of characters and plants and systems and OMG! was distracting to me. The plot all by itself was thin, and lacked substance IMO.

    But that's just my opinion.

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