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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So good! Great story with plenty of laughs and amazing narration. Recommend to every one. You will love it even if you don't care for science fiction much.
I enjoyed the character interactions very much especially ford and arthur's. Great chemistry and witty humor. Unfortunately I seldom laughed as enthusiastically as I though I would. Perhaps it was my mood or whatever. I will definitely give it another go in a couple months. Maybe it'll hit me harder. Fry was masterful and I totally forgot he was even the one reading it.
An absolutely great and entertaining book! This is a book that I think everyone should read. It's both silly and fun with some interesting insights. Stephen Fry is the perfect reader for this book. I loved every second of it.
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