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.
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.
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.
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.
Report Inappropriate Content