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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    "Didn't disappoint"

    I've been wanting to read to this book for a while. I finally decided to listen to it and wasn't disappointed at all. The story was great! Very entertaining and funny and thought provoking.

    The narrator was wonderful. Very energetic and lively. Obviously just a wonderful book over all!!

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    Amazon Customer 07-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read Fry the best"

    Great story I can read over and over. Fry does a very good job so good I have a very clear picture of the characters and the universe.

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    Scott Odle 07-11-16
    Scott Odle 07-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, chapter markers messed up"

    Excellent story and performance, absolutely hilarious.

    The chapter markers seemed to be messed up though, only 5 chapters are listed.

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    Amazon Customer Puerto Rico 07-08-16
    Amazon Customer Puerto Rico 07-08-16
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    "Witty and hilarious"

    Excellent narration and story, I wasn't sure what to expect from this novel, but I was laughing like a madman through most of it. I can't wait to keep reading more from this author. Stupendous narration made it even more fun.

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    Efren 07-06-16
    Efren 07-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"

    The narrator has a great voice first of all. The story is classic for any reader who enjoys the idea of leaving the planet earth. It is also notable that the book does not try to push on comedy for the sake of it, and pushes a good narrative for those addicted to interstellar stories. The "dolphin" quote is also memorable.

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    D. Squire 07-01-16
    D. Squire 07-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic sci-fi and British humor"

    If you have read the book before or not, this will be a good listen.

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    Amazon Customer 06-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The best story, with the best narration."

    I absolutely loved the story, and Stephen Fry was the perfect narrator for the book.

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    Bob48 Maryland 06-24-16
    Bob48 Maryland 06-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    Very good performance, but the story is lacking in substance. I just didn't find it fulfilling.

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    Edgar 06-23-16
    Edgar 06-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A fantastically humorous experience."

    I had first read THGTTG in high school when I found the rerealeased movie copy. Interested because of the movie it swept me away into its world. Now with the voice of a great narrator I was once again able to find new joy in it.

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    George james 06-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Stephen Fry brings this story to life"

    Fantastically well done and performed I had read the Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy many years ago but it seems to truly spring to life in this audio book.

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