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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a classic British work, very nicely performed by Stephen Fry. Fry shows you just how well the story lend itself to dramatic narration. he does an excellent job maintaining his patiently passionate narration. I listened to the whole thing at 1.25x speed and enjoyed it immensely.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable audiobook recorded in the unfashionable western spiral arm of the galaxy by an ape-descendant life form by the name of Stephen Fry, written by Douglas Adams.
Of course, not heard by enough Earthmen, but still a wholly remarkable book.
*ahem* I'll keep it short: definitely worth a read if you like humor and science fiction.
Gets dull/unfocused in some parts and sort of lost me. Fry's performance of it is amazing though, definitely the perfect voice for it all.
Hilarious, Sharp, Crooked
Every time Douglas says pretty much exactly what you were not expecting him to
His native wit and Brit sensibilities
When Arthur realizes the Earth is just simply not there, any more, ever again.
I recommend this audio version over the lovely and biting radio adaptation for one reason; Adam's prose is so inseparable from his story. In the radio version, you lose much of that element. Here, the story is exactly as set down by Adams, one of humanity's rare intelligences.
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