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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I really wanted to like the story. but didn't I imagine this is a book that I would have enjoying more if I had read it when I was young. The performance of the book was outstanding.
Fry uses a great variety of voices making dialogue easy to follow. The story arch makes sense and it presented in a way where all the meeting points make sense. I have never read the series before but now intend to finish it. Simply put an entertaining adventure. While it was highly improbable I did greatly enjoy this.
The emotions of the characters and personalities really came out. Arthur Dent sounded terrified when he should be and calm other times. The other characters had their own set of emotions too. Very immersive.
17-time published author with 31 literary awards, author of The Spectrum Conspiracy, winner of 8 literary awards in international contests.
disappointed. I had heard great things about this book, not what I had hoped for.
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