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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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    Jp2go 10-05-16
    Jp2go 10-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent performance"

    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.

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    Tracy Parmenter 10-03-16
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    "A entertaining preformance"

    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.

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    Daniel Riley 10-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Stephen Fry is amazing."

    I've never read the book, but I can positively say that the audio version is perfect.

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    Mark Schmidt 10-02-16
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    "Awesome book with tons of wit and satire."
    What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


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    Corubia 09-30-16
    Corubia 09-30-16
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    "Stephen Fry is an amazing reader."

    I would have reread this title just because it's a great read, but you add Stephen Fry into the equation and you have an outstanding read.

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    Ms Joanne Hume 09-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "love it! a classic for everyone. so clever."

    love it. a classic. Great narration from Mr fry too. a must for everyone. thanks!

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    Elijah 09-29-16
    Elijah 09-29-16
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    "Great Reader"

    Stephen Fry has the most dynamic voices for each character and his narration is beautiful.

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    Josh Campbell 09-28-16
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    "ehh"

    It was a struggle to finish.at 16 I'd have enjoyed it. at 26, I did not.

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    BKL 09-26-16
    BKL 09-26-16
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    "Excellent!"

    This book is awesome. Stephen Fry doe a stellar job narrating. Listen carefully, and you'll catch some plots that are in the film.

    Hopefully this book won't leave you feeling so depressed.

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    Craig Faris South Carolina 09-23-16
    Craig Faris South Carolina 09-23-16 Member Since 2013

    17-time published author with 31 literary awards, author of The Spectrum Conspiracy, winner of 8 literary awards in international contests.

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    "stated off great, but it is a parody"

    disappointed. I had heard great things about this book, not what I had hoped for.

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