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!
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A voracious audiobook reader who tries to make the most of her daily 2 hour commute.
I recently re-read this as a refresher and it was just as good now as it was 10 years ago. The quick wit, humor and perception of Douglas Adams transcends time and space. Just like many of his characters. So many little references in it that have turned out to be dead on.
The humor. It makes you laugh out loud.
His distinctive voice hits all the lines as Douglas Adams intended; he did a wonderful job.
Good Read I choose to finish reading this on hard cover thanks. needed some music to go with the character too. is their a movies on this novel ? on well did enjoy not most fun my son and I laughed all night.
There is something so very special when you discover the perfect pairing. Great wines and cheeses, the little black dress on the right frame, Chewy and Han... They just make sense in such a way that you have a hard time breaking them apart.
Stephen Fry's voice was made for this narration. I have a hard time imagining some of the lines of this book being delivered by anyone else. Highly recommend!
from the hype surrounding this book, I must admit to being let down by the story. not that the content was really disappointing but at the end I was left feeling that almost nothing happened. like a futuristic catcher and the rye. I'm sure I'm wrong
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