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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Stephen Fry was just perfect. I loved every word of it. Well done!
When I feel down... I listen to this!
Bravo !! Not enough stars to reflect how
Good this is.😊
Expect the improbable as the
Guide coasts through cognitive dissonance, space and assorted salted nuts! Adam's work is accessible on many levels ,and every nuance of British humor captured by narrator Steven Fry.
Food and Tech enthusiast. @Jahman7
I'm not sure if it was just hard to follow, but as an American tech enthusiast who doesn't much follow sci-fi, it didn't live up to the hype I've heard from it. It seemed to be a randomly devised set of events leading nowhere. That may have been the point. I bet others would enjoy it, but I didn't much care for it. The narrator was pretty easy to listen to though.
At only 5 hours long, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy provides a rich storyline, complex but like able characters and a diverse environment. If you want a quick and satisfying book, this is it.
This book was good fun and at times, very funny. It was delightful. The narrator was quite good. I don't know why this book is considered a classic, and I found no enlightenment in it. But that doesn't detract from my enjoyment of it. Definitely recommend.
Funny, clever and Snarty Bartfast
I tried reading the actual book and the ebook, but I just could not focus on the story. I have a 40 minute commute each way to and from work. I adore Stephen Fry so this was just perfect!
It made me laugh, cry and sneeze.
Stephen Fry needs to come to my house for dinner. Sans depressing robot.
I enjoy the "theater" of hearing books spoken. Especially with the different character voices.
He's got a recognizable voice and I enjoy a British accent.
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