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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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    Joe 06-16-16
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    "It was an enjoyable read/listen"

    wasn't the greatest thing out there but a lot of fun. The Narrator was perfect for it made it easy to listen to and was over before I realized it.

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    Debbie 06-16-16
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    "random series. left hanging abrupt"

    too many things with an open end. needs a few conclutions to several stories

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    Laurel 06-13-16
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    "Endlessly and nonsensically entertaining."

    Everything about this piece, from the skillful and hilarious performance of Stephen Fry to the masterfully comedic and insightful prose of Douglas Adams, pleases. Buy it. It's highly improbable you'll regret it.

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    Matthew Hefner 06-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    I had always heard how great this book was but never read it. Finally picked it up and I don't understand the hype. Oh well it just wasn't for me I guess. I thought it was just a boring story.

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    Drew Horine 06-10-16
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    "Highly Entertaining"

    Stephen Fry engages the improbability drive to make this wonderful classic infinitely more entertaining. If our planet is ever destroyed, I sincerely hope he narrates.

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    mike 06-09-16
    mike 06-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome book."

    Very entertaining and informative. I felt like a kid again everything he said consider the following.

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    "Very funny, great narration by Stephen Fry"

    Not sure I would have been into this if I had read the text version, but enjoyed it as an audio book.

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    Don 06-07-16
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    "better every time"

    3rd or 4th time through, and it still grabs my attention and my funny bone.

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    "Good fun"

    This reminded me of Doctor who. very fun, bizarre in ways, adventurous and humorous. Good story. No regrets.

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    Mark 06-06-16
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    "Funniest Smartest Bestest"

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is, overall, a thoughtful, funny, and well performed audiobook.

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