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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Audiobook

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in arms as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability, and desperately in search of a place to eat.

Among Arthur's motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, a longtime friend and expert contributor to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMillan, a fellow Earth refugee who's gone native (her name is Trillian now); and Marvin, the moody android who suffers nothing and no one very gladly. Their destination? The ultimate hot spot for an evening of apocalyptic entertainment and fine dining, where the food (literally) speaks for itself.

Will they make it? The answer: hard to say. But bear in mind that the Hitchhiker's Guide deleted the term "Future Perfect" from its pages, since it was discovered not to be!

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)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"What's such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams' sardonically silly eyes." (Detroit Free Press)

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    James Thomas Victoria, TX USA 11-10-16
    James Thomas Victoria, TX USA 11-10-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Enjoyed the first book, not so much the second "

    Freemen did a great job. Douglas seems tp have used up all his creativity on the forst book. A lot of the first booknis repeated and the rest is on pat with the cleverness of a grade school child. It felt aimless and, looking back, I could have skipped whole chapters without really caring about what was missed.
    I've never said this about anything before, but the movie was better than the books.

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    Amazon Customer Aurora, Colorado, US 11-03-16
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    loved this book can not wait to read the next in the series. awesome voice acting

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    Tracey 10-28-16
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    "utter fabulous flabbergasted nonsense. "

    enjoyed the craziness of the Hitchhiker's guide series. With Nonsense and flamboyant wording it is just that a children's book for the older child

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    Travis 10-25-16
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    "great read and fun story"

    I loved the movie "Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy" and always wanted more. I feel slightly satisfied by this book in regards to that want. the reader even did well in the acting of most characters and the story held true to the amusement of the first. Truly enjoyable. I must now purchase the rest of the series.

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    "Better when revisted as an adult"
    If you could sum up The Restaurant at the End of the Universe in three words, what would they be?

    When I first read this book (and re-read) as a teen, I don't think I really got Adams at all, even though I remember finding the book very funny. Revisiting the story 25 years later, I'm struck by the philosophy and how great Adams was at capturing absurdism in the face of nihilism. Loved, loved, Freeman's performance.


    Which character – as performed by Martin Freeman – was your favorite?

    I wonder if that really was all him? Lots of vocal range.


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    wvcadle 09-13-16
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    "Worthy read"

    This was not as good as the first book, but was still pretty good. Happy to have listened.

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    Janelle 08-17-16
    Janelle 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Magnificently pointless, as is everything."

    Yes, the narration was different than the first book, but he was still fabulous and engaging! I can't wait to listen to the next!

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    No Comment 07-25-16
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    "Wild Philosophy"

    Excellent reading by Martin Freeman. Love how the book discusses many philosophical topics in a somewhat indirect way. If you like wacky and creative stories that deal with real subjects, I highly recommend this book and audiobook.

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    dB 07-19-16
    dB 07-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Utterly fantastic"

    I would recommend this to anyone looking for an interestingly funny, and mind twiisting adventure.

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    Cortney 07-18-16
    Cortney 07-18-16
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    "awsome reading"

    i love the whole Hitchhiker's guide series and the fact this book is read by the actor who played author dent in the movie just made this book even better.

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