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."
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"What's such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams' sardonically silly eyes." (Detroit Free Press)
Avid reader. Loved Hitchhikers Guide. I didn't listen to the other reviews and thought...bad zaphod accent? How bad can it be? It's Martin Freeman after all! Big distraction for me and since zaphod is heavily featured, I simply couldn't get past it. A poor lower NY accent just doesn't work here. This is from a New Yorker, too. I'll tackle reading it, but had to push stop on this one.
very low on the list
If Martin Freeman had not pulled so many "funny" voices for the characters. I love Freeman as an actor, but his hammy performance and awful character voices buried the humor in this reading. His Max Quadropleen is done in a god-awful "TV evangelist" voice of the type we thought was funny 35 years ago when Steve Martin and Robin Williams were doing it to death. His Zaphod Beeblebrox is performed in an execrable "New York" accent, event though his speech is peppered with British colloquialisms. Almost unlistenable. I don't know if I will finish it. I should have gotten the dramatized version with the original cast. The books are somewhat padded, anyway.
a boy from norway 23 years old. listen to audiobooks beacause i i hate reading, but i love the storys that are written down.
not a story for me... it looks like the author just made up a story on the go. almost like he was in inprowe class.
you can notice it in the dialogs, the pointless talking. but i listen trough it all since i enjoyed the first book so much
maybe someone else liked it tough. isn't the worst i have heard
I really enjoyed the humor of this book. I found my self joking about it days later, when I finally got some of the jokes! There is more to this story than just the random things that happen. My least favorite part, is how the story jumps around a bit too much, but that's not a real big deal.
I've heard a lot of people complaining about the narration. It is GREAT! It is also DIFFERENT from the first book. I think that's what everyone had a hard time with. SO...what I did was listen to a different book after listening to Hitchhikers Guide, and I had forgotten some of the accents in the first book. It helped me quite a bit adjust to Zafod's new voice.
Listen to Hitchhiker's First, then switch gears, listen to a completely different book...then come back for book two. You will enjoy the new narrator this way.
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