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.
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"What's such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams' sardonically silly eyes." (Detroit Free Press)
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.
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
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.
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.
I wonder if that really was all him? Lots of vocal range.
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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