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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

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.
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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.

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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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    Matthew J. Schlegel Houston, TX United States 03-16-16
    Matthew J. Schlegel Houston, TX United States 03-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    If you could sum up The Restaurant at the End of the Universe in three words, what would they be?

    Hoopy Frood Fun


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zaphod Beeblebrox... He's just this guy, you know.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Martin Freeman?

    Stephen Fry - Keep the same narrator for the entire series


    Any additional comments?

    The narration is fine, except for the character voices. Most of the character voices are overdone and don't feel right. Many of the voices have extra effects added that distract from the story. Zaphod with an overdone Boston accent makes me cringe.

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    Brittany Bonilla 03-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "fun to listen!"

    what a fantastic reading of this book?! the music and all the different voices assigned to each character were great... really enjoyed it!

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    PWB 02-26-16
    PWB 02-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "ready for the ultimate question"

    fun book for those that love Hitchhiker's Guide to the galaxy. If you're ready to find the ultimate question this is the read for you.

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    Jason Emmerson Scottsville, NY United States 02-24-16
    Jason Emmerson Scottsville, NY United States 02-24-16

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    Where does The Restaurant at the End of the Universe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great story but the voice effects were obnoxious. They add some extra echoes and baritones to some non-human characters which makes them difficult to understand.


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    Amazon Customer 02-17-16
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    "Apparently Zaphod is George Castanza"

    Loved the book of course, but apparently Martin Freeman decided Zaphod should sound like George Castanza from Seinfeld which bothered me throughout the book. And Zaphod's great grandfather is Bill Cosby. Still overall well done.

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    Ryan Bel Air, Maryland, USA 01-05-16
    Ryan Bel Air, Maryland, USA 01-05-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Trying to hard."

    I realize this is hitchhikers guide, but a lot of this book was utter nonsense, yes, line from the book. It seemed like it was trying to hard to be funny. The first book had some humor and the plot was funny, but this seemed like it injected side topics just to try and be funny. Good performance by Martin Freeman though. I did like Stephen Fry from book 1 more though.

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    andrew l ortiz 12-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "a must listen to book."

    loved when I was a young tyke I love it better today on the go.

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    Chad 12-30-15
    Chad 12-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great sequel"

    A Great sequel to the excellent book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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    Brendan 12-09-15
    Brendan 12-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A wholly remarkable book"

    This was a great book! Perfect follow up to the original, this book is absolutely hilarious, and Martin Freeman does a wonderful job reading.

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    Alison 12-04-15
    Alison 12-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great classic"
    Would you listen to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe again? Why?

    Yes, I enjoy Douglas Adams. He is funny and clever.


    What about Martin Freeman’s performance did you like?

    He did pretty well with narration. I read it on paper first so it's always hard to adjust your image to the narration.


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