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!
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Zaphod Beeblebrox... He's just this guy, you know.
Stephen Fry - Keep the same narrator for the entire series
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, I enjoy Douglas Adams. He is funny and clever.
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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