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There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It’s not an easy thing to do and Arthur Dent thinks he’s the only human who’s been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the girl of his dreams. Fenchurch knows how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately she’s forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God’s Final Message to His Creation they go in search of it. And in a dramatic break with tradition - actually find it....

©1984 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Great book, weird ending

So it continues the story just fine.
The humour is still there and the weird writing is still there.
There is even a chapter that gets very philosophical about how a character views sanity which is brilliant.
The last few chapters are its weakest and can be a little confusing. Maybe the follow up book will solve it

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  • jonfaec
  • 07-26-15

Hitchhikers but not as we know it

The Hitchhikers series takes a turn as Arthur Dent returns to what seems to be Earth, despite the planet's destruction eight years prior. Across five hours he does a number of peculiar things - peculiar in that it's unlike any book in the series prior. There's very little space travel, there's romance and key series characters barely appear. That said it's lighthearted whimsy very much enhanced by Douglas Adams' knowing style and, in the case of the audiobook, Martin Freeman's equally light and enjoyable reading.

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  • Rolly
  • 12-18-17

bobby

A good read as is the whole of this series of entertaining science fiction plus

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  • Rossalini
  • 08-24-17

A classic

The amazing story brought to life by Martin Freeman. A pleasure to listen too. Well recommended.

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  • Holly C.
  • 08-19-17

not as good as the original but I still enjoyed it

I would never not have listened to it because I love the series so much :)

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  • RickLando
  • 07-03-17

required

loved it literally brilliant great read, Douglas is a genius, don't miss out on the

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  • ceirion
  • 06-14-16

Headline

I really enjoyed the story and this story and the narrator. I wish Marvin was in the story more often.

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  • Ben Roake
  • 04-19-16

My personal favourite

I think, having read the Hitchhiker's Guide a number of times, this is my favourite of the series purely for the novel turn of events in Arthur's love life; what a wonderful world Douglas Adams paints...

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  • lovetoread
  • 03-09-16

Love it

Love these stories, have listened to the full set now and all were well read by Martin Freeman. Initially I was sceptical as didn't think anyone could perform them as well as Stephen Fry but I was pleasantly surprised. I recommend the full series, made my journeys to work a lot more interesting.

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  • john perrett
  • 04-10-15

Douglas Adams- genius

Love Douglas Adams and Martin Freeman does it justice.

Enjoyed this immensely.

Erm. Have to write another seven words, apparently.

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  • Oliver
  • 04-13-13

So long and thanks for this book

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish the fourth book in a series of 3 is delightfully funny and will take you on a journey across the galaxy with poor old Arthur Dent beside you. Douglas Adams returns to the scene with another fantastic edition to Hitch Hikers bringing a barrage of laughter and razor sharp wit

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  • Lincoln
  • 01-09-18

Great series

Another great addition to the series, keep the good books coming Doug.

Perfect bed time story, good night.

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  • Pam
  • 09-24-17

the return

In my opinion, this is the strangest story on the series so far. Not at all what I expected for Arthurs return to Earth... and I wish we got an explanation in terms of Earth.

still excellent to listen to it read by Martin Freeman.

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  • Jennifer
  • 05-29-17

just love this whole sties

I love you Arthur Dent. what an excellent character. So long and thanx for all the paranoia

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  • Russell
  • 04-27-17

best book since the first

probably his best since the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Freeman is a great narrator.

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  • Ashley Manly
  • 05-09-16

changed emphasis

I'm disappointed in the story. It seems to be getting worse. I suppose I'm only continuing because I need some kind of closure. Sex scenes, denying the past then flippantly re-engaging with it, humans are no longer uninvolved, and what about the dolphins! However there is the author's knack of making interesting connections and humorous remarks.

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  • Elysia Chase
  • 07-13-15

laugh out loud

Just brilliant. love hearing Martin Freeman narrate this. The story is engaging and funny. The whole series is a must listen

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  • Donna
  • 10-20-16

miss Steven Fry

love this series but i have to say i still prefer Steven Fry as Narrator

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