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Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up. Depressed and alone, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There’s nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he’s encountered most of them before.… Volume Five in the Trilogy of Five.

©1992 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

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5th still awesome

As all the other of the trilogy even this one was awesome and its still my favorite trilogy of books ever. 10/10

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  • Mr T
  • 02-21-18

great book!

the story starts a bit slowly but then it picks up pace in a beautiful manner.
I thoughrouly recommend it

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  • Andy
  • 08-29-18

Good but the worst of the 5

the story is good as you finish the series but not the best of the series in terms of plot.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-15-18

Loved It

If Douglas Adams could have chosen someone to read his books I think he would have chosen Martin Freeman. Perhaps he did. Or is he dead? Regardless, Martin's perfectly dry delivery makes him the ideal carrier for Douglas' perfectly dry wit. Between them they had me laughing out loud and the Adams-Freeman combination is one I keep coming back to.

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  • A Turner
  • 12-23-17

Fun, but not the best of the series

Martin Freeman narrates well, although it sounds like he had a cold. Still, overall a good audio book.

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  • dazzlebown
  • 12-23-17

Millions of people love Hitchhiker’s

So why is the actor chosen to read it so entirely ignorant of the story that he fluffs one of the biggest jokes of the series by mispronouncing ‘Mueller’? Why does he seem to have so grossly misunderstood the characters?

A missed opportunity, typical of the shameless cash-ins that have proliferated since Douglas Adams’ death.

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  • Kgothatso
  • 10-29-17

10/10

It's a must listen for anyone Who s a fan of sci-fi couldn't stop listening.

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  • J. Hoejtoft
  • 05-31-17

Thanks for all the fun and smoked Salmon

Entertaining from the very beginning to the end. You will never find another trilogy as funny as this one. You will never find a trilogy of 5 books as funny as this one.

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  • alex
  • 09-12-16

love hitchhiker's guide. one more part

apparently this bit is optional but review has to be twenty words. somewhat like a truly terrible waffling vogon poem I will fill this space and say I loved this book. as I love all hitchhiker's guide books this didn't take me terribly by surprise. but does explain the confusion I encountered having stumbled upon "and another thing" somewhat like a non linear time line. now having adjusted to temporal shifts and multi dimensions I realise "mostly harmless" came first. now to go back to the future and revisit "and another thing......."

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  • Richard Stickland
  • 09-05-16

an enjoyable conclusion to the trilogy (of five).

if you like hitch hikers you will want to know how it all ends, and this is it. Martin Freeman does a great job of bringing the text to life making it all a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

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  • Mr JD Noble
  • 12-01-15

No time to read??

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, its a great way to get into the books if like me you don't find you have time to sit and read!

What other book might you compare Mostly Harmless to, and why?

Any of D.A. books as they are all brilliant, funny, thought provoking and a bit silly!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

none was better or worse as they all ROCK!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no as i don't have time for one sitting listens.

Any additional comments?

if like me you find the act of reading tedious this is an excellent way of 'reading' the books you thought you never would!

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  • Lincoln
  • 01-22-18

Awesome addition to the series

A great read, almost finished the series and have enjoyed every book so far, and another things...

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  • Rodd Jefferson
  • 05-28-15

Freeman makes it even funnier.

I grew up reading the Hitchhiker book series. In addition to being a far out funny series, I remember being fascinated at how clever and unique the plot and script was. Decades later, I've again reacquainted my love for the novels, and the experience, kind of like a journey back in my own space/time continuum. But this time, exceeding my expectations, the magic of the novel has been brought to new comical life by Martin Freeman. Simply put: Freeman makes it even funnier. The only bad thing I can say about this audible volume is that it ended!

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  • Ashley Manly
  • 08-13-16

Not too bad

This instalment was better than the last two. Still could have done without the swearing.

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