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Publisher's Summary

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place.

©1979 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2005 Random House US

Critic Reviews

"By turns authoritative as the narrator, bemused as Arthur Dent, deadpan as Ford Prefect and manic as Zaphod Beeblebrox, he [Stephen Fry] makes an altogether appropriate reader . . . The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" (The Times)

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  • Sharon
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • 12-28-12

As always a great story, highly amusing but...

Stephen Fry has managed to disappoint again with a rather stolid reading of a very funny and great book. So sad.

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  • M K.
  • 11-08-17

It's the Hitchhikers Guide, need I say more?

Stephen Fry is a wonderful narrator and def on my shortlist for the feeling he imparts to all the characters..
I dont know what I can say... I watched and listened to the BBC version and then later read the books and now I have started listening too... I will never tire of Douglas Adams humour throughout the series, however I experience it (one day maybe in VR)...

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  • Douglas Craig
  • 10-20-17

excellent

really good listen, Stephen does an excellent job, highly recommended, I could listen again and again

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  • pixie
  • 10-20-17

The hitchhiker’s guide AND Stephen Fry...

...all in one place? I hadn’t realised who was narrating before I bought the book. A delight to listen to.

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  • Richard James
  • 10-20-17

average

more of a kids book. it is a good listen but dont expect anything world changing.
6/10

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  • A Turner
  • 10-19-17

A joy to listen to

It's been many many years since I read the book. This is a great audiobook version. I devoured it in no time at all.

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  • Rebecca
  • 10-18-17

Its a bit like being pleasantly drunk

I very much enjoyed this book! Stephen fry and Douglass Adams make the perfect team in this hilarious flippant and funny sci-fi romp!

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  • Jack Clark
  • 10-09-17

Great book read by Stephen fry

this is the best book would recommend 10/10 would bang and listen to for 1 more time

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  • Des0
  • 10-04-17

Fun, witty and charming

A great story; a fun, energetic space adventure. A brilliant casual audio book, for people both young and old

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-02-17

Read this

This is one of the books you need to listen to before you die. Funny from start to finish.

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  • Anja
  • 09-25-17

Absolutely brill

Stephen Fry's golden voice and perfect characterisations carry this hilarious and amazing book perfectly. Makes me giggle every time. Highly recommend. Can we get Stephen just to narrate everything? 10/10

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-19-17

most funny book I have ever listened

How many roads must a man walk?

What's up? I don't know, I have never been there.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-23-17

Kindle sync required

it was a great book but it would be a lot better with a sync for Kindle so you can use it with that as well. Awesome book otherwise though :-D

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  • VladTepes
  • 07-20-17

42 / 42. Adams & Fry combo.

Stephen Fry is a brilliant narrator infusing life ibto all the characters. He was a close friend of Douglas Adams too.

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  • Farid
  • 05-16-17

Excellence

Story was great and kept me interested and engaged. Brilliantly presented by Steven: brought life to each character as though each had its own personality. Really enjoyed listening to this. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-19-17

Great Listen

I listened to this on the train and it gets you hooked. It was well worth the time Spent listening.

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  • Lyn
  • 04-06-17

enjoyable!

Very enjoyable audiobook. Stephen Fry was great and really brought the entertaining story to life!

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  • Jimmy
  • 03-29-17

Excellent

Stephen Fry did an excellent job. Can only hope he completes the series.
Great story.

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  • Kristen
  • 03-29-17

loved it!

it was are re read for me and i enjoyed the mindlessness of the story. very pleasant! Stephen fry did a great job reading it.

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  • Carel
  • 03-19-17

The Hitchhiker's Guide

just as good as the first time. how many roads who would know. but very glad to see the mice is in charged.

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  • Charles
  • 03-05-17

My favourite book.

love this book, I love it in paper for and apsolutly love listening to Mr Fry reading it.