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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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  • "sharonbrixton8"
  • 11-18-17

Don't panic

Arthur dent lives a normal life in till one day the earth is destroyed to make way for a bypass. This book is full of aliens and adventure. Ford Prefect (my favourite character and Arthur's friend ) and Arthur travel round the universe using the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. This series follows their story. If you enjoyed this book I'd recommend Dirk Gently books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-17

Choppy waters ahead

It revitalised my love for not only Steven Phrys voice, but also his mannerisms. The book on the other hand has given my dismal existence a funny way of viewing the world and a new way of telling the people of less than substantial knowlage about our world hilariously confusing "facts" which might even eventually give birth to a new religion
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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-13-17

fantastic <br />

loved it fantastic and funny Stephen fry is the perfect narrator laugh a minute would recommend this

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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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  • Colin Cook
  • 02-20-17

Amazing listen

The book is amazingly read by Stephen Fry, he perfectly brings the characters to life and the story flows seamlessly.

This is the perfect book for an easy fun and thought provoking listen. Funny, witty and intelligent, an excellent choice!

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  • Jack
  • 01-20-17

Classic

Perfect light hearted east read/listen. Would recommend for absolutely anyone. Definitely better than the movie

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-14-16

Just great

Fry does a great job, very fun listening. Even worth it if you've read the book

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  • Oliver Kluge
  • 12-06-16

A masterpiece

One of my favourite books of all time, narrated by one of my favourite voices.

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  • Scott
  • 11-29-16

A genuine masterpiece

Stephen Fry is an excellent narrator for a perfect book. Douglas Adams was truly a master of the craft, and this book is his masterpiece. I would recommend this to anyone who likes sci-fi, comedy or adventure books. To those who don't like those things, I recommend it doubly so.

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  • Sam
  • 10-25-16

THIS IS AWESOME!

I love Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy!
I think it is awesome!
I don't know what else to write.

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  • christopher
  • 09-22-16

very funny, lighthearted and fufilling.

great narration. I fin8shed it in one day mostly at wprk in a factory! managed to follow the story perfect. That sais allot about the great narration. great satisfying book i highly reccomend.

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  • Andrew Aitken
  • 09-12-16

such a fantastic book

a great read. Good length. Would recommend. Stephen Fry reads this classic fantasticly A +

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  • Kyle
  • 09-07-16

Amazing book

Short sweet and perfect narrator for the book please get Stephen Fry doing more books

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  • James
  • 08-23-16

High quality audio book

Loved it. Can't wait to listen to the next one! Fry is an excellent reader :)