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Life, the Universe, and Everything Audiobook

Life, the Universe, and Everything: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads, so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.

They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vice president of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox.

How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert "universal" Armageddon and save life as we know it, and don't know it!

Listen to the rest of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy".

Want to learn more about the new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie? Listen to this interview with Robbie Stamp, close friend of Douglas Adams and executive producer of the film.

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"Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading." (The Arizona Daily Star)

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    Sarah 01-15-17
    Sarah 01-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Martin Freeman is amazing"

    An awesome fun adventure book full on wonderful nonsense and interesting perspectives and performed brilliantly by the narrator

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    Kelvin 01-15-17
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    "Great performance, fine story"

    A lot more cynical then i remember. Still a great satire. Worth while performance above all

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    Roberval 01-04-17
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    "awesome rendering"

    The only negative point about this recording is that the track numbers do not match the numbers of the chapters. Otherside the book is a "track-turner". Martin Freeman's reading alone is worth it.

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    Equus94 12-11-16
    Equus94 12-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Spectacular"

    This was a great prequel to The Restaurant at the end of the Universe and is hilarious while still being slightly serious. This is a great book so if you haven't read it, go on! Read it! :)

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    Jennifer Pennsylvania, USA 12-06-16
    Jennifer Pennsylvania, USA 12-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "narration is interesting"

    I liked everything except Zaphod sounding like a C-List mobster. The rest of it was pretty good.

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    "Sarcastically Adventurous"

    This was amazing! The story is a hilariously sarcastic yet epic space adventure. The performance was great too, Martin Freeman does lots of wonderful voices. Must recommend for anyone a fan of satire or Sci-Fia

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    "Hilarious Situations and Silly Names"

    Just as random and delightful as the previous books. Truly hilarious moments about the game of cricket, mattresses, reincarnation, fooling gravity, and alphabetical insults. My personal favorite book in the series. Martin Freeman is spectacular.

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    Megan L. Vasquez Wyoming 08-30-16
    Megan L. Vasquez Wyoming 08-30-16

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    "my favorite series of all time"

    I can listen to it over and over again and do. One of the best pieces of literature in the universe.

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    Samantha 08-19-16
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    loved it couldn't stop till it was over narrator is amazing and there will never be anyone like him ever again

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    Bala 08-11-16
    Bala 08-11-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Adams and Freeman Fan"

    I think these books are my favorite Freeman's work and I'm already a big fan of his other work.

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