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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.

©1982 Serious Productions, Ltd.; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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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    J. Morgan Richmond, VA 02-03-07
    J. Morgan Richmond, VA 02-03-07 Member Since 2011

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    "It's my favorite of the series"

    This book started out as meast least favorite of the series, but has grown on me ever since. It's now my favorite and, in my opinion, is Adams' most creative Hitchhiker book. Martin Freeman is a top rate narrator. He is much more versatile in his voice acting than I would have thought, has unique voices for each character, and is highly entertaining. I highly recommend this book, or any of this series.

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    Brandon 09-14-16
    Brandon 09-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bravo for Martin Freeman. Best man for the job."

    If you perfer mono-readers rather than a group of people reading the script, then Martin Freeman is your guy. The voices for each character are constant and hardly ever change. Ever. Thank you Martin Freeman.

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    Dallas D. 07-03-15
    Dallas D. 07-03-15
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    "Great"

    Love Martin as a actor and reader and Douglas Adams. Win,Win combination in my opinion.

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    john 05-28-15
    john 05-28-15
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    "funny!"

    great funny story. classic tongue in cheek humor or life. you will do it over and over

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    Mihai Birsan Iasi, Romania 09-26-12
    Mihai Birsan Iasi, Romania 09-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A very fun read if you're hooked on the series"
    Would you listen to Life, the Universe, and Everything again? Why?

    I see myself listening to this book again, mainly because it's very funny. "Haha" funny, not funny like a funny smell. Also, I'm pretty sure I've missed a few details here and there while giggling.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was a speck of dust on one of the baseball bats. It stood out because it reappeared every time Arthur was looking away. I think it was Marvin's fault.


    What about Martin Freeman’s performance did you like?

    Martin Freeman was probably the best pick to read this series with, perhaps, the exception of that famous radio news presenter from Han Wavel.


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

    I actually almost did! I started listening to the book on a Saturday morning, and I kept listening through while doing chores around the house. I ended up doing more chores than planned, and I think I accidentally cleaned someone else's spaceship. And ever since, I can't imagine why, my fridge no longer needs electricity: I just need to feed it some restaurant bills.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is definitely the opposite of belgium. (Not the country.)

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    E in Atlanta 10-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "completely different read 25 years later"
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    When I read these as a 14 year old, I thought they were hilarious. As a 40 year old, this one made me cry. A perfect portrait of middle age depression and the absurdism employed to cope in the face of the second half of life.

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    "a truly smashing story, I'll re-listin to it again"

    The Hitchhiker's series is simply the best, and I can't wait to continue re-reading it!

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    Hannah 05-27-17
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    "fantastic as always"

    another great book in the series, wonderfully weird and thought-provoking. Martin Freeman did an amazing job reading and voicing the characters

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    Luke Morrison Pefferlaw, Ontario 05-09-17
    Luke Morrison Pefferlaw, Ontario 05-09-17 Member Since 2016

    I love Audible. I think Mario Martinez's Audiobook "Mind-Body Code" is my overall favorite so far.

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    "They changed the words???"

    They change the word Fu©k to Belgium? I can understand in this day and age the insatiable need to cut out any hint of political incorrectness but come on? This ruins Douglas Adams writing. Terrible idea. please make it available with the original and correct words.

    Martin Freeman did a good job narrating this book. Other than the above this is a well done version of the book.

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    Betsy Vixie 04-20-17
    Betsy Vixie 04-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    Doesn't make a single bit of sense but never fails to delight. Truly and honestly incredible

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