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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Whether he's giving voice to Zaphod's zaniness or Marvin's manic depression, narrator Stephen Fry is pitch-perfect (or is that Prefect?). If you've yet to discover Arthur Dent's end-of-the-world antics in audio - Don't Panic! Just grab the nearest towel, plug in your earbuds - and hold on! �Steve Feldberg

Publisher's Summary

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.") and a galaxy full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!

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.

©1980 Serious Productions Ltd; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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    Yael 02-19-17
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    "love this book!"

    a wonderful book with an amazing story. Stephen Fry as the narrator makes it even better!

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    anonymous 02-18-17
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    "Wacky but interesting"

    A twist on British society and idiosyncrasies. Read the book if you have only seen the movie. It is more cutting and thoughtful. The narration is very good.

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    Mike 02-17-17
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    "Pretty awesome!"

    Douglas Adams is always a lot of fun, narrative was great, story is the least exiting od the three, but you've got to start here

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    Amazon Judy M 02-16-17
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    "loved it always loved it narrated by Stephen Fry"

    this has always been my favorite edition wore it out when I had it on cassette

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    Loren 02-12-17
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    "Absolutely Hilarious"

    this story is TOO funny! If you're not familiar with it, fix that. Worth it!

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    Tina Lawson Kettering, OH United States 02-11-17
    Tina Lawson Kettering, OH United States 02-11-17 Member Since 2014

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    "2nd Best Performance Ever"

    Ultra best goes to Douglas himself. Somewhere out in the western arm of an unfashionable spiral galaxy (known as a drawer in my living room) exists a cassette version of the original audiobook read by Mr. Adams. Please, get rights to that!

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    "Love these books!"

    These are some of my favorite books. I did miss Marvin's original voice. Stephen Fry did a lovely job overall.

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    M1K3Y$QU33Z3 02-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfection."

    Douglas Adams has mastered the ability to describe complex and mind bending ideas in a humorous and easy to understand way. Stephen Fry was extraordinary in his delivery and kept it entertaining.

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    Aiden 02-09-17
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    "Astounding!"

    Stephen Fry was an excellent choice for narrating this amazing book. Overall one of the best books I've read and listened to which was only made better by Stephen fry's relaxing voice along with voices for all of the characters which fit their personalities.

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    Robert H. 02-06-17
    Robert H. 02-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Just like the movie"

    I've tried to get into this book after watching the movie. I can't. They are to similar.

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