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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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    James 12-06-16
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    "A classic that didn't disappoint"

    listened to this book while travelling and loved every minute of it. loved this book

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    Yitzhak 12-06-16
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    "Please read the book before you watch the movie"

    The movie was great, but the book is so good, and they picked the perfect reader.

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    Joshua 12-06-16
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    "Ridiculous. Nonsensical. Fantastic."

    I loved it. If you enjoy witty dialogue and heavy sarcasm then this is right up your alley. A very well written and spoken book.

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    Maha 12-05-16
    Maha 12-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Really enjoyable"

    I drive to school everyday for an hour and this book entertained me throughout! Wished it was longer! Amazing narration

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    Josh 12-05-16
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    "Not what I expected!"

    Really fun book and a quick read. It is very silly and outlandish, but made me laugh at it's randomness, which is how the book stays on path believe it or not.

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    Cliente de Amazon 12-04-16
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    "Amazing and hilarious "

    I love the book and I love Stephen Fry's rendering, it's perfect. I had hoped the rest of the books from the series were voice by him too, but sadly that's not the case. I refuse tu buy the rest unless they are voiced by Stephen Fry.
    Also, the index for the books chapters is all wrong. Otherwise, perfect.

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    Jason 12-03-16
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    "Excellent Narration!"

    Stephen Fry did an amazing job bringing the story to life. My first Douglas Adams book but not last.

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    "great read, great listen"

    A classic story with amazing substance and unforgettable characters. fantastic plot and hilarious commentary on humantiy. the audio book version was great, excellantly read. highly recommended

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    Zoloft 12-02-16
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    "great read!"

    Good book, easy to listen to on my drives to work. Would recommend to fans of Catch 22

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    Aaron 12-01-16
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    "Everything You Want In An Audio Book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy the most enjoyable?

    Other than Stephen Fry's phenomenal performance as a narrator, the story itself is amazing. An incredibly funny and smart comedy science fiction.


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