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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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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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    "The very finest British humor"

    It was a great pleasure to read through the mindbogglingly funny book. If you can make through the first chapter you'll find yourself laughing at all these crazy situations Douglas puts up.

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    J. Rogers Denver, CO 06-13-17
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    "Stephen Fry is amazing."

    Everyone knows the story but Stephen Fry's performance makes the whole package so much better.

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    Ashley Brown 06-12-17
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    "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."

    This should be required reading for all high school students, accompanying a section on life prepared by Richard Dawkins and art appreciation presented by Monty Python.

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    Lorie Liddicoat 06-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Imaginative book - outstanding performance"

    Fantastically creative, great use of language, stellar performance - can't believe how much I'm still laughing two days after finishing it

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    James 06-08-17
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    "Bravo Mr. Adams for writing this brilliant comedy"

    Bravo Mr. Fry for breathing life into Mr Adam's masterpiece. I highly recommend this audiobook or anything read by Mr. Fry.

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    Eleanor 06-08-17
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    "Wonderfully Incomplete"

    But I don't WANT them to knock my house down!

    The narrator is very expressive, bringing life to the characters without losing the narrative distance of the omniscient observer. Excellently done and very enjoyable. As usual, I wish Books 1 and 2 had been combined, so the end didn't come quite so quickly.

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    Eli 06-08-17
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    "loved it!"

    i dont like having to add extra words. i loved it. that's good enough no?

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    Victoria 06-07-17
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    "amazing"

    good book. way better than the movie. would recommend to anyone who like sifi and that stuff.

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    Jana 06-06-17
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    "The most fun book I have ever read!"

    A very enjoyable book to listen to with a great performance. I'm looking forward to the others in the series.

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    Jon Larkcom 06-06-17
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    "A classic"

    Simply put this book is a must for anyone claiming to be a science-fiction loving nerd. Stephen Fry's voice is a joy to listen to and the whole book is very entertaining.

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