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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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    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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    sam lowen 02-06-17
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    "best book ever"

    you better believe it. it's life changing. will turn your world upside down. absolutely mind bendingly incredible.

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    Robert E. Glouberman 02-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome!"

    I really loved this audiobook. The performance and story are both great. There are some minor technical mistakes but it's all okay.

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    Nathan Kemp 02-03-17
    Nathan Kemp 02-03-17
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    "Just silly"

    Not a funny book, but definitely a silly one. A philosopher named Magic Thighs. The Earth was just a computer. A depressed robot. All good fun and silliness.

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    "You know why I love it"

    It is smartly hilarious and hilariously smart all around. I loved every minute of it.

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    "Favorite book now my favorite audio book."

    Great reading and a short duration. The story is funny and thought through. I would definitely suggest it to sci-fi lovers.

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    Richard 01-24-17
    Richard 01-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    One of my favorite books ever. Loved listening to it. Stephen Fry's performance was superb.

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    Kimball Gl Willard 01-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing."

    The beautiful satire and sarcasm was swiftly and amazingly portrayed by Stephen Fry. I love this book and I love the movie. Worth every cent.

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