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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Audiobook

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in arms as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability, and desperately in search of a place to eat.

Among Arthur's motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, a longtime friend and expert contributor to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMillan, a fellow Earth refugee who's gone native (her name is Trillian now); and Marvin, the moody android who suffers nothing and no one very gladly. Their destination? The ultimate hot spot for an evening of apocalyptic entertainment and fine dining, where the food (literally) speaks for itself.

Will they make it? The answer: hard to say. But bear in mind that the Hitchhiker's Guide deleted the term "Future Perfect" from its pages, since it was discovered not to be!

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.

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"What's such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams' sardonically silly eyes." (Detroit Free Press)

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    Martin Freeman is a true storyteller. His performance alone is worth the listen. Excellent story.

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    "Martin Freeman is wonderful!"

    I've read this book multiple times in my life. Martin Freeman's incredible acting and voice talents bring the story vibrantly alive. I had felt as if I were listening to a radio cast instead of having one narrator.

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    Excruciatingly short for the price, especially since you can hardly listen to the books out of order or skip ones.

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    This is a very good version, completely unabridged, some times the narration can a little dry, but good none the less

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    Freeman does a pretty good job of narrating, but after listening to the marvel that was Fry's narration of the first book, this one falls a bit short. Freeman doesn't have quite the same comedic timing and range of voices as Fry.

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    "Very confusing book."

    Hard to follow the story. Zaphod made to sound like someone from the Bronx. I gave up listening about 2 hours before the end, just could not take anymore. I may try others in the series because I really like Hitchhikers Guide but I cannot recommend this book.

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    Christopher Buteau Melrose, MA USA 01-24-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Just keeps getting better."

    I started with book 1 and each book keeps getting better.

    highly suggest you listen to this classic.

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    "Still great!"

    The almost overwhelming amount of absurdity never gets old. I have read this book first about 20 years ago. It still made me laugh out loud many times! This guy should be elevated to sainthood!!!

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    "As good the hundredth time."

    Always a fan of Adam's acerbic wit. Freeman is a great and versatile vocal talent.

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