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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.

©1980 Serious Productions, Ltd.; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

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

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Excellent

The story is amazing, the performance is good, the only problem is the voice Freeman gave Zaphod. Why didn't anyone stop him? Very distracting.

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Interesting story

I was impressed by the narrators ability to tell the story in such and interesting way, he did a justice to the humor in the story

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decent except for the accents

Great narration except for truly horrific American accents. otherwise I really enjoyed this. Douglas Adams is amazing.

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My favorite of the whole series

While it takes a bit to get going, the spiraling chaos of stupidity and genius is just too much fun to stop. It requires such mental investment; that, it shocks me how goofy it all is.

Time to invest in leaves!

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Amazing

It is wonderful to listen to even after six times seven listening sessions. Always recommended.

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Martin Why!?

Another excellent entry in the series, but that Beeblebrox voice is a terrible change. I'd still recommend it.

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All around great!

I have been struggling to move past the same spot in this series for a long time, so I decided to try the audio book. It worked :) it's an amazing story and the narration was great. It took a little getting used to and in some places was a little difficult to understand (the voice of Pizpot). With the paper copy of the book on hand it was easy to pay attention and get past the part I had been having a hard time with!

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The ending is not very good at all.

It's ok but I was disappointed in the ending. The first book is so much better.

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  • 05-27-17

Good Continuation

The second installment of the hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy is not the best of the five in the trilogy, but it does set a wonderful picture and does portray a wonderful alternative to what we think of as history.

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A classic!

Seriously, if you enjoyed Hitchhiker's, continue on with this sequel! I found it thoroughly enjoyable.