The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.
Publisher: Westminster, MD : Books on Tape, 2005.
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ISBN: 9781415922552
1415922551
Call Number: ADAMS
Characteristics: 5 compact discs (6 hrs.) .
Subjects: Science fiction.
Compact discs, Book.
Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction.
Interstellar travel -- Fiction.
Dent, Arthur (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Prefect, Ford (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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readinJC
Jul 14, 2017

I am not a sci-fi person. But, with all the references to this book that I have heard over the last 30+ years, I presumed there must be SOMEthing that I was missing. Not at all.

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921Jack
Apr 22, 2017

Interestingly, although the listed narrator is Martin Freeman, Stephen Fry is the actual narrator.

BostonPL_LauraB Jan 30, 2017

I'm definitely not the audience for this book. It's not really my kind-of humor and it was frankly pretty boring.

librarylizzard Jul 09, 2015

Once you read (or listen) to this, it's no mystery why it's become a beloved sci-fi classic. With wacky names that make you giggle every time, to robots with depression, the blend of comedy and science fiction is masterful. I highly recommend this audio version, as the narration brought everything vividly to life in my mind's eye. Even those that shy away from hard sci-fi may find that this lighthearted, rollicking approach is splendid fun!

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alaksova
Jan 10, 2015

Stephen Fry was awesome, with just the right touch of what seemed like sarcasm laced into the audiobook. The actual plotline is brilliant, with many thought-provoking parts.

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tonging
Jun 26, 2014

This was weird, like really weird. It was funny, though.
The ending didn't make much sense, but I suppose that was to leave room for the next book.

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LaPhenixa
Apr 19, 2014

Just as amazing the second time around! Humorous and unexpected with delightful characters and amusing twists and turns!

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humbleworm
Sep 05, 2013

Having read the books and seen the television series years ago, I figured listening while driving to/from work would be interesting. It is worth noting that the tv series stayed fairly true to the original radio broadcasts but stopped at a logical point somewhere around the halfway through and for good reason. The remainder of the original series was less inspired and the last 2 CDs in this 8 CD set were just interviews. The audio quality and sound effects are not on par with today's standards so I'd recommend the books or tv series over the original audio. My kids didn't think it was funny either. Still, if you want something to listen to while driving it's not bad.

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Octillion
Aug 18, 2013

Excellent audiobook! Stephen Fry was a perfect choice. The great story plus amazing voice-acting makes for an overall wonderful experience. Highly recommended

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KeitaWolf
Jan 22, 2013

Witty and entertaining, this audiobook had me laughing out loud. Douglas Adams has a brilliant way of putting the world around us into perspective. It is amazing how much of an adventure this audiobook manages to take you on in only six hours. I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone looking for a reason to smile, or simply searching for a momentary escape from an otherwise mundane day.

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alaksova
Jan 10, 2015

"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons."

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Octillion
Aug 18, 2013

Don't panic!

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