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Master of comedy Stephen Fry delivers a brilliant audiobook narration of the best-selling novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams. Arthur Dent is a very British man having a very bad day. He discovers his friend is an alien and he’s taken off earth just as it’s destroyed to make way for a galaxy highway. To make matters worse, he hasn’t even had his morning cup of tea yet. This ingeniously constructed story takes a humorous look at how something as precious as Earth isn’t always appreciated until it’s gone. A lighthearted and enjoyable listen. Available now from Audible.

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One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place.

©1979 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2005 Random House US

Critiques

"By turns authoritative as the narrator, bemused as Arthur Dent, deadpan as Ford Prefect and manic as Zaphod Beeblebrox, he [Stephen Fry] makes an altogether appropriate reader . . . The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" ( The Times)

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one of the best books I have ever listened to

narrator: perfect
story: perfect
easy to listen to
just excellence at its finest
one of the best books I ever listened to

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  • Global
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  • Matthew
  • 08/01/2014

Stephen Fry is so, so good

This is just so damn British. I’m afraid my enjoyment for this book was enhanced a little too much by nostalgic memories of offbeat britcoms like Blackadder and (especially) Red Dwarf.

Speaking of influences I can’t help but wonder if—the very American—Futurama was partly inspired by Hitchhikers? Did anyone else notice the striking resemblance between Zapp Brannigan and Zaphod Beeblebrox? I had an image of Zapp in my mind every time Zaphod appeared on the page.

But back to Britain… when I learned the critical component of the Infinite Improbability Drive was a cup of hot tea… let’s just say it warmed my heart and provoked a spontaneous, gentle smile.

Apart from being terribly British, it’s also dreadfully amusing and easy-to-read. I loved it.

As for Stephen Fry’s narration of this audio-version --- *sigh* --- the man is a genius and has remained consistently on my list of “Fantasy Dinner Party Invitees” for the last 15 years so—obviously I would like to hack into the Audible website and somehow assign a sixth star in the category of “performance”.

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  • Global
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  • Rune
  • 26/11/2012

Hitchhiker never fails to entertain

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'm not the sort of person who recommends things to my friends - they're just so finicky. However, should I find out that a friend is a Hitchhiker's fan AND a Stephen Fry fan AND they ask me if it was any good I'd tell them, "Yes, yes and yes!"

The performance of this story that I know so well brought me new laughs and enjoyment.

What a shame the story reminded me of how old I am by reminding me of how old it is.

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  • Global
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  • Stelio
  • 02/06/2013

My Memories have been Fry'ed...

always loved Douglas Adams as a young Adult and was meaning to re read the trilogy (in four parts of course) in any case.

this was well worth the buy as Stephen Fry really does an outstanding performance, just bringing the book to life. This must be the best version of this work in my opinion, much netter than reading the book myself or watching the movie.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Sonia
  • 01/10/2012

Always a winner

I read this book when I was 20. Over a decade later, I thought it was about time to re-read it. So, with a puzzle in front of me, I began listening to this funny story once again. I just did it to feel good, to laugh, and to reminisce.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Amanda Ward
  • 19/05/2018

Easily my favourite book and reader

This is a wonderful book, and Stephen Fry does a great job as narrator. You should definitely listen to this book.

  • Global
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  • Jakub
  • 21/04/2018

Amazing:)!!

This book overall is amazing and the narration just makes it perfect awesome listen 10/10

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  • Miareadsbooks
  • 05/03/2018

A classic for the ages

A classic for the ages superbly narrated by Stephen Fry. If you don't know the answer to what is the meaning of life, load & listen now. Just don't forget your towel.

  • Global
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  • Lauren L
  • 12/02/2018

Weird not wise

So don’t get the hype surrounding this book. Sure it is a zany romp, but I use those adjectives deliberately - I mean how many adults are really into zany romps. I’m thinking of throwing in caper somewhere in this review. For me it was infantile, bizarre and nonsensical - no real plot, tension, suspense, character arc, and certainly no profound wisdom. There are flashes of brilliance, I must admit, and I did enjoy some of the droll humour of the ordinary juxtaposed with the bizarre, but overall pretty vacuous. Brilliantly brilliantly narrated by Stephen Fry however.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Prabhu
  • 21/01/2018

A work of art!

This is the second time I listened to this audio book after a long time and it was still wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it.

  • Global
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  • Anonymous User
  • 05/12/2017

Amazing simply amazing

This is the fundation for evey sci-fi satire that came afterwards. Just Listen to it.

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  • Global
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  • MacFrank
  • 06/12/2015

A perfect match

Fry and Adams - what a marvellous combination. Douglas Adams' classic literally comes to life through his friend's vivid, funny and clever recitation. A joy from start to end, a story so peculiar and fascinating it flows seamlessly into the reader's mind. Highly recommended!

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  • Global
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  • pitpat
  • 20/01/2015

Amazing

This book might be even better as an audio book than as a traditional one. The narrator is SO GOOD. Liked the Stanley Parable? You'll LOVE this

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Simon Furnivall
  • 11/10/2015

mindblasting

absolutely amazing - couldn't stop listening
stephen fry does a magnificent job and makes the audiobook come alive!

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  • Global
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  • Jörg
  • 19/08/2015

Hervorragende Science-Fiction Satire

Ich denke, über den Inhalt des Buches braucht nicht mehr viel gesagt zu werden. Douglas Adams liefert eine grandios-komische Beschreibung des "wahren" Lebens in der Galaxis.

Stephen Fry liefert als Sprecher ganz hervorragende Arbeit ab. Er gibt dem Erzähler einen sarkastisch-ironischen Unterton, der vorzüglich zur Geschichte passt. Ich finde es sehr Schade, dass er die übrigen Bücher der Reihe nicht auch gelesen hat.

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  • Global
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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 27/05/2018

It was very nice.

It it a nice story, but it is confusion in some parts. I recomment an IQ of at least 1200.

  • Global
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  • Mastema
  • 26/03/2018

keine Panik

ohne Worte ist 42 sicher eine korrekte Zahl für die Antwort dieser Frage vielleicht glaube ich

  • Global
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  • R
  • 11/03/2018

loved the story and the British accent!

This story is just a classic and a must read or listen for every sci-fi nerd.

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  • theschndr
  • 28/11/2017

A good read

The style and spoken words are filled with a healty grain of cynism, which makes every second worth listening and pondering to.

  • Global
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  • Harry Darling
  • 30/07/2017

Excellent

A very, very good book even so many years later, and an excellent speaker :)

  • Global
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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 20/07/2017

42/42

this is a great book and the reader is a perfect match.
I binged through the whole story in one night