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  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • De : Douglas Adams
  • Lu par : Stephen Fry
  • Durée : 5 h et 51 min
  • 4,8 out of 5 stars (127 notations)

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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.

    Description

    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.

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    "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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    Awesome

    Sir Stephen Fry is awesome! Good story. I would love to listen to the sequel.

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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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    Hasn't aged a bit

    I used to have this book on audio cassette read by Stephen Moore which I can't find now. That was to me the definitive recording. Stephen Fry does a great job as always but with such great source material you expect no less. Enjoy, and remember......DON'T PANIC!

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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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    • 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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    • 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 pejoratively - 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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    • Anonymous User
    • 14/01/2021

    I have lived the story

    The Voice of Stephen Fry suites this story perfectly! It lel me fall to a story and feel as I where there, near Arthur and Ford.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 06/05/2020

    Very Funny Reading

    Stephen Fry is a master story teller. kep me entertained throughout the book.

    The writer did a very good job. Will now read the sequel.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 01/05/2017

    "Mice, they paid for earth." Mind Blowing.

    Love to Love it, Stephen Fry made it better, as a matter of fact, he is undoubtedly the best at these sort of entertainment.

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    • Ian Williamson
    • 27/07/2016

    Just ok

    Stephen fry is fantastic as always. However as a newcomer to the series I wasn't a huge fan. Mainly because I didn't particularly like the humour.

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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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    • Sharon
    • 28/12/2012

    As always a great story, highly amusing but...

    Stephen Fry has managed to disappoint again with a rather stolid reading of a very funny and great book. So sad.

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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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    • Robin Borntraeger
    • 12/12/2018

    great sorry. bad audio quality

    the story is a brilliant hilarious mockery of philosophy that is magnificently portrait by Stephen Fry.

    Unfortunately, the performance looses points due to the underperforming sound editing team. the sound falls out always at the beginning of the chapter and at the end. very unfortunate.
    the entire story misses approximately 2 minutes which ruins the point of even buying it.
    very sad

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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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    • C.W.Franz
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 13/01/2021

    eine verrückte Reise :)

    Ein tolles Hörbuch! Im Original kommen noch mehr die besonderen Charaktere rüber (mich hatten die teils empörten Rezensionen über die eigenwillige deutsche Variante mit Christian Ulmen abgeschreckt). Einziger Wermutstropfen an dem Hörbuch hier: es ist nicht so einfach zu verstehen im Englischen (bei Störgeräusche wenn man z.B. unterwegs ist, ist das noch schwieriger). Aber das ist eher ein Problem von mir ;)

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 22/06/2022

    Stephen Fry is as British as it gets

    I love Stephen Fry as the narrator for this book. Such a shame he didn't speak all the other books. Absolutely loved it!!!!

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    • Cornelius Botha
    • 11/06/2022

    Not the worst story in the galaxy.

    Great story as always with Adams and complemented by the voice of Fry it is a throughly enjoyable audio experience.

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    • Rodrigo Marion
    • 02/05/2022

    Probably the best story I’ve yet listened to.

    The hilariously absurd yet deeply meaningful narrative, along with Stephen Fry’s flexile voice talent make this audiobook the perfect delivery of what I believe must be one of the most entertaining and fun books ever written.

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    • Anonymer Hörer
    • 16/12/2021

    I love it. I love the story and the narration

    The story is absurdly beautiful and capturing. Stephen Fry adds so much to the story with his beautiful narrations.