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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 2
Lu par : Martin Freeman
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“Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist.” (The Washington Post Book World)

Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons? Time for a cup of tea! Join the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his uncommon comrades in arms in their desperate search for a place to eat as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability.   

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. Their destination? The ultimate hot spot for an evening of apocalyptic entertainment and fine dining, where the food speaks for itself (literally).

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

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

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  • DrVeebs
  • 02/07/2012

I love this book!

Would you listen to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe again? Why?

Yes, it's a classic, and listening to it aloud makes it even more fun.

What did you like best about this story?

All of the Hitchhiker books are hilarious, and this one is no exception.

What about Martin Freeman’s performance did you like?

I liked his voice for Marvin the paranoid android.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh.

Any additional comments?

I hate Martin Freeman's Zaphod Beeblebrox voice. He sounds like Joe Pesci.

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  • Skip Walter
  • 28/01/2015

God bless Martin Freeman

I didn't think the Hitchhiker series could get any better than Stephen Fry narrating. Then I proceeded to book 2 and heard Martin Freeman in my ears. Goodbye Audible Credits! Totally. Worth. It. Best purchse so far on Audible.

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  • J. Carpenter
  • 24/05/2007

awesome... except for the voice of Zaphod

This book is beautifully read with the screeching halt exception of Zaphod Beeblebrox. For unknown reasons the narrator chose to read this character as a stereotypical New York thug. Think Rocky Balboa and you'll have it. Other than that, the book is excellent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26/06/2009

Great, But not as great as book one

I thought this book was great. The first one was a bit better, but that is only because it has the natural advantage of being a bit more shocking to the reader making it slightly more exciting. By now your a little more used to, as is Arthur, the impressively random and outlandish events that stretched your brain in the first book. But there are still just as many random and outlandish adventures to be had in book two.

I'm not sure why everyone thought the narrator was so awful. I thought he was fine. I had a different reader for the first HGTTG. He was fine too.

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  • Solvitieg
  • 03/01/2010

Still funny!

I have no idea why people are complaining about the narration. It's high quality and each character sounds unique. If you want a monotone boring narrator like the people below, then I guess this isn't for you. The narration in this book is very comparable to the great job Stephen Fry did in the first book.

The book itself is pretty good and makes me want to continue the series. I love the world, or should I say "universe" created by Douglas Adams in this series. It's refreshing and exciting.

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  • Krist
  • 12/05/2019

It’s just not fun anymore

I miss Stephen Fry. I hate Martin Freeman. The books are great. That is all.

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  • gwynkitty
  • 01/08/2009

The narrator is mostly harmless

I was worried by the comments on the narration, but I actually loved this Zaphod. The narrator is no Stephen Fry, but he's quite good and I found the book to be quite enjoyable. I think it boils down to different preferences, so if you loved reading these books don't let the naysayers scare you off. I plan to get the next three.

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  • DilexiStone
  • 06/10/2009

You'll be glad you got it

Don't be swayed by the comments about Zaphod. I thought it was an excellent performance. Martin Freeman gives Zaphod the voice that he has in the books. He is amusingly shallow and charmingly inarticulate. He has, of course, an American accent. In his boastful moments he sounds a little like a serene Al Pacino and in his frustrated moments a little like a slightly stunned Keanu Reeves.

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  • F. Passow
  • 17/02/2020

Wrong narrator for this book

Wrong narrator for this book. Very, very wrong. No energy. Wrong accent. I love the book. But this feels almost, but not quite, completely unlike the book.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 28/10/2019

I will not buy the other books.

I'm always a fan of Hitchhikers Guide series, but I'm NOT a fan of Martin Freeman's reading. I very much enjoyed Stephen Fry's reading of the first book though and I liked the special effects during the reading. i just did not like his voices, they were horrible to me.

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