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Description: Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterates the planet to build a freeway. You'll never read funnier science fiction; Adams is a master of intelligent satire, barbed wit, and comedic dialogue. The Hitchhiker's Guide is rich in comedic detail and thought-provoking situations and stands up to multiple reads. Required reading for science fiction fans, this book (and its follow-ups) is also sure to please fans of Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and British sitcoms.
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5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsI love listening to this audiobook in my car .
Posted by rnorton828 on 6/21/2005
It is fitting that this audio adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was voiced by actor Stephen Fry. Fry was a close friend of the late Mr. Adams, and he also narrates the new H2G2 movie as the voice of the Book. Fry does a great job of making this classic novel come alive, drawing the listener into the story. This audiobook makes a great tribute to Douglas Adams and the world and characters he created in the H2G2 universe.
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsHilariously funny!
Posted by Anonymous on 7/19/1998
Although I havn't heard all of the the audio cassettes for a few years now, I have read through all of the books in the last few days. I know a lot of people who have read this book (mostly because I've persuaded them to!!), but I don't know a single person that hasn't liked it. If you want to laugh through five books, or five book's worth of tape, then buy this now!!
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsBe ready to meet the mice ;)
Posted by Bel Alcat on 12/29/2004
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is a thoroughly strange book, that at the same time is oddly charming. It starts in a really weird way, with the demolition of Earth (yes, our planet) in order to build a interestellar highway. Only one man survives the end of our world: an Englishman, Arthur Dent. Arthur is saved from sure death by one of his friends, Ford Prefect, that also happened to be an alien doing some research for "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (an electronic book that "tells you everything you need to know about anything", and that specially highlights the need for a towel).

Ford got a lift for them with a Vogon spaceship, where they would soon be subjected to a danger worse than death: Vogon poetry. Anyway, as nothing bad last forever, there were soon ejected into space to suffer certain and painful death, only to be rescued again just in time to begin their adventures.

Both Ford and Arthur are interesting characters, but I found Arthur's whining particularly funny. For example, and in his own words to Ford: "you are talking about a positive mental attitude and you haven't even had your planet demolished today. I woke up this morning and thought I'd have a nice relaxed day, do a bit of reading, brush the dog... It is now just after four in the afternoon and I am already being thrown out of an alien spaceship six light-years from the smoking remains of the Earth!".

There are other characters and things you will find interesting, like an eternally depressed robot (life, "loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it"), Zaphod Beeblebrox, and the Babel fish (capable of translating any language in the galaxy if you put them in your ear). There are also some scenes that appear out of the blue, but that are quite enchanting. For instance "Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing something important. Suddenly he realized what it was. - Is there any tea on this spaceship?-he said".

On the whole, I highly recommend this book. Its premise is extremely original, and you will have lots of fun reading it. If you can, buy it know, and be ready to meet the mice * :)

Belen Alcat (* = you will understand that phrase only after reading this book!!!)
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 starsLa science-fiction burlesque...
Posted by Anonymous on 7/20/2002
Des robots dépressifs, des extra-terrestres à deux têtes, un personnage nommé Ford Escort, et une planète qui se nomme Megrathmoilà.

Douglas Adams crée un univers totalement tordu, hilarant et absurde à l'extrême. Le pauvre Arthur Accroc se fait exproprier de sa demeure, que le gouvernement veut remplacer par une autoroute - le jour même où le gouvernement galactique veut détruire la Terre pour y faire passer une autoroute interstellaire... et ce n'est là que le premier de ses accrocs! Impossible de lire ce roman sans se tordre de rire à toutes les pages.

Ah... Et la réponse à la Question sur la Vie, l'Univers et le Reste? C'est 42.

Marrant.

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 starsDouglas is Douglas...you couldn't ask for more
Posted by J. E. Chase on 12/28/2007
The man was a genius along the lines of Terry Pratchett. Must be something about the water over there...

If you're a fan of Douglas, it's a must read. Period. All his stuff is a must read in my opinion...if you like humor and can handle British humour.

Great photos, write-ups, tid-bits, history.

I miss the guy.