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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (33,791 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Adams Narrator: Harry Enfield Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Harry Enfield stars once again in a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Douglas Adams's second Dirk Gently novel, directed by the award-winning Dirk Maggs

Harry Enfield exuberantly returns as Dirk Gently, who, fallen on hard times and dressed as a gypsy woman, is using his irritatingly accurate clairvoyant powers to read palms. He is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract accompanied by a hairy, green-eyed, scythe-wielding monster. When Detective Superintendent Gilks decides a headless body found in a sealed room is the result of a particularly irritating suicide, Dirk is plunged into a mystery where the interconnectedness of all things is tested to the limit...

This is the second of three series adapted from the Dirk Gently books, directed by Dirk Maggs (chosen by Douglas Adams to conclude the award-winning Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy). Guest stars include Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Jan Ravens (Dead Ringers), Philip Jackson (Poirot), John Fortune (Bremner, Bird & Fortune), Morwenna Banks (Absolutely), Stephen Moore (The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy) and returning cast members Olivia Colman (Peep Show), Jim Carter (The Golden Compass) and Billy Boyd (The Lord Of The Rings). This release contains over 30 minutes of additional unbroadcast material. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/4/2014

    " Re-read this, er...relistened to this for the first time in a while. I think this is my favorite Douglas Adams, actually. I know its heresy to say that you like something more than Hitchhikers, but this is really such a perfect little dark warped jewel of a book. Plus the audio version is read by Adams himself, which makes it extra great to listen to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yoon | 2/2/2014

    " I am one of a handful of people who have read all or most of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series without finding it particularly funny, interesting, or good, so it took me quite by surprise when I pulled this from the shelf, started reading, and started to crack up. I have not read the prequel, but this mostly stands alone pretty well: a "holistic" detective, Dirk Gently, collides with a woman named Kate Schacter who is suffering travel difficulties, not to mention Norse gods thundering around. And a large, homicidal gold eagle. And let's not forget the malevolent fridge in Gently's apartment, which has not been opened in three months. I promise there's a plot under all this, but the plot is almost besides the point. Rather, it's a fast-moving, fun, and wildly improbable ride through a lot of bizarre imagery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicholas Dummer | 1/27/2014

    " Adams is highly amusing. I am now finished with all of his books. It is a little sad. They were amusing and distracting in my transitional time. I highly recommend Adams for anyone who needs a reprieve from life. There are infinite probabilities... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Davita Egeland | 1/8/2014

    " Great, if you liked the Hitchhiker's series, you will like this. This time not only do we get to enjoy the humor that brought to us the hitchhikers guide to the universe, but also a quirky, weird but intriguing mystery! "

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