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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49,749 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Adams Narrator: Harry Enfield, Billy Boyd, Andrew Sachs, Jim Carter Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN:
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Harry Enfield and Billy Boyd star in a brand new, full-cast dramatisation of Douglas Adams' first Dirk Gently book, directed by the award-winning Dirk Maggs.

Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and he's drawn into a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.

Harry Enfield stars as Douglas Adams' much-loved psychic sleuth, with Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings), Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers), Jim Carter (The Golden Compass), and Olivia Colman (Peepshow). 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 Adam Gutschenritter | 2/10/2014

    " I love Douglas Adams and nothing in my life makes me happier then reading one of his books. This one is no different. Zen driving is a skill I am going to master. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brian Wallace | 1/28/2014

    " I love D Adams, but this was boooooooooooooooring and not funny. Read Hitchhikers Guide. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward | 1/25/2014

    " A fantastic book by Douglas Adams, can't believe I didn't enjoy it the first time I'd tried to read it. Dirk Gently is a sci-fi mystery novel mixed with Douglas Adams' wit and style. Although different to H2G2 the book enthralled me with the central mystery, making me want to keep reading past my better judgement (I had exams to revise for). Adams' splitting of the stories was great, dropping subtle hints throughout of how they interconnected. A great ending that even tries to answer some of the mysteries of our world, in true Douglas Adams style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 1/6/2014

    " Entertaining sci-fi mystery involving a missing cat, a ghost, and a time-traveler. A fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 12/25/2013

    " Hilarious, Adam's twists the world into a wonderfully weird shape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Minty | 12/25/2013

    " An entertaining, but slightly bonkers book. I wasn't able to really get into it, as I found the story line a little tedious at times, and frankly a bit too absurd for my taste. Still, a good book for those interested in science-fiction, or absurdist humour. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 12/8/2013

    " a fine exercise in humility for anyone inclined to take the ultimate interrelatedness of everything too seriously "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 10/23/2013

    " Started a little slow, but by the end, up to the best that he had to offer with the Hitchhker's Guide books. Wish we could somehow set the time machine back a few years and get Doug a heart transplant or someithing so we'd still have him with us before the fixed the phones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anissa | 10/4/2013

    " Dirk gently you crack me up :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 8/16/2013

    " Loved it! I wish he'd lived to write a lot more of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SterlingSpider | 8/1/2013

    " This book is a longstanding favorite which holds up admirably to re-reads. It's so full of quietly dropped references and understated humour that it feels like it practically changes itself around to suit your mood. It's almost a different story every time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peter | 7/2/2013

    " I wanted to like this, but I really didn't. There were some moments of good, but in the long run, I didn't think it was particularly enjoyable. Half the time I wasn't sure I had a clue what he was trying to communicate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 6/24/2013

    " Another wonderful read by Douglas Adams. This book involves time travel, computers, ghosts, Bach and aliens, all woven together by Adams sarcastic story-telling and British humour. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott | 3/6/2013

    " 2 Stars. This was my first exposure to Dirk Gently, and I was not very impressed with the arc. The concept of a holistic detective is pure Adams - however I was just not captivated by the execution. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jud (Disney Diva) | 9/18/2012

    " I found this ok, I had a few laughs at the start but after a while it didn't seem to be going anywhere and I just wanted to get to the end to see how it would resolve itself. No idea what Gordon Way's ghost had to do with anything. I did like it but I was not very impressed with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helena Newbury | 1/30/2012

    " I really couldn't get into this the first time I tried it. I went back about a year later and absolutely loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bevans | 1/13/2012

    " A funny, weird, and intriguing mystery. Adams' writing style is, as always, the star of the show, and though the characters are all pretty good, the story itself takes a backseat and kinda falls apart at the end. But it's still a very entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 12/26/2011

    " I have read this book no less than ten times in my life, that's what I thought of it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frankie | 7/24/2011

    " hilarious and in my view better than "hitchikers..." (but i might be in the minority there...) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ethan | 5/20/2011

    " I'm apparently the only Douglas Adams nerd in the world who thinks so, but I like this one better than anything else he wrote. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 5/12/2011

    " Slower to get in to than any of the Hitchhiker's novels, but certainly wraps up quite fantastically. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reshma | 5/2/2011

    " Interesting and humorous. Was a little confused by the Electric Monk bit but caught on eventually. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 4/22/2011

    " A masterpiece entirely. Sheer brilliance. I'd quite forgotten how good Adams is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 4/20/2011

    " One of my all time favorites. Especially the Electric Monk. Douglas Adams had the knack and I am sad that he is gone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 4/2/2011

    " Less good than thee first of the series, but I think still more enjoyable than the first hhgttg. The end is a little muddled and slightly anticlimactic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isabell | 3/25/2011

    " A lot of nonsense but somehow you can't really put the book down all the same. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dylan | 3/24/2011

    " It was alright. Kind of non-sensical, but not necessarily in a good way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benscopato | 3/18/2011

    " Douglas Adams is great. Not as good as The Hitchhiker's Guide but enjoyable all the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gord | 3/18/2011

    " Whoo, excellent stuff. I decided my 42nd birthday was an apropos time to start re-reading Douglas Adams' stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 3/16/2011

    " My work IS the couch impossibly situated in the stairwell. It gets referenced frequently in my museums (usually as we try to avoid it). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bex | 3/6/2011

    " I couldn't believe this had been on my shelves for so long without me reading it! I love Douglas Adams, and I love the fact that this still made me giggle aloud almost as much as Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy did :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 2/23/2011

    " Eh. I was amused but not enthralled. [Feb. 2011] "

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About the Author
Author Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams, a legend of imaginative fiction, ushered in the advent of comedic science fiction with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The book developed into a hugely successful series of five novels. The Dirk Gently series—Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul—helped cement Adams as one of the most successful and beloved authors in science fiction.