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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49,841 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Adams Narrator: Douglas Adams Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 1987 ISBN: 9780743546522
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From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency:

We solve the whole crime
We find the whole person
Phone today for the whole solution to your problem
(Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty)

Douglas Adams once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and—of course—missing cats.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency…is the skateboard on which the thinking person plays hooky from the universe.” 

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Anyone who relishes a hilarious and irreverent bit of lunacy will greet this novel with delight.”

    San Diego Union

  • “[A] hilarious novel.” 

    Audiofile

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 2/19/2014

    " After reading andother Adams book I was looking forwards to this. Sorry it didn't emthrall me, wont be reading the sequel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maher | 2/19/2014

    " I loved the HHGTTG series but this book was a bit too disjointed for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christopher Roberts | 2/12/2014

    " I actually expected this book to resemble a real detective novel. I also didn't expect ghosts in it. I thought time travel would be enough. It might be because what I got was so different from what I expected but I just thought that this book was a complete mess and even when Adams is at his best, his writing is pretty thin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brennan Rose | 2/11/2014

    " My favorite Douglas Adams book. And I've read them all! The story is completely engrossing and will have you laughing out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernard Campbell | 2/8/2014

    " A good read and one that I have gone back to on occasion. It's not Hitchhiker but it is a good read in it's own right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikita | 1/23/2014

    " Douglas Adams has a special place in my heart. This book is just as clever and witty and fun as you would expect an Adams novel to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/14/2014

    " I think you actually have to LIKE Coleridge to enjoy this book... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jolene | 12/10/2013

    " um...so I love Douglas Adams...maybe i was just distracted as I read this...but it was very hard to follow and nonsensical in a bad way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zeta T. | 12/5/2013

    " bits of this story need way more credit than generated by anyone I ever knew who'd read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/2/2013

    " This book isn't quite as good as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but I still enjoyed it. It's sci-fi, it's mystery, it's comedy, and it's a ghost story all in one. It's also got an Electric Monk and a bathroom with a horse inside. This is a must-read for any Douglas Adams fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 9/24/2013

    " This was so different from the Guide that I didn't know quite what I was getting into. But after reading and finally understanding this book (that is I hope I understood it. It is different from the Guide.)I must admit it made me think more than his other works. Still great, just different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 9/20/2013

    " While this book is not quite a 4, its more than a 3 and I am feeling biased and generous due to my adoration for the BBC series "Dirk Gently." This is a smart, quirky and humorous book, my husband and daughter have already read and enjoyed this book as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don Gubler | 8/26/2013

    " Not a good as hitchhiker but how do you follow that anyway? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karina | 7/30/2013

    " Read it years ago - reread and enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anand | 6/28/2013

    " It's Douglas Adams - nonsensical, hysterically funny with a surprise ending. There's little more to add. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chriss | 6/17/2013

    " Okay, if you want SUREAL this is the book! This and it's sequeal, Long Dark Teatime of the Soul. This is Douglas Adams at his most random and silly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/7/2013

    " Another wonderful story from Adams. Gently is a fabulous character and this was a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacque | 7/3/2012

    " I could not stop laughing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty Dawn | 5/25/2012

    " Douglas Adams can do no wrong. Which was already suspected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/1/2012

    " Not a bad book but I honestly didn't remember that I had read it until I saw the title. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brynna | 1/2/2012

    " Brilliantly bizarre tale involving a computer programmer, ghosts, the British university system, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, time, engagements, and that witty man against whom fate has set herself by making all his guesses right, Dirk Gently. "

  • 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.