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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 Adams

Douglas Adams (1952–2001) was the much-loved author of the Hitchhiker’s trilogy, including The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which was later adapted as a feature film. Best known for his imaginative and comedy-rich science fiction series which sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, Adams also wrote extensively for television, stage, print media, and computer games, as well as working in acting and radio comedy.