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3.9999734735446 out of 53.9999734735446 out of 53.9999734735446 out of 53.9999734735446 out of 53.9999734735446 out of 5 4.00 (63,333 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Adams Narrator: Martin Freeman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series Release Date: July 2006 ISBN: 9780739332108
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The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads—so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.

They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vice president of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-president of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox.

How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert “universal” Armageddon and save life as we know it—and don’t know it!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Wild satire . . . the feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes. Chicago Tribune

  • “Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading. Arizona Daily Star

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harrison Grant | 2/20/2014

    " Just when you thought maybe he would run out of things to write about the crazy life of dent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariel | 2/19/2014

    " This book was exciting and as funny as the first two! I loved it and would recommend it to others who like humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naeemah | 2/14/2014

    " I've read the complete tales but I'll call this one my favorite. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marte Patel | 1/14/2014

    " I read this book a few pages at a time, over a longer period than usual perhaps, but this is how I often read novels. However, with this book I never actually got into the story, and often felt confused when earlier bits were referred to. After I finished reading it, I had to go to Wikipedia and read the synopsis in order to get an overview. It was still a bit funny, but not nearly as good as the first two, and very fragmented. I feel like reading it all again, though, and I might enjoy it a lot more the next time I read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/13/2014

    " Once again: outrageous, irreverent, genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vladimir Penov | 1/11/2014

    " Great again, but the ending was not what I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merrill | 1/4/2014

    " The best of the first 3 books in the Hitchhiker series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shendy | 12/19/2013

    " I really wanted to love this book as much as I did the first two, but I feel like this one fell into the serial novel trap and was written just to be written. This is not to say I dind't giggle a bit, or that I wont finish the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Callie | 12/18/2013

    " This was considerably less great than the first two, but it was mildly entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 12/7/2013

    " Crazy funny sci-fi. Highly enjoyable, which I didn't expect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 12/7/2013

    " This book had bits of humor sprinkled throughout, but there was very little story to follow. Arthur Dent travels through time and space to stop the universe's destruction. This book of British humor is on the same level of stupidity as Wilt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sif | 8/12/2013

    " It was I little heavy, but at the same time funny and makes you think outside the box, and this book really profs that Douglas Adams has done that exact thing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefan | 8/5/2013

    " Loved the story and humour "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael R. | 7/8/2013

    " Still a lot of fun. An enjoyable read following Dent and the boys, (and Trillion!) around the universe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kidz | 6/10/2013

    " what can I say? Douglas Adams has done it again.Good, and hilarious! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Enrico | 5/29/2012

    " In the end I did not like the whole serie that much... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mirek Kukla | 4/22/2012

    " Not quite as polished as the first two, but still hilarious. Clever as hell - straight up fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Blower | 2/11/2012

    " Not my favorite of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 1/26/2012

    " Douglas Adams is one of the funniest authors I've read, by far. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gary Anthony | 10/14/2011

    " Disappointing that this series seems to lose steam as it progresses -- especially when the first book was so brilliant. Yet, I'll still probably read the remaining books in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andreea | 7/7/2011

    " As entertaining as expected! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sparrow | 5/30/2011

    " I was getting tired of these books by the time i was done with this one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tareque | 5/24/2011

    " All I have to say is LOLs "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruan | 5/21/2011

    " Fantastically brilliant blasting with laughter. Don't think science fiction when you read this. Don't think at all actually. Let the probability drive take you to worlds where yours is far forgotten. A mere blimp or simple explosion to the rest of the mind boggling universe "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthewfiore | 5/18/2011

    " This series of books long ago changed my understanding and view of comedy. Douglas Adams work has alway made me laugh, and enjoy the irony of life, the universe and everything.
    Anyone with any sense of humor should sit back with a hot cup of tea, and enjoy this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devin | 5/16/2011

    " This is a fantastic book, and the audiobook makes for a great time on a long car trip. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kbarker65 | 5/16/2011

    " I read this book in high school. I remember enjoying it and its sequels, and I plan to re-read them as soon as I pare down my reading list a little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tommy | 5/15/2011

    " Maybe the best books ever in the history of mankind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danelle | 5/9/2011

    " First two books are great, particularly the first, rest of the books got tedious after a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirin | 5/9/2011

    " This is always presented to me as the best book ever, and it's good, but I found it somewhat depressing at times, though always amusing. I'd recommend reading the books seperately rather than as one giant volume, for a better sense of how each book was intended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/9/2011

    " A humorous sci-fi series that's good, but sometimes goes a little overboard. The tone reminds me of an extreme Snowcrash, if you've read that book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 5/4/2011

    " Despite not being a fan of sci-fi nor of British humour, this 5 part compendium of laughs is one of my all-time favourite reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/4/2011

    " Love all of Douglas Adams' books. The quirky humor and fantastical characters are extremely entertaining and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/2/2011

    " Hilarious and clever. Memorable characters that you'll be quoting for the rest of your life. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pascal | 4/30/2011

    " Funny, witty, and intriguing! I would recommend this book to all with a good sense of humor! :D
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 4/26/2011

    " I could not stop laughing out loud the whole book. Love this book! "

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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.