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3.99998736294369 out of 53.99998736294369 out of 53.99998736294369 out of 53.99998736294369 out of 53.99998736294369 out of 5 4.00 (53,810 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: October 2006 ISBN: 9780739332122
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Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth’s dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on…

God only knows what it all means. And fortunately, He left behind a Final Message of explanation. But since it’s light-years away from Earth, on a star surrounded by souvenir booths, finding out what it is will mean hitching a ride to the far reaches of space aboard a UFO with a giant robot. But what else is new?

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Quotes & Awards

  • The looniest of the lot. Time
  • A MADCAP ADVENTURE . . . ADAMS'S WRITING TEETERS ON THE FRINGE OF INSPIRED LUNACY. United Press International
  • The most ridiculously exaggerated situation comedy known to created beings . . . Adams is irresistible. The Boston Globe

Listener Opinions

  • 3.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 5 Aeon815 | 9/18/2017

    " After reading the first book in the series, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Universe, I went Douglas Adams crazy and picked up the rest. None of them hold a candle to the first one, but there is still a lot of fun English humor to enjoy in this book too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael B | 2/17/2014

    " This book was somewhat better than the boring drug-trip third book in the series, and is still mildly entertaining in the way that all Adams books can't help but be. However, you can tell that the series has lost its spark by this point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briana | 2/15/2014

    " This one was a little boring... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodman | 2/8/2014

    " I happened to read 'Mostly Harmless',the fifth in Hitchhiker's Triology first and now I got my hands to the fourth book in the series. It seems I have to read the series backwards. Still the books are great and an enjoyable read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ortal | 2/2/2014

    " my favorite of the "trilogy" so far. the story was actually easy to follow, but still loads of fun. I have a feelings others didnt like it because it was the 'simplest' of the stories, but I think in this instance it really worked. Really short... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberto Perez | 1/28/2014

    " No es tan genial como los 3 primeros pero es muy bueno "

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

    " God's Final Message to His Creation had me sniffling, and even the most cynical of beings as Marvin agreed. So simple and ordinary a message, yet so deeply profound. I don't know how Mr. Adams did it, but he sure did it well and with seeming ease. The book, on the whole, was great as usual, with seemingly pointless scenes clicking together effortlessly in the near end, as usual. I dread to go on to the next, and last, Hitchhiker book, and therefore am perfectly content to put it off by starting in on Mort by teh Pratchett. And re-reading Jurassic Park at the time, for unknown reasons other than I have an urge to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Koz | 1/20/2014

    " 4th book in the H2G2 trilogy, and probably my favorite of all 5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/18/2014

    " Douglas Adams is so smart- I love his books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenna | 1/10/2014

    " Part of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. "

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

    " I really enjoyed Hitchhiker's Guide, and this one amused me as well -- but not as much as HG. Funny in spots, but just a bit boring in others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/13/2013

    " Didn't have as many funny moments but still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/8/2013

    " So far my least favorite of the Hitchhiker's series, mostly because they are so rarely in space. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 11/7/2013

    " Very clever, and very funny. The characters are so real and human, no matter what bizarre situations they find themselves in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacquie | 10/29/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this as much as the other Hitchhiker's Guide books. Nothing was really resolved and it didn't hold together very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dusty | 9/21/2013

    " Not as good as the first an third, but thoroughly entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 1/18/2013

    " More bizarre humor from a favorite author. I miss him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 5/15/2012

    " Enjoyable but ultimately pointless. This feels more like a side story than a main part of the Hitchhiker series, enjoyable yes but contributes nothing to the overall story and events that occur in the fifth book render this book meaningless, which is a shame as Fenchurch is a good character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie Jones | 3/13/2012

    " A bit blah in places but saved by being sweet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 1/21/2012

    " Amusing but not as funny as the first book in the series- "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina Durst | 1/18/2012

    " Don't think I liked this as much as the first or second, but still good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 9/18/2011

    " Zum eigentlichen Abschluss der "Anhalter"-Reihe gibt Douglas Adams noch mal (fast) alles... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Bosworth | 6/6/2011

    " great couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 5/31/2011

    " is this the end, thought it was.......but maybe not. lots of humor "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel Kopel | 5/20/2011

    " Serious drop-off in quality here. This just did not have the eloquence, the humor, the insight, of the first three. Maybe three books is enough in a trilogy. One more to go, but it is not on the top of the reading pile. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 5/11/2011

    " Just not as good at the first three books, except for the ending. "

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

    " Der für mich am schwersten zugängliche Teil der Anhalter-Reihe. Enthält aber immer noch einige sehr feine Passagen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 eldaldo | 4/18/2011

    " Probably my favorite book in the series. Solid science fiction, but also some good story telling and romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 4/11/2011

    " A somehow simultaneously more and less ambitious hitchhiker's book that takes the characterization to a whole new depth. A wonderful respite from the compelling insanity of the series up to this point, it's the Arthur Dent story you never knew you always wanted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marianne | 3/29/2011

    " This has been the easiest of all the books in the trilogy to read, but it has also been the least interesting. There is very little in the way of "oddities" in this book and it seems more like a prologue to something else? Maybe the next book? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 3/26/2011

    " More actual story than some of the other books in the series. Perhaps not the best in terms of laugh out loud but a joy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn | 3/3/2011

    " I liked this the best out of all of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Redwytch | 3/2/2011

    " God final message to Makind changed my life!!!! "

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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.