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Download The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised) Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Adams Narrator: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan, Stephen Moore Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll. Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune, with newly recorded announcements by John Marsh.

Also included on this Special Edition is Douglas Adams's Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast in 1999, which looks at the genesis and phenomenal success of the series. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 1/18/2014

    " Adams is hillarious and this BBC Radio play of the first book in the Hitchhiker's series does not dissappoint. Hearing the characters come to life as only the BBC can do makes for side-splitting laughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xa | 1/1/2014

    " Enjoyable, and interestingly different from the books. It's fun to hear the behind the scenes information at the end as well. "

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

    " Humor. Absurdity. Philosophy. Fantasy. A classic. I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. Read by the author who was great as the reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kandra | 5/2/2013

    " It really interesting and funny. Irony at its best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jure | 4/28/2013

    " Very nicely done radio adventure :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rima | 4/4/2013

    " Fun but short original radio version of the book. Entertaining listening for about 3 hours for fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 8/13/2012

    " I've only seen the movie, haven't read the book, but here's the start of the original radio play. I love the cast! (I love Zooey as Trillian better in the movie, but I love the original-cast Zaphod much better than the movie version.) Can't wait to see what happens next.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 4/3/2012

    " I listened to this every night for 10 years going to sleep. It is the greatest work of comedic sci-fi ever written, but also attains a much deeper philosophy than most give it credit for. Although the stories are similar, the radio series still stands as the best version of the HHGTTG. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 2/2/2012

    " I had forgotten how funny this one was. "Life. Don't talk to me about life." :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 1/8/2012

    " If you enjoyed the books, buy this, the radio version. Brilliantly done, and SO much better than the rather amateurish job they did with putting it on the small screen. The guy playing Marvin is a pure joy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer H | 1/6/2012

    " This is so very funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 8/21/2011

    " Some dated material and lots that isn't in the books. The documentary at the end of the plays was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 5/23/2011

    " One of the funniest books of SciFi I ever read. Fall over laughing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/6/2011

    " I love that this audiobook is the original radio trascript. (not sure about cast)

    It is hard to follow some of the British humor, being a lowly American without being about to read it and think about the line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gortan | 1/18/2011

    " Des Lebensrätsels Lösung ist . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 5/16/2010

    " I listened to this every night for 10 years going to sleep. It is the greatest work of comedic sci-fi ever written, but also attains a much deeper philosophy than most give it credit for. Although the stories are similar, the radio series still stands as the best version of the HHGTTG. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rima | 12/25/2009

    " Fun but short original radio version of the book. Entertaining listening for about 3 hours for fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 7/31/2009

    " Some dated material and lots that isn't in the books. The documentary at the end of the plays was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kandra | 12/15/2008

    " It really interesting and funny. Irony at its best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi | 10/31/2008

    " Humor. Absurdity. Philosophy. Fantasy. A classic. I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. Read by the author who was great as the reader. "

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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.