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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (33,798 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Adams Narrator: Douglas Adams Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Kate Schechter would like to know why everyone she meets knows her name - and why Thor, the Norse god of thunder, keeps showing up on her doorstep. It takes the sardonic genius of Dirk Gently, detective and refrigerator wrestler, to get to the bottom of it all. Was the passenger check-in desk at Heathrow's blasting through the roof really an Act of God? (And if so, which?) What's going on at Woodshead Hospital? And why is a severed head spinning on a turntable, its body sitting amiably nearby? Only the sleuthing of Dirk Gently can uncover these mysteries, and only the absurdist wit of Douglas Adams can recount them with such relentless humor.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 2/13/2014

    " Oh. Douglas Adams, you lost me toward the end of this. And that's pretty difficult to do with your writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mad_Maudie | 2/3/2014

    " This sequel does not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyrie | 1/24/2014

    " Thor, rock music, Odin in a nursing home, a lorry driver who's also a minor rain god. It's all kind of weirdly funny and well, I like that and Adams combined. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorddust | 1/7/2014

    " Not, really what I expect from Douglas Adams. Explanation at end happens too fast and seem rushed, and without any sort of interest or comedy. There are some fun ideas at the end but the book ends before they get a chance to be explored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gabrielle | 12/23/2013

    " Crazy book that is sometimes hard to follow but if yo really enjoyed Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy you will like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linnaea | 12/20/2013

    " Besides Leo Leoni's Frederick, this is my other candidate for 'favourite book ever'. Although I didn't realize it when I first read it as a teenager, this is a book about the mathematical modeling of biological systems, and about the necessary, foundational interconnectedness of science and art. Also, it is very, very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 12/17/2013

    " man, i wish douglas adams had written more dirk gently books. he makes sherlock holmes look like a schmuck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 10/11/2013

    " Audio, courtesy Doug. I'm delighted to find this book still awesome and hilarious--it was such a fave in junior high. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 9/18/2013

    " So I haven't actually finished this yet but I am very very close to done and it's fabulous. Dirk Gently + penguins + Thor + Odin must almost certainly equal zany and good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warmdarksky | 5/30/2013

    " The superior Dirk Gently book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 4/6/2013

    " British sci-fi mystery with Norse gods. What's not to love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Faysal Subhani | 2/2/2013

    " Not the usual quality from my favourite author. I'd give it a miss "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefanie | 6/30/2011

    " one of the funniest books i've ever read. having read this three times, there are still moments that reduce me to helpless laughter. this serves as a strange but apt bookend to "American Gods", since they share themes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Snyder | 7/6/2010

    " Lesser known book by the humorous sci-fi great, but to me, one of his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginnz | 5/6/2009

    " while still very good, it wasn't as good as I remember... I enjoyed the story but for too long not a lot happened and then suddenly in the space of 3 pages all the stories that had been written about with no hint of how they connected ended. it felt a little anti-climatic... still worth a look "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter Heinrich | 3/8/2009

    " Meh. Read a little like a half-hour sitcom. I wonder if DA and I have just grown apart. I enjoyed The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but that was ages ago. Tastes change. I don't listen to a lot of Rush anymore, either (well, except for Moving Pictures, of course). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devon Start | 9/9/2008

    " and seriously this guy also wrote episodes of Dr Who "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 10/23/2007

    " I really liked it, but I didn't understand the end. It may be that I was skimming parts that I shouldn't have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. Wootton | 9/21/2005

    " True Douglas Adams prose, replete with all the uncanny wit that that implies. The resolution of the story leaves a little to be desired, I thought. Not that that should stop you from reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Silverio | 7/24/2004

    " The airport scene is one of my favorites to have come from the brain of Douglas Adams. Amusing way to spend an afternoon, but not uproarious like Hitchhiker's Guide. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melutopia | 6/3/2004

    " Very entertaining! Great audio book for traveling! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daftwullie | 1/7/2004

    " My favorite Douglas Adams book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J.M. | 11/6/2003

    " Fun and quirky, but unfortunately the series ends too soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 10/18/2000

    " Book club choice. It was okay but different from the Hitchhiker series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 5/19/2000

    " Giggled a lot on the plane to Texas. Kate's the best. "

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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.