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Author: Douglas Adams Narrator: Martin Freeman Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Series:The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series Release Date: July 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780739332085

Publisher Description

Now celebrating the 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, soon to be a Hulu original series! “Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist.”—The Washington Post Book World Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons? Time for a cup of tea! Join the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his uncommon comrades in arms in their desperate search for a place to eat, as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability. Among Arthur’s motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, a longtime friend and expert contributor to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMillan, a fellow Earth refugee who’s gone native (her name is Trillian now); and Marvin, the moody android. Their destination? The ultimate hot spot for an evening of apocalyptic entertainment and fine dining, where the food speaks for itself (literally). Will they make it? The answer: hard to say. But bear in mind that The Hitchhiker’s Guide deleted the term “Future Perfect” from its pages, since it was discovered not to be! “What’s such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams’s sardonically silly eyes.”—Detroit Free Press

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this book as it had laugh out loud moments but the content was a little more confusing than the first in the series. I loved the introduction of the question but I am confused as it does not add up to 42. "

    - Nikki, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Funniest book series i have ever read "

    - Casey, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Although I did not enjoy this one quite as much as the first in the series, it was a still a good book that I would recommend. "

    - Phil, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " great read couldn't put it down "

    - David, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It's a decent and unusual book, but the first book set a very high level of expectation that this second book did not live up to. "

    - Mark, 1/22/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved the cow that wanted to be eaten. "

    - Kristy, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite Hitchhikers book. Favorite character? The Ruler of the Universe. A character I didn't understand when I first read the book as a preteen, I fully enjoyed the second time around. "

    - Anthony, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Like Star Wars, the second one is where things really get good. Actually read this before HHGTTG because it was laying around the Kirkland Jr. High Library. I went to the library during lunch to read rather than deal with the annoying characters that are Jr. High boys. "

    - Neilsone, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not as good as the first, not as bad as the 3rd. "

    - Lydia, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked it! I think this book is way too unappreciated, and is definitely a book I would recommend. Of course, it's not as good as the first (but than again, most books aren't). If you read the first, read this! "

    - Jack, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fantastical! "

    - Monica, 11/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " it's a good adventure/science fiction book and a good second book after the hitch hiker guide in the galaxy but there are too much names that means nothing to the reader. "

    - Dror, 11/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " one of the best from the series "

    - Zsófia, 10/13/2013
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    " Funniest book I've read yet. "

    - Miguel, 8/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Quite a silly and ridiculous series of adventures, but there's no denying it's remarkably imaginative and really just bloody funny, "

    - Iuliana, 1/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Fun romp through the Universe. Easy, fast read. As the author once put it, at "5 books long", it's "the longest trilogy in the Universe!" "

    - Chris, 1/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " mind twisting but not as plot oriented as "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" "

    - Salome, 8/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not quite as good as the first (are sequels ever?) but still very funny. I found myself laughing out loud most of the book. Adams use of dialogue is hilarious. "

    - Josh, 3/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not my favorite in the series, but it did contain the joke that gave me the longest laugh: "Let's meet the meat!" "

    - Kressel, 11/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Disappointing ending, but loving it nevertheless "

    - Luiz, 9/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this series and this book has to be my favorite of all of them! "

    - Brittany, 7/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " All I have to say is LOLs "

    - Tareque, 5/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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 "

    - Ruan, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Matthewfiore, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Devin, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Kbarker65, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Tommy, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Danelle, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Kirin, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Stephanie, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Elaine, 5/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Karen, 5/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Kimberly, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Funny, witty, and intriguing! I would recommend this book to all with a good sense of humor! :D "

    - Pascal, 4/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Thomas, 4/26/2011

About the Author

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.