Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Audible Audiobook, Unabridged
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A much loved science-fiction classic, this entertaining intergalactic adventure has a lot going for it - including narration by British comedian Stephen Fry. Adams displays his talents for a creating a whole new world in this first of five audiobooks in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Packed with brilliant humour, extraordinary characters and a highly original storyline, it's no wonder that this novel is a favourite of so many.
One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place.
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|Listening Length||5 hours and 51 minutes|
|Audible.in Release Date||01 January 2012|
|Publisher||Macmillan Digital Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #80 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#2 in Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#2 in Humorous Fiction
#4 in Children's Science Fiction (Books)
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This book is one of a Kind, and should belong to self help category. It's absolutely accurate account of hitchhiking are improbably helpful.
Although very few people are found to have understood how? But as long as you know, there are plenty of other planets for you to migrate too, where immigration policies are professionally viable.
Hitchhiking is the best way to travel the universe unless you are unfortunate enough to live in reality.
It will turn your brain inside out and will make its outside inside just to make sure you are able to scratch your head again!
It is also, One of the greatest book ever written, which will give you the answer to the greatest question? The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything!
I think, Not being a native English speaker I missed(unable to understand) some language based humour and punches, but overall I found it very amusing and sometimes hilarious!
(80% funny, That's why 2 to the power of 276709 stars to one against, so ... "Whatever" - improbability factor equals four. Hence, 4 stars.)
This masterpiece of Douglas Adams is thought provoking, wicked funny and sometimes out right Ludicrous. It talks about technological advancements, the meaning of life and then it says Earth is controlled by MICES. Yes you read that right.
Read it, if you want a child like grin on your face.
One of my favorites. can't recommend enough.
And then I chuckled. And then I went "What!!?" again and then I laughed more. This kept on going till the end of the book. I felt sad when I realised I've reached the end.
English used is pretty simple and is easy to understand and there's are stickers which you can stick on your laptop etc. All in all a must read
Top reviews from other countries
Curiously I know all the names of the characters and their peccadilloes and could chat with friends about them knowingly sharing the in-jokes of a dedicated reader.
I tried again in my 30s thinking that I’d better fill in the gaps, but again failed.
I’ve just finished it after the third try. Lucky? Not sure. I can still see why I could not make progress in the past as it was just as hard to pick up this time around. I have read four books since the beginning of the year and this was the hardest.
Why didn’t you I get on with this book? It’s not that I don’t embrace silly, or there weren’t chuckle moments but after much deep thought, the answer to the question has to be: ‘I can’t put my finger on it.’
Don’t let that put you off.
I'd heard great things but I couldn't get into it, my mind kept drifting, i looked for the humor but couldn't find it (was it where the British guy wanted a cup of tea on a spaceship?).
It just didn't hold my attention im afraid which is a shame as its such a cult classic.
A splendidly funny and silly book, quite a successful novelisation of the Radio Series.
Note that the extracts from the archives come right at the end of Chapter 35, and are interesting, especially the fax from Douglas to the American script editor, explaining why some things shouldn't be changed. For some reason, they're not listed in the table of contents.
Most of it sounded, in my head, like extremely well improvised, composed and delivered gibberish and not much more than that.
To be absolutely fair, this might simply not be my type of humor, hence my not finding it truly funny or amusing, although there were about three to five at the most instances throughout the book that did instigate that LOL outburst.
All in all, it is a pretty decent read. Particularly for the ages around 20 or less.
However, specifically with regards to all the hype surrounding this book, I, personally, couldn't possibly justify it.