Released: May 2, 2002 (New Millenium Audio)
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Genre: Humorous Sci-Fi, Classic
Narrator: Douglas Adams
Length: 5 hours
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Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.”) and a galaxy full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!
Read Listened To This Book
I have had this in paperback FOREVER, but just never got around to reading it. I knew it would be funny, but I just couldn’t get past the first few pages. It’s a classic, at least in the sci-fi world, so I had to give it a whirl.
So when I was growing up, I had a brother (well, I still have a brother …) who was really into science fiction things. He loves computers, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, etc., etc. — and he loved reading. I was never really a reader when I was growing up. Sure, I had my favourite series books, but I wasn’t one to just camp out in a pile of blankets and spend the whole day with my nose in a book (if only I could fast-forward 20 years …).
My brother, on the other hand, read plenty of books. Science Fiction books. His bookshelf really wasn’t one that I found myself wanting to borrow books from. Until he moved. Then, I got my borrowing act on and borrowed a few nerdy things from him — including his copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Continue reading