Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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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|
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|Audible.com.au Release Date||01 January 2012|
|Publisher||Macmillan Digital Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 68 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
1 in Humourous Fiction
4 in Science Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
5 in Military Fantasy (Books)
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I have given this book 5 stars because yesterday my partner and I started to argue about how much water to boil the pasta in, then I remembered this book and we just enjoyed the pasta together.
Not sure what else to say about this book - have read it so many times over the years I've lost all identification with my first impressions.
All I can tell you is that after all this time I still find lol moments and aspects I'd not noticed before. Like all classics one's appreciation grows with each reread.
I found the first of the Hitchhikers books a fine read, that is about as diplomatic as i can be.
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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.