Life, the Universe and Everything

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100011213
Released: Sep 05, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739349380
Narrator/s: Martin Freeman
Publisher: Books on Tape
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"Wild satire . . . The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes."-Chicago Tribune The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads-so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation. They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vice president of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-president of the galaxy; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox. How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert "universal" Armageddon and save life as we know it-and don't know it! "Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading."-Arizona Daily Star

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Author(s): Douglas Adams
Series: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series No: 3
Original Publish Date: Sep 05, 2006

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Author(s): Douglas Adams
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Product Number EB00158176
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: #9780307496508

Professional reviews

"Martin Freeman has the likable manner, precise diction, and restrained silliness that the comedic Hitchhiker books require, as well as, of course, a British accent. In this third book, reluctant space traveler Arthur Dent and associates must stop the inhabitants of the planet Krikkit from destroying the universe because they're upset at not being alone in it. Freeman provides accents--his American accents are accurate, if exaggerated--and funny voices, and his voice is also electronically altered for special effects. At times it's over-the-top goofy, and some of the voice distortions verge on lacking clarity, but generally he's as clear as the sometimes complex whimsy demands. Any fan of the books should enjoy this presentation. W.M. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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