The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Product Number: DD12904
Released: Jan 14, 2014
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ISBN: #9780804191852
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon."-The Washington Post Book World Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Seconds before 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 fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox-the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod's girlfriend, 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 obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he's bought over the years. Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars! Praise for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "A whimsical oddyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy."-Publishers Weekly "Irresistable!"-The Boston Globe

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Author(s): Douglas Adams
Awards:2019-Science Fiction-Winner-Audies

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Author(s): Douglas Adams
Narrator(s): Stephen Fry
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Product Number Z100011211
Released: Sep 05, 2006
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780739349366
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Author(s): Douglas Adams
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Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: #9780307417138

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"Moments before Earth is destroyed, Ford Prefect, an alien who's been incognito for 15 years while researching a newer edition of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, rescues his friend, Arthur Dent. The two stow away on a passing spaceship, and their adventures begin. Ford and Arthur encounter ex-hippie Galaxy President Zaphod Beeblebrox; Marvin, the morose robot; and a slew of otherworldly weirdos populating Douglas Adams's cult classic. Stephen Fry's performance is priceless as the interstellar travelers tumble from one near disaster to another. His voice shifts are inspired bits, half schtick, half nonsense. Without editorial comment, Fry injects just the right touches of irony into Adams's cheeky, always hilarious social satire. This is sure to please fans of Spider Robinson's THE CALLAHAN CHRONICLES and Terry Pratchett's DISCWORLD series. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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