Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • by Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by Stephen Fry
  • Series: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


Audible Editor Reviews

Master of comedy Stephen Fry delivers a brilliant audiobook narration of the best-selling novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams. Arthur Dent is a very British man having a very bad day. He discovers his friend is an alien and he's taken off earth just as it's destroyed to make way for a galaxy highway. To make matters worse, he hasn't even had his morning cup of tea yet. This ingeniously constructed story takes a humorous look at how something as precious as Earth isn't always appreciated until it's gone. A lighthearted and enjoyable listen. Available now from Audible.


What the Critics Say

"By turns authoritative as the narrator, bemused as Arthur Dent, deadpan as Ford Prefect and manic as Zaphod Beeblebrox, he [Stephen Fry] makes an altogether appropriate reader . . . The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (The Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A brilliant book, brilliantly read!

When I saw Stephen Fry had narrated this, I had to listen to it; adn I was not dissappointed!

Stephen reads Adams's dry, sarcastic humour exactly so; with his own dry & sarcastic wit.

He does what the movie couldn't; actually make the book sound plausible (no matter how far fetched & bizarre it really is).

Absolutely recommended listening!
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- Amazon Customer

A classic from a comic genius, read wonderfully

Where does Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty high up. I had read the book and seen the BBC series beforehand so knew the story (so far) so there was not the novelty factor of other great reads. It was great to listen to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Arthur Dent. A man more out of his depth than any other man has ever been out of his depth before, and unlikely to be outdone as his planet has been destroyed and he is the last man alive, in or out of his depth.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

A great book that everyone should read before the end of the world.

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- Sara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-08-2012
  • Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio