Monday, October 13, 2008

Great Audiobook - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

by Douglas Adams

A fellow audiobook listener recommended this one to me, saying that Stephen Fry's narration was simply excellent. I have to agree. For those of you haven't read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, it is a classic in the science fiction genre, and a must-read. Funny and quirky, Stephen Fry's interpretation of the main characters is spot-on and thoroughly enjoyable.

Arthur Dent's house is about to be demolished to make way for a new highway, and although he is completely overwrought, little does he know that the Earth is about to be destroyed as well. Luckily (though unknown to Dent), his friend Ford Prefect just happens to be an alien with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a comprehensive text containing all the pertinent facts that one would need to traverse the Universe - including benefits of bringing a towel. Seconds before Earth is obliterated, Ford whisks Dent off on a frightening, unreal, hilarious, and amazing adventure through the universe. They hook up with old pal and President of the Galazy, Zaphod Beeblebrox on his stolen spaceship to find the planet, Magrathea, one of the wealthiest planets in the universe.


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