• 11,99 €

Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World

SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of the original radio show on which the book was based.

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

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Stephen Fry
hr min
April 5
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

happeningfish ,

Stephen Fry is one hoopy narrator

This was a book that made me laugh out loud when I was a kid; ever since then I'd kind of relegated it to the shelf of Things That Were Great When I Was Young But I Really Don't Have Time For Now. So I was dead surprised to discover just how much I enjoyed it this time 'round, what with Stephen Fry doing everybody in different voices and evoking every last galactic place, personage, and silly fact in the kind of detail that gives you an ear-to-ear grin. The other surprise was to be reminded of just how well written this book is--for all its frivolousness, there are thought-provoking and touching moments. Now I'm waiting for them to get to the Restaurant at the End of the Galaxy. Particular warning for listening in public as LOLs can be somewhat frequent.

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