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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

by Douglas Adams

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Unabridged Edition
Running Time
5 Hrs. 51 Min.
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Seconds before the 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 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.") and a galaxy full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), 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 who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!

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The reders guide, to "...the galaxy..."
Reviewer mecozzi
 September 14, 2007
This is an amazing piece of literature. It's imaginative, captivating, and quite Preposterous. It will have you crawling back for more, just like it did me. I was familiar with the book, after reading on several occasions. But I never knew i didn't enjoy it as much as capable, until i listened to the BBC production. I hope you get as much of a "kick" as I did reading and listening this book, enjoy!

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  • Published: 2005
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T017990
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