Life, the Universe and Everything Audio Cassette – Abridged, May 1985
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“Wild satire . . . the feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes.”—Chicago Tribune
“Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading.”—Arizona Daily Star
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Join Arthur Dent, earthling, "jerk", kneebiter and time-traveler; sexy space cadet Trillian; mad alien Ford Prefect; unflappable Slartibartfast; two-headed, three-armed ex-head Honcho of the Universe Zaphod Beeblebrox... and learn to fly. Is it the end? With Douglas Adams it's always up in the air! --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Recent years haven't been kind to Arthur Dent. Having seen his home flattened by bulldozers, he barely escaped with his life when the Earth was demolished by the Vogons - officially to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur was rescued by Ford Prefect, a roving reporter for "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy". The pair were later picked up by an old school-friend of Fords, Zaphod Beeblebrox - the two-headed, three-armed, renegade ex-President of the Galaxy and owner of the most powerful and unpredictable ship in the universe. Having met Slartibartfast, the man who designed Norway, and eaten at the restaurant at the end of the universe, an unprogrammed teleport sees Arthur and Ford landing on...a prehistoric Earth.
As the book opens, Arthur has been living alone in a cold, damp, smelly cave for five years. Living alone in what would become Islington roughly two million years later, he hasn't had any company since the surviving Golgafrinchans went on holiday about three years previously. Ford, having spent the last three years in prehistoric Africa, is now responsible for the giraffe and returns just in time to save Arthur from madness.Read more ›
My complaint about this representation of "Life, the Universe and Everything" is technical. Each CD in this set has *ONE* track, making it nearly impossible to stop and restart later. You are forced to use the fast-forward button to skip through minutes of audio instead of just being able to punch the track selection buttons. It is annoying beyond explanation. You would thing anybody who produced Audiobooks would know that you are expected to break your material up into tracks. That is the main benefit over casette tapes!
That one technical rant aside, I would highly suggest anybody with an interest in HHGTTG to get this. If you are a HHGTTG collecter, you should especially pick this up if just for the Douglas Adams narration factor.
Anyway... So long, and thanks for all the fish.
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This audiobook is absolutly awesome! The title says it all. This is Alice in Wonderland of the 21st Century. The book is very funny, yet fast paced with plenty of action. Read morePublished on March 31 2004
Adam, Douglas, Life The Universe and Everything. United States: Harmony Books, 1982
One of the Funniest and Most Bizarre Books Ever! Read more
This is anohter fine tale from Douglas Adams, taking us on wild adventures with Arthur, and the rest. Read morePublished on May 2 2002 by Anthony Sunclades
Though many criticize this book for not being as strong as the first two, this is an excellent book. Read morePublished on April 13 2002 by bridge
This third effort by Douglas Adams is still in the same funny vein as the first two books in this sci/fi trilogy, but unfortunately, it is a little weaker. Read morePublished on April 12 2002 by Tim Postma
Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Slartibartfast, and Trillian are back in the third novel of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Trilogy, Life, the Universe and Everything,... Read morePublished on March 18 2002 by Alex Romansky
Anyone who has followed the Hitchhiker's series this far, understands the trade-off Adams made to write these books. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2002 by Zachary S. Houp
Well, I didn't much like this book but then I read the Brititish version and it was much different! And better! Tons of swearing which was changed for Americans is intact! Yay! Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2001 by Lord Maxwell Danger Wolkin
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