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Ashley Manly

Melbourne, Australia
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  • Mostly Harmless

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97

Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up. Depressed and alone, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There’s nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he’s encountered most of them before.… Volume Five in the Trilogy of Five.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome addition to the series

  • By Lincoln on 22-01-2018

Not too bad

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-2016

This instalment was better than the last two. Still could have done without the swearing.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It’s not an easy thing to do and Arthur Dent thinks he’s the only human who’s been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the girl of his dreams. Fenchurch knows how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately she’s forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God’s Final Message to His Creation they go in search of it. And in a dramatic break with tradition - actually find it....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great but too short

  • By Anonymous User on 16-01-2019

changed emphasis

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-2016

I'm disappointed in the story. It seems to be getting worse. I suppose I'm only continuing because I need some kind of closure. Sex scenes, denying the past then flippantly re-engaging with it, humans are no longer uninvolved, and what about the dolphins! However there is the author's knack of making interesting connections and humorous remarks.

  • Life, the Universe, and Everything

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-boggingly big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Brilliance Continues

  • By Benjamin on 27-01-2017

Over the top

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-2016

Some things are getting a bit much with the story. A few to many coincidences. A few too many stupid things from Arther.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny!

  • By tatiana on 13-03-2016

fantastic fun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-2016

Great. I'm hoping there is something similar out there. Even though it's dated, it speaks volumes and the English humour is unbeatable.