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Life, the Universe, and Everything

Narrated by: Martin Freeman
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (223 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1982 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

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The Brilliance Continues

The only problem with this book, as with the others in the series and as I have explained at great lengths to anyone who will listen (i.e. nobody) is that it is altogether too short.
Martin Freeman does a superb job as narrator and the writing is just as funny, eccentric and surprising as the previous books in the series. I very much look forward to the next one.

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not coherent as other books in the series

not coherent as other books in the series, hard to follow, but have some good jokes here and there

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more great laughs

continuation of the hilarious series.
so easy to get lost in it, with the same narrator it flows magnificently.

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loved it perfect book

loved it easy to finish a joy to listen to great narration perfect way to spend an afternoon just doing stuff

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Great additional to the series.

Have enjoyed following the series so far, plan on reading the next.

Awesome little book to take you mind away from a busy life and helps to fall asleep.

enjoy.

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  • Pam
  • 17-09-2017

Another terribly enjoyable audiobook

Still occasionally confusing storywise, but all around enjoyable especially when being read by Martin Freeman.

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  • Adam
  • Stanhop Gardens, Australia
  • 29-04-2017

A Classic as expected

Douglas Adams is the sci fi of Terry Pratchett and always an enjoyable read!
If you have read the first two books then you will enjoy this equally.

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Martin Freeman can’t compare to Stephen Fry

Of course a fantastic story, but I wish Stephen Fry was narrating! Martin Freeman is terrible in comparison.

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it's like written for children by children

the voices he does are super annoying, and it goes from o wow to boring and back again

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Over the top

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-07-2018

Best Serie ever

This book just has everything you need to be happy word word word word .

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  • Miareadsbooks
  • 08-03-2018

Watch out for the Lords of Krikket!

Martin Freeman again delivers a fantastic narration of the late, great Douglas Adams words. A couple of the characters weren't quite vocalised how I imagined and that initially jolted me but overall, this is a lot of fun to listen to.

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  • Michael Mortensen
  • 01-03-2018

Of the first three, this one is the least good

The story is not as good as in the first two books. It’s slow, dull and very weird - not in a good way unfortunately. It takes a long time for the book to reach the level the two others are on.

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  • J Osborne-Davies
  • 20-03-2015

Mostly harmless.

Exciting. But not as exciting as Eccentrica Gallumbits. Eccentrica Gallumbits is the triple-breasted whore of Eroticon Six. Some people say her erogenous zones start some four miles from her actual body. Ford Prefect disagrees, saying five.[






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  • J. Hoejtoft
  • 23-02-2017

Hilarious. So funny, so well written, so well read

Martin Freeman does marvellous job narrating this classic must-read novel. I enjoyed every minute of it.

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  • FLASHINC2K7
  • 27-01-2017

A Brilliant listen

love it. Martin Freeman it brilliant to listen a specially as he was Arthur Dent.

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  • G. K. M. Leicester
  • 27-09-2016

Excellent

Amazing story line. Couldn't wait to listen when heard Martin Freeman was reading. It was lovely to hear another book in the series with Arthur and Ford in it

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  • Russell Moretta
  • 08-03-2016

loved every minute of this story.

as you would expect it is weird and wonderful. it did not fail to deliver this. great story.

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  • lee
  • 10-02-2016

Life,the universe and everything

This book is extremely funny,interesting and phenomenal.I would recommend this wonderful book to everyone

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  • Mika Neko
  • 30-01-2015

quite liked it

that was absolutely hilarious ... I'm getting quite used to the narrator's voice as well.

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  • Sam
  • 14-01-2015

Return to Form

This installment in the Hitchhiker's Guide series is a return to form, following the slump of the 2nd book. Although the beginning is a bit chaotic, the rest of the book is fantastic- a true continuation of the first. Great narration by Martin Freeman too.

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  • Oliver
  • 13-04-2013

Cricket and Sofas

Martin Freeman defiantly does Life, the Universe, and Everything justice as one of my favorite readers. This book, another Douglas Adams classic, will make you laugh till your jaw hurts with hilarious dialog and a humor lost on many this will keep you entertained on the bus albeit with a few stares from the general public as you chuckle quietly to yourself

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  • Lottie
  • 13-04-2013

Again, great!

Perfect, if you started the series, don't stop until you are at the end. Arthur finds himself in another sticky situation and craving more a good cup of tea. Do not miss it.

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