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So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Narrated by: Martin Freeman
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humour
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Publisher's Summary

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....

©1984 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • KC
  • San Francisco
  • 21-07-2019

I love it

IT.IS.EPIC!!!! It is so good it is like there's no words to sum it up

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great but too short

Should be cheaper for the length. great story though and worth a listen. Marvin is great

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  • Stanhop Gardens, Australia
  • 12-01-2019

A bit of fun

Critics may say this is his finest book but I think his earlier books were better. I recommend reading as I always like to finish a series.

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Great series

Another great addition to the series, keep the good books coming Doug.

Perfect bed time story, good night.

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  • Mernda, Victoria
  • 24-09-2017

the return

In my opinion, this is the strangest story on the series so far. Not at all what I expected for Arthurs return to Earth... and I wish we got an explanation in terms of Earth.

still excellent to listen to it read by Martin Freeman.

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just love this whole sties

I love you Arthur Dent. what an excellent character. So long and thanx for all the paranoia

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best book since the first

probably his best since the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Freeman is a great narrator.

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changed emphasis

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.

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laugh out loud

Just brilliant. love hearing Martin Freeman narrate this. The story is engaging and funny. The whole series is a must listen

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miss Steven Fry

love this series but i have to say i still prefer Steven Fry as Narrator

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-2019

For the not so serious

A keen piece allowing one to lose themselves with the creativity and imagination by another. A good time filler.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-2019

Brilliant

Of course, the story is wonderful, there was no doubt about that, I am here to praise an absolute masterpiece of a performance. Every singe second of it was enjoyable and amazing. Thank you very much for putting it together.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-2018

Great Book<br />

It was great as every book in the trilogy but it seemed to have a bit less of the sci-fi factor. Overall great book :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-2018

Great book, weird ending

So it continues the story just fine.
The humour is still there and the weird writing is still there.
There is even a chapter that gets very philosophical about how a character views sanity which is brilliant.
The last few chapters are its weakest and can be a little confusing. Maybe the follow up book will solve it

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  • jonfaec
  • 26-07-2015

Hitchhikers but not as we know it

The Hitchhikers series takes a turn as Arthur Dent returns to what seems to be Earth, despite the planet's destruction eight years prior. Across five hours he does a number of peculiar things - peculiar in that it's unlike any book in the series prior. There's very little space travel, there's romance and key series characters barely appear. That said it's lighthearted whimsy very much enhanced by Douglas Adams' knowing style and, in the case of the audiobook, Martin Freeman's equally light and enjoyable reading.

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  • Charles King-Tenison
  • 29-12-2018

Closure to the Saga

Some parts of this book are probably the funniest and most fantastic parts of the saga so far. There’s one section, which is so refreshing in a different style of originality that it is truly fantastic. But there’s definitely some parts that are a bit dry and can mostly be enjoyed as closure for the saga. Don’t read this unless you’ve read the entire series till now!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-10-2019

Give this one a miss.

Reads like fan fiction for someone too in invested in Arthur Dent and the Earth.

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  • Thought Processor
  • 09-10-2019

what is the point?

I'm not sure this book really offers much more than part 1 did. maybe I have to listen to it a couple of times before I get it but so far I simply don't.

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  • Gary Y.
  • 08-04-2019

Amazing

I love this book! It still has so much humour and even after 3 of these amazing books I’m not bored yet. I hope everyone else will forever cherish it as much as I do! 😁🙂😊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-02-2019

A very funny book

The story really convinced me that it was a radio program and it’s incredibly funny!
Quote “I’m so cool you could keep a side of meat in me for a month,I’m so hip I have trouble seeing over my pelvises!”

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-2019

I liked it very much




it was good. I have 11 words remaining. now I have 6. 2 to go. done

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-2018

super cool

real nice like . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. true dat

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  • Vaughan96
  • 11-10-2018

Some great moment in this book but...

Some great moment in this book but it ultimately ends up being disappointing compared to the previous entries in the Hitchhiker trilogy

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  • michael
  • 24-09-2018

How could it not be great!

Once again, Douglas Adam's imagination and humor invites a journey of endless possibilities in a world that has everything, literally everything, I promise you that you will be amazed at what an author can bring to life!

Would recommend to all !