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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase (Dramatised)

By: Douglas Adams
Narrated by: Simon Jones,Geoffrey McGivern,Full Cast
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Publisher's Summary

Don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s saga returns once again with a full-cast dramatisation of Mostly Harmless, the fifth book in Douglas Adams’s famous ‘trilogy in five parts’.

While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker’s Guide HQ. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of Lamuella, the original Trillian turns up with more than a little spanner in the works. A stolen ship, a dramatic stampede and a new and sinister Guide lead to a race to save the Earth...again. But this time, will they succeed?

Simon Jones returns as Arthur, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Sandra Dickinson as Tricia McMillan, and Stephen Moore as Marvin. William Franklyn is the Book, Rula Lenska is also the Book and Samantha Béart is Random. Guest stars include Miriam Margolyes, Griff Rhys Jones, John Challis, Roy Hudd, Saeed Jaffrey, and Jonathan Pryce.

This extended edition features 40 minutes of material not heard on BBC Radio 4.

Listen to the rest of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy".

Want to learn more about the new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie? Listen to this interview with Robbie Stamp, close friend of Douglas Adams and executive producer of the film.

©2005 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2005 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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  • Winner of Audio Publishers Association 2007 Audie Award, Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium

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The last of the great.

As I have all of these audible stories I intend to listen to them all many times, again one if the greatest stories of all time.

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It makes you realise just how powerful the radio format was and can still be, provided its got an audience, haha. Great fun and wonderful characters, brilliant story all produced to provide a mind boggling listening experience.

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