Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,331 ratings

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Publisher's Summary

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. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place.

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  • Book 1

    • 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 1,309
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

    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

    Non-member price: $26.53

  • Book 2

    • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    If you’ve done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe? Which is exactly what the crew of the Heart of Gold plan to do. There’s just the small matter of escaping the Vogons, avoiding being taken to the most totally evil world in the Galaxy and teaching a space ship how to make a proper cup of tea. And did anyone actually make a reservation?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Sarah on 18-10-2017

    Non-member price: $28.09

  • Book 3

    • 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 223
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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

    Non-member price: $28.09

  • Book 4

    • 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 169
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    Non-member price: $28.09

  • Book 5

    • Mostly Harmless

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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

    Non-member price: $28.09

  • Book 6

    • And Another Thing...

    • Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
    • By: Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea....Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Guide note

    • By gaffa941 on 05-06-2018
    • Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
    • By: Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 12-10-2009
    • 4 out of 5 stars 69 ratings

    Non-member price: $34.35

    • The Salmon of Doubt

    • Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Christopher Cerf, Richard Dawkins, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, The Salmon of Doubt provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful. Just as all his books have been .

    • By Anonymous User on 24-01-2019

    Non-member price: $37.89

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Live in Concert

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Author Douglas Adams kidnapped an audience and held them hostage for 90 minutes at London's Almeida Theatre. The audience members were subjected to extremely hot August temperatures and Adams's dramatic solo performances of excerpts and scenes from his wildly funny Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is really annoying

    • By Maria S. on 22-04-2019

    Non-member price: $10.08