The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

audio cd, 5 pages

Published Jan. 14, 2014 by Random House Audio.

ISBN:
978-0-8041-9185-2
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the first of six books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "hexalogy" by Douglas Adams. The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams's radio series of the same name. The novel was first published in London on 12 October 1979. It sold 250,000 copies in the first three months.

The namesake of the novel is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a fictional guide book for hitchhikers (inspired by the Hitch-hiker's Guide to Europe) written in the form of an encyclopaedia.

Also contained in:

  • [The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts][1]
  • [The More than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide][2]

[1]: openlibrary.org/works/OL2163692W [2]: openlibrary.org/works/OL2163713W

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Review of "The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

In the beginning there was science fiction. And there was comedy. But never the twain shall, erm, met.

But that all changed when, in the 1970s, an ape descendant called Douglas Adams got very, very drunk and passed out in a field in Austria and found himself assaulted by an idea.

Terribly ordinary Englishman, Arthur Dent, and his slightly less-ordinary friend, Ford Prefect, hitch a ride off Earth mere moments before the aforementioned planet is destroyed to make way for Progress. And then things get weird.

Expect the beige hood of inanity to be lifted off the gooey and absurd innards of reality. And some unreality. And some other stuff too.

Review of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

The beginning to what turns into a great series. The Hitchhiker's franchise is that kind of thing that people either fall in love with or can't stand. I'm in the former camp. The humor, characters and pacing are at their absolute best here.

It's also a really quick read, so if you end up being in the camp that can't stand it, at least you didn't waste too much time!

Review of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on 'GoodReads'

3 stars

it was ok.... wished i would have read it before seeing the movie.... i could only see the characters as they were cast in the movie which i think kinda bogged the book down. it still was a fun read though!.... lots of funny existential or absurd ideas , random tangents and puns.

Review of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

I can’t believe it took me so long to read this book. It’s the Sci-Fi version of Monty Python, weird humour that will stick with you for years and years to come. It’s really hard to review this book, all I can say the movie is terrible compared to the brilliant humour of [a:Douglas Adams|4|Douglas Adams|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1189120061p2/4.jpg]. I’m really looking forward to reading book two sometimes soon. Well worth reading.

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