The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Book Review


Seemingly nonsensical humor conveys highly significant meanings about life, the universe, and everything else in Douglas Adam’s classic “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”. Required knowledge for all earthlings and alien life forms who wish to live together in harmony… or blast each other’s planet into nonexistence. Masterfully read by Stephen Fry. No one would’ve been a better choice for a narrator. Well, maybe Arthur Dent, but he wasn’t available at the time as he was having dinner with some friends at a restaurant at the end of the universe.


Moments before the Earth is demolished, Arthur Dent is saved by his friend, Ford Prefect – an alien who’s been living on Earth in the last 15 years posing as an out-of-work actor. Now they find themselves on a spaceship starting out on a crazy, unpredictable journey through space. Luckily, Ford is a researcher for the revised edition of  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the electronic book – Yes, electronic book – will guide them from one adventure to another.

The president of the galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox, his girlfriend Trillian, a paranoid and depressed android, Marvin, and a student, Veet Voojagig, join the two and together discover – or not – all the secrets of life and the universe. Moreover, they stumble upon information regarding the true role of mice in Earth’s history.

You’re invited… sort of. Don’t panic and bring a towel!

My Favorite Quote:

“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it, too?”

Book Data

Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams

Narrated by: Stephen Fry

Book #1 in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series.

Format: Audio.

Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins


Year: 2005

Publisher: Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.



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8/10 Pineapples


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