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Humor & Satire
  • Author:
    Douglas Adams
  • ISBN:
    1597771554
  • ISBN13:
    978-1597771559
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  • Publisher:
    Phoenix Audio; Unabridged edition (November 1, 2007)
  • Subcategory:
    Humor & Satire
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The history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I’m misquoted.

Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy For Jonny Brock and Clare Gorst and all other Arlingtonians for tea, sympathy, and a sofa Introduction: A Guide to the Guide Some Unhelpful Remarks from the AuthorThe history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I’m misquoted. The history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I’m misquoted.

Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect . The Hitchhiker's Guide is rich in comedic detail and thought-provoking situations and stands up to multiple reads.

Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterates the planet to build a freeway. You'll never read funnier science fiction; Adams is a master of intelligent satire, barbed wit, and comedic dialogue. The Hitchhiker's Guide is rich in comedic detail and thought-provoking situations and stands up to multiple reads

Home Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

Home Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The hitchhikers guide t. .The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, . Part of The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams. Hence a phrase which has passed into hitch hiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect?

Douglas gives dramatic solo performances of episodes and passages from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The .

Douglas gives dramatic solo performances of episodes and passages from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and Life, the Universe and Everyth. On a hot night in August 1995 Douglas Adams gave a barnstorming performance to an invited audience at the Almeida Theatre in London. This compact disc is a record of that remarkable event. Douglas gives dramatic solo performances of episodes and passages from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and Life, the Universe and Everything.

Douglas Adams's Guide to The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a BBC Radio production sold as an audio book on two cassette tapes (later, two CDs). The programme was partially broadcast by BBC Radio 4 as a 40-minute feature titled The Guide to 20 Years' Hitch-Hiking on 5 March 1998, marking the 20th anniversary of the first radio programme in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

Douglas Noël Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a playful and surreal exploration of the absurdity of life, made through the tale of a man travelling through the universe. In a quiet suburb of London, Arthur Dent is minding his own business when his morning is interrupted by bulldozers and wrecking machines coming to destroy his house. The home, which blocks the path of a new bypass, is slated to be torn down.

Secret Scribbler: ‘To read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is to step into the garden shed of a maverick genius while he’s out’. Unfortunately, I quickly realised that it was going to be impossible to sift through the hundreds of digested books swimming around in my subconscious and miraculously fish out that precious gem – my favourite Book of All Time

lt;DIV Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was the much-loved author of the Hitchhiker's Guides, all . Adams died unexpectedly in 2001. This live CD is a fine remembrance of a beloved author of gentle insight and exceptional style.

lt;DIV Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was the much-loved author of the Hitchhiker's Guides, all of which have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.

Douglas Adams on his approach to creation, and how that would play out if he.Stephen Fry explains how Peter Jones became the voice of the Book.

Douglas Adams on his approach to creation, and how that would play out if he painted. How the internet has affected communication. Douglas Adams on the ways in which the internet has affected how we can communicate. Douglas Adams talks about Monty Python. Douglas Adams on the first time he thought up the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. How Jonathan Pryce became Zarniwoop. Douglas Adams talks about the forthcoming Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy film.

Книга жанра: Фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. Anything that is put down wrong here is, as far as I’m concerned, wrong for good. The idea for the title first cropped up while I was lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1971.

On a hot night in August 1995 Douglas Adams gave a barnstorming performance to an invited audience at the Almeida Theatre in London. This compact disc is a record of that remarkable event. Douglas gives dramatic solo performances of episodes and passages from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and Life, the Universe and Everything. Including: How to Fly! Arthur and the Irrational Sofa and much, much, .....more

LoboThommy
Why is this CD special? There is almost nothing on here, apart from a couple of introductory comments that Doug makes, that I don't already know very well...practically by heart. I think it is that I am still stung from Doug's death in 2001, shortly after we had exchanged emails about his splendid non-fiction book, "Last Chance to See." No author has made me laugh more, and so reliably written things I find moving, with some of his essays and speeches. And there was one detail of Doug's death that I found especially haunting: It's a running gag in the Hitchhiker's Guide books always to have a towel at hand for use in various emergencies, and Doug died at a gym clutching a towel.

My sentimental, even maudlin, introduction is only to set up the following: Listening to Dough Adams read his stories to an appreciative audience is an unalloyed treat. His goofy enthusiasm and commitment to the material, paired with material that can withstand that sort of goofy enthusiasm, is joyful. Pure and simple.

This is not a particularly great recording, though it is thoroughly competent. There's nothing much special about the readings, either, and in fact Doug stumbles and stammers through a line here or there. But the appreciation of the crowd comes through loud and clear, and Doug seems to be having a blast, and the experience conjures up a living experience that will have to stand in, as the man at the height of his creative powers is now silent.

Lest this sound like too much of a hagiography, some of the material falls rather flat. Some is merely silly and not at all clever, to the point of inducing groans. Doug's later stuff does not seem quite so desperate to jam an absurdity or non sequitur into every single line, and is improved by the matured restraint. But for sheer silly pleasure, even the juvenile stuff hits the mark more often than it probably should. Silliness--wise silliness--is a gift too much taken for granted, and this CD resurrects the voice of one of its finest practitioners.
Whitemaster
I have been a fan of the guide for many years now, and its absolutely amazing (and hilarious) to hear it brought to life. Douglas's performance is just incredible to hear. This is a must have for any fan of the guide.
RUsich155
I have this on cassette tape and loved it. Bought it on cd because I don't have a cassette player in my car anymore. I was very dissapointed that when they put the chapter stops in for the cd they put a 2 second pause in for each stop. Douglas is reading the stories and all of a sudden it stops for 2 seconds because someone decided to put a chapter stop there. I don't think I've ever had a cd do that before. The content is great, but annoying to listen to.
Wenyost
If you like any of Douglas Adams books, or you are a fan of the radio plays, then pick this up. It's an excellent treat and Douglas does a remarkable job reading selected passages from his books.
Amhirishes
I purchased this item as a Christmas gift for my son, who is a Douglas Adams fan. Unfortunately, the content is NOT "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." Douglas Adams is reading excerpts and cuts from the series, rather than the book itself. This distinction should be mentioned either on the cover or in the Amazon ad.
Goll
I have been listening to this recording for years. It is the most enjoyable thing I have listened to.It is magical to hear Douglas Adams read it the way he must have thought it should sound while he was writing it. When I read the book, I hear his accent and inflections, so this is an added treat for me.

I first purchased this when it was on 2 cassette tapes. My son grew up listening to it in the car. It made him a huge fan and he considers the complete series one of his favorite books. Our family finds it simple to fit lines into in our daily lives. Phrases such as "Look there's an SEP", or "Well, that's one mystery less", "Resistance is useless" , and "You're a jerk Dent, complete A**hole", are commonly heard. My son learned to mimic Adams' "Posh loud, and Posh quiet" accent and I could regularly hear him say, "And this is his sofer, is it?"

Over time, the tape became old,my new car was equipped with a CD player, and the tapes were somehow misplaced. So I searched online and found the digital version. It was comforting to know that we could listen to these stories and relive family outings for old times' sake. How disappointing it was to discover that this digital copy only has 3 stories, whereas the tape version had 5 or 6. My digital version is missing the entire story about "Vogon Poetry is the third worst poetry in the universe". It is a shame, as this story is very funny. I have no idea why it was omitted from this version but I suspect is has something to do with Adams naming the first and second worst poetry in the universe. He stated in this recording that one of the top 2 happened to be an actual former college roommate and that he had to change the name for the reading so as to avoid a lawsuit. Perhaps, in the end, he had to remove the entire story from this recording. So some of you may never know how Adams himself would say, "Resistance is Useless!".

With or without a 4th story, this is by far one of the most entertaining recordings you will ever listen to and it is fine for all ages. Young and old will enjoy the comedy. Douglas Adams was a genius and left us with some wonderful things to pass on to our children and grandchildren.
Rrinel
First of all: This is a clear must for Douglas Adams Fans. It is unbelievable how many nuances Adams is able to show in the pieces we've all read a hundred times.

But beware: Retrieval in the Web might give you a list of contents which, although copied correctly from the cover, ist wildly inaccurate.
Neither "How to fly" nor "Dish of the day" actually is on the CD.
Correct List:
- Arthur and the Irrational Sofa
- Agrajag and the Cathedral of Hate
- Marvin and the Frogstar Battle Robot

But still, a good buy!
I bought this for my 17 year old son who is a big Douglas Adams fan. He has listened to it over and over again as he has the Harry Potter books. It is a treat to have the author's performance of a work he loves so much.