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Mostly Harmless

Written by: Douglas Adams
Narrated by: Martin Freeman
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's not just a trilogy any more. In the fifth book of this popular series, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, and immediately all hell breaks loose. In short, it's up to him to save the world from total multi-dimensional obliteration, the Guide from a hostile alien takeover, and the daughter he never knew he had from herself. A tall order, to say the least. And one he's really not up to, thank you very much.
©1992 Serious Productions, Ltd (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

What the critics say

"Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist....He is anything but harmless." (The Washington Post Book World

"Hitchhiker fans rejoice!...[Here's] more of the same zany nonsensical mayhem." (The New York Times Book Review)

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To be honest this is an interesting last book but the ending fell short.

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  • E in Atlanta
  • 2016-11-02

Darkest Adams Book

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Likely the best written of Adams' novels, prepare yourself for the dark ending. Tight plot, excellent pacing, and truly a bummer. Loved Freeman's acting, would like to hear his candid opinions on Adams' work outside of the publicity he did for the movie.

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  • Joe Potter
  • 2015-03-20

The end....

Great story, however, was a little disappointed in the way it ended. so I guess I'm going on to the next book, AND ANOTHER THING.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-06-23

Great story with an ok conclusion

I love the addition of the characters Random, Colin, and Trisha. Very well rounded story that comes back to previous entries to complete the over arching storyline. A few things that you dont get in this final book are, for one, Fenchurch, whom I loved from Thanks for all the fish. She just disappears. Also no Zaphod. I love the new worlds we are introduced to though. Such as, Lumuella and NowWhat. Both had very vivid descriptions. Overall fun and new.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-24

the most emotional entry of the series so far!

Martin brings to life another riveting tale of space misadventure! The story being a bit more serious makes the novel feel shorter than the others, and leaves you begging for the next entry.

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  • Mercury Lemur
  • 2020-01-21

Book 5 is the weakest of the Trilogy

...but still very, very good! Martin Freeman does a wonderful job bringing the story to life.

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  • Craig H.
  • 2010-06-19

Love Hitchiking

Hitchhiker is just plain fun. I loved the series when i was young. I read it in college, and again in Med school, and again when i started reading for pleasure again, and now I am going to listen to them all.
I cannot wait. I just wish Douglas was alive for more, but I am about to read Coffer's installment (or try) for a 6th book in the series.

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  • Linda
  • 2020-08-20

Don't Panic! Martin Freeman is awesome.

All of the Douglas Adams books are a joy. I read them when I was younger, and thought I would revisit them as audio books. Martin Freeman really brings these books to life. His gift for voices and embracing character personalities is wonderful. Such talent. I enjoyed the books in a whole new way.

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  • Nedieh Red Nav
  • 2019-10-08

Timelessly silly

Timelessly silly

Always funny to listen to the total silliness of Hitch Hikers Guide and it remains a timeless classic.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-25

Good

It was good and I don’t know what happened but good.
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  • sharonme
  • 2019-07-24

Great fun!

Martin Freeman continues to provide excellent voice for Douglas Adams's terrific characters. Love this series!