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Mostly Harmless

Written by: Douglas Adams
Narrated by: Martin Freeman
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Publisher's Summary

It’s easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up, the woman you love has vanished due to a misunderstanding about space/time, the spaceship you are on crashes on a remote and Bob-fearing planet, and all you have to fall back on are a few simple sandwich-making skills. However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit–and immediately all hell breaks loose.

Hell takes a number of forms: there’s the standard Ford Prefect version, in the shape of an all-new edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and a totally unexpected manifestation in the form of a teenage girl who startles Arthur Dent by being his daughter when he didn’t even know he had one.

Can Arthur save the Earth from total multidimensional obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter, Random, from herself? Of course not. He never works out exactly what is going on. Will you?

©1992 Serious Productions, Ltd (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

What the critics say

“Hitchhiker fans rejoice! . . . [Here’s] more of the same zany nonsensical mayhem.”—New York Times Book Review

“It is Mr. Adams’s genius to hurl readers into a plot that seems to go everywhere and nowhere, then suddenly drop the pieces into place, click, click, click, like tumblers in a lock. . . . Delightful.”—Baltimore Sun

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Good story, and good performances and I really liked the ending because it is really different from other books

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Great but super sad ending... A bit too sad.

I'm a sucker for happy endings so this one's my least favourite among the 5 books. One of the main characters of the previous book also just completely disappeared without trace, which was annoying... The whole thing was just too sad for a comedy book. But still good. Read it.

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A classic. Confusing as hell, but wonderful.

don't let anyone interior you or you'll need the guide to figure things out. 😂.

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Overall good

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

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