Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

6 books in series
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Publisher's Summary

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.") and a galaxy full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!

©1980 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • Written by: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 435
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434

    Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow Stephen Fry

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-05-27

    Price: CDN$ 27.79

  • Book 2

    • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 2
    • Written by: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 90

    Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons? Time for a cup of tea! Join the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his uncommon comrades in arms in their desperate search for a place to eat as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability.    

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great sequel

    • By Eroom on 2018-04-13

    Price: CDN$ 31.66

  • Book 3

    • Life, the Universe, and Everything

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 3
    • Written by: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads - so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Morgan Freeman is awesome

    • By Thurston White on 2018-05-26

    Price: CDN$ 31.66

  • Book 4

    • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    • Written by: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth's dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on.

    Price: CDN$ 31.66

  • Book 5

    • Mostly Harmless

    • Written by: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    Price: CDN$ 31.66

  • Book 6

    And Another Thing... cover art
    • And Another Thing...

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 6
    • Written by: Eoin Colfer
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