Why this book?
Being from MA, I’m naturally imbued with a highly attuned sense of sarcasm, and nobody taps into that for me more than Douglas Adams! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy also holds the distinction of the book I’ve reread the most. A wonderful blend of sci-fi and whimsy, I love how it plays with genre tropes and tweaks them by the ear while still giving the reader gloriously compelling characters that you want to go on a journey with far past the fourth (and fifth!) books in the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy. As a storyteller it showed me how you can seamlessly combine disparate genres (like sci-fi and comedy) and still create stories that are perfectly cohesive and effective on a visual and an emotional level.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
This box set contains all five parts of the' trilogy of five' so you can listen to the complete tales of Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Bebblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid Android! Travel through space, time and parallel universes with the only guide you'll ever need, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Read by Stephen Fry, actor, director, author and popular audiobook reader, and Martin Freeman, who played Arthur Dent in film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He is well known as Tim in The Office.
The set also includes a bonus DVD Life, the Universe and…