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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : Primary Phase by Douglas Adams
  

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : Primary Phase

Part of the Hitchhiker's Guide (radio plays) Series
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The 40 Best Audio books comment: On the day that Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Arthur Dent is rescued by his friend Ford Prefect - who turns out to be really from the star Betelgeuse - and taken on an increasingly surreal journey round the universe to update the bestselling handbook for hitchhikers. Whether joining them to dine at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe or seeking the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, this original recording from the BBC Radio 4 series will take you on a journey you too will never forget... Read by a full cast, with Peter Jones as the book.

Read by : a full cast.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : Primary Phase by Douglas Adams

The Earth is unexpectedly destroyed and the great hitch-hike begins as Arthur Dent tries to find the Ultimate Question to Life, The Universe and Everything. Starring Peter Jones as The Book and Simon Jones as Arthur Dent.

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The original full-cast performances and playful script sound positively gleeful and as irreverent as ever... For the longtime fan this recording will be like listening to an old friend. And for the neophyte looking to sample Douglas Adams's gentle comic genius, this is the perfect place to start. * AudioFile *


About the Author

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptation, comic book and bath towel. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was published thirty years ago......on 12 October 1979 and its phenomenal success sent the book straight to number one in the UK bestseller list. In 1984 Douglas Adams became the youngest author to be awarded a Golden Pan. His series has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a bestseller in German and many other languages. The feature film starring Martin Freeman and Zooey Deschanel with Stephen Fry as the Guide was released in 2005 using much of Douglas’s original script and ideas. Douglas lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, North London, and briefly in California, where he died in 2001.

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Publication date

2nd April 2001

Author

Douglas Adams

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Publisher

BBC Consumer Publishing

Format

Cd-audio
Running Time: 180 minutes

Categories

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Science fiction

ISBN

9780563477884

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