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Summary

Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up. Depressed and alone, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There’s nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he’s encountered most of them before.… Volume Five in the Trilogy of Five.

©1992 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

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An unnecessary continuation

This was a tremendously disappointing book. From the start it feels like Douglas Adams heart wasn't in it and the end of the book confirms it.
It is the sequel noone asked for, or at least noone should have asked for.
I advise leaving the series at So Long And Thanks For All The Fish.
Martin Freeman is a great voice actor and he can't be faulted.

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great book!

the story starts a bit slowly but then it picks up pace in a beautiful manner.
I thoughrouly recommend it

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Hilarious and so well read!

From beginning to end, I was hooked. It was a book I bought with the intention being I would listen in passing whilst doing other jobs but I couldn't not listen!

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amazing

is a great audiobook for any Sci-Fi fan and I recommend the whole series for tea lovers and people who have a good taste in books

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If only it were longer....

...and if only he had been here to write more. A fantastic book and a great performance.

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great story I like it it cool and good

it was good the best bit was when random shot someone's balls-GOTTEM lol it was funny

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Worth a listen but sadly not DA at his best

Deeply unsatisfying. It held promise which never materiised. Too many lose ends. Too dark. Some bits were great, others not so much.

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Nice story, shame about the voice.

Being a fan of the books, and having listened to the excellent Stephen Fry narrating 'The hitchhikers guide' I proceeded to purchase the entire series.
Unfortunately every other book has been narrated by Freeman, who struggles to display any interest or tempo. An array of poor accents make the listening even more difficult.
Truly a shame, as a complete miscast has spoiled what is a great series.

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Probably the weakest in series

the new characters and wackiness felt unoriginal and tired vs. previous ones. its a shame that its the last one from him as the quality really drops and felt like he ran out of interesting ideas. last half was a real slog.

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Is that it?

Adam's absurdist sci-fi romp continues, and as it does I realise I have a few questions, and a few very minor gripes.

It feels as if very little of what occurs in the previous novels has any impact on the next, despite it being one continuous narrative.

The characters of Fenchurch and Zaphod being entirely written out of the story despite being major players in the story as a whole, both in regards to their individual characters and how they've affected the main characters feels... it doesn't feel right.

I enjoyed the story moving back and forth between Arthur and Ford's individual perspectives for the main bulk of the story. Parallel Trillians only added to the confusion of it all which I believe was the intention, but then it just...ends. The story just ends. There's no closure, no resolution, it just ends. So much is unresolved, so many questions left unanswered.

Overall it was a good listen, another solid entry in this series, but at the same time, the ending of it all left me wanting.

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  • 23-09-19

Sooo coool

I just love it! As the nonsense converge at the end to where it all begins. I think I will have to listen to it more times to get all the details.

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  • 30-08-18

5th still awesome

As all the other of the trilogy even this one was awesome and its still my favorite trilogy of books ever. 10/10