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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Live in Concert Performance

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Live in Concert

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Publisher's Summary

Just keep laughing and nobody will get hurt! Author Douglas Adams kidnapped an audience and held them hostage for 90 minutes at London's Almeida Theatre. The audience members were subjected to extremely hot August temperatures and Adams's dramatic solo performances of excerpts and scenes from his wildly funny, wildly popular books The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and Life, the Universe and Everything. LEARN how to fly! HEAR about Arthur and the Irrational Sofa! GROAN at Marvin's escapade with the Frogstar Battle Robot! Adams may have a cult following, but it's the happiest cult around, thanks to his inventive, absurd, and impish humor which comes through fully in this release.

Listen to the rest of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy."

Want to learn more about the new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie? Listen to this interview with Robbie Stamp, close friend of Douglas Adams and executive producer of the film.

Copyright (P)1996 by Dove Audio, Inc.; A Digital Village Production ©1995

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    Lee Grant 21/05/2015
    Lee Grant 21/05/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "A chance to hear the definitive version..."

    This production isn't the type that'll win awards.

    This is not an important detail.

    It's not glossy, well produced and sometimes the quality of the recording is barely adequate.

    None of these are important details either.

    It's a chance to hear Douglas Adams read his wonderful prose in a live environment, the literary equivalence of the rock-god slamming his fender in front of a sweaty, thrashing crowd.

    The joy of Audible is hearing authors read their own work, the extra detail inferred from an inflection or simple pause adds layers of delicious delight without adding words.

    To hear Douglas do this is a treat and if you're a fan of his work then this really does demand your attention.

    This last point is an important detail.

    Share & Enjoy.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    C. G. Brown 17/04/2016
    C. G. Brown 17/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Share and enjoy"

    The Truth, the Whole Truth, & nothing But the Truth . . . . .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Sean
    Bedford, MA, USA
    31/12/03
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    "A Live Performance"

    Almost twenty years ago, shortly after The Meaning of Liff was published, a friend of mine called me up and invited me to see Douglas Adams that evening at MIT. When Douglas came on stage he started the evening off with a few stories. He next explained how The Meaning of Liff came to be written and then proceeded to read several definitions. Finally, he went on to read selected excerpts from the Hitchhiker?s Trilogy and afterwards he willingly signed my three paperback books.

    I mention the above because I thoroughly enjoyed, and have never forgotten, that wonderful evening. Hearing all the writings/speeches/interviews from The Salmon of Doubt being read was wonderful and it vividly brought that evening back to life for me. So much so that I wanted to listen to Douglas performing live again, so I purchased this audio book.

    Unfortunately, this live performance did not captivate me. It is missing the spontaneity and sense of fun that I felt twenty years. This is partly due to my enjoying Douglas?s stories and readings from The Meaning of Liff, missing here, very much. However, I also remember his readings of the Hitchhiker?s excerpts as being funnier and warmer than this performance.

    I give this audio book a qualified recommendation. If you have never heard Douglas Adams in person than I think you will enjoy his performance here. However, if you have heard him perform in person then you may feel like me after hearing this.

    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Tyler
    20/09/16
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    "Not the full story"

    I was under the impression this was the full book. It is not, however, it is still entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • An American in Europe
    EU
    29/11/15
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    "Funny but not hilarious."

    Sometimes Adams just yells too much. He's relying too much on bluster and not enough on his quick wit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    Charleston, WV, United States
    25/05/15
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    "A favorite listen to celebrate towel day!"

    5/25 is International Towel Day and what better way to celebrate than to listen to the author himself read favorite excerpts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    Close to WDW
    19/11/14
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    "Wonderful Addition for a Douglas Adams Fan!"
    Any additional comments?

    I love a great sci-fi book. And I love a great comedy. Adams brings both with the Hitchhiker's series. I love the books. This particular book is a concert of Adams favorite sections read by Adams. Its laugh out loud funny and a perfect driving companion. this one is going into regular rotation!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Garry
    Cannington, Australia
    30/12/12
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    "Don't miss this."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It can not be missed


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Douglas Adams off course


    If you could take any character from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Live in Concert out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    It would seem very Adams to take him to see a performance of himself for him to explain how the great galactic book would talk of the confusion and madness of time travel


    Any additional comments?

    If your an Adams fan you must listen to this it's like being at the last restaurant with Adams as the stage show.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    02/07/05
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    "Great Book"

    Nice way to look at the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • earley bird
    30/07/15
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    "Expecting a book, got a stage performance"

    Guess I should have read the description more closely. I was looking for the book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James T. Jenkins
    Rio Rancho, NM US
    02/01/04
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    "TOO MONTY PYTHONISH!"

    The plot, if there is one, shifts so quickly and improbably, that it is not only difficult to follow, but becomes boring. The book would be fine, if the reader enjoys Monty Python type humor. Otherwise, it is a total waste of time.

    2 of 57 people found this review helpful
  • DANIEL R BROWN
    WACO, TEXAS United States
    19/04/04
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    "CRAP,CRAP,CRAP"

    SORRY,SORRY,SORRY. I LISTENED TO ALL 5 BOOKS AND BAD, WENT TO WORSE WENT TO PROVERBIAL HELL. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO DISAPPOINTED IN LIFE. SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN WAS NEVER THERE. MY DESIRE FOR HIS SUCCESS WAS, WELL, UNATTAINED. I AM SO SICK AND ANGRY OVER THE TIME THAT I WASTED...HERE IS THE END OF THE TRILOGY....THEY ALL DIE IN THE DEMONLITION OF EARTH BY THE VOGONES. THE FOURTH BOOKS WAS ALMOST "J.K. ROWLING" BUT THEN HE MESSED IT ALL UP ...DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.

    4 of 113 people found this review helpful

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