Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune, with newly recorded announcements by John Marsh.
Also included on this Special Edition is Douglas Adams's Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast in 1999, which looks at the genesis and phenomenal success of the series.
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The second installment of Douglas Adams' absolutely brilliant sci-fi comedy. An eternal classic everyone should listen to, ideally after listening to the first one! The humour is bizarre and the narrative can be loopy, but that's the style of it. Stick with it and it'll grow on you.
The show is excellently produced, well-acted and of the highest quality.
The hitch hikers guild to the galaxy, this is a classic audio book, having ownd (and still do) the origional cassetts of the broadcast by the bbc, it has kept it's conversion with no loss of quality, but bringing it to the next portable media, If you to have a odd out look on life, and to wonder if there is any meaning to life, the universe & Everything, then this book will take you on an epic adventure though space and time, and have you back in time to enjoy a pangalactic gargleblaster (rehab centers are avalible) so sit back and takle a trip on the heart of gold
"Entertainment at it's best"
Many years ago I listened to this on the radio, it is still as amazing as ever, every time I listen I can hear new things in it. Soo worth getting for lovers of science fiction/comedy. A classic that still lives.
"A great return for a Fantastic story"
I love HHGTTG and this second instalment continues where the first left off. I'm sure that any one who remembers HH will know how good it is not quite as amazing as the first but still worth every penny, from the iconic intro music to Zaphod and Ford and Arthur and not forgetting everyone's favourite paranoid android Marvin.
A well worth addition to any sci-fi geeks compendulum of audio books.
This story will keep you entertained for hours.. if not days! well worth the money.
"The story that keeps on giving ..."
Having enjoyed the first book as narrated by Steven Fry as an introduction to Audibles, with the unabridged story in its original words in all its glory - and already being familiar with the book, the radio play, TV series and even the recent film - I wasn't sure just how much the return to a dramatised account would feel, but I needn't have worried. The familiar cast were completely at home in Adams' characters, and the tale just continued to unfold in an entirely natural, however implausible, way ... which inevitably lead to the tertiary stage.
"Bizarre and Bonkers"
This phase of the story is probably the most disjointed and 'stand alone' of the whole series.
The reasons for this are well documented (try Wikipedia if you don't know) but it is still wonderfully enjoyable.
It's also the final time that you'll hear Peter Jones as the book for the entire phase.
Highlights are Zaphod Beeblebrox IV and the nightclub on Ursa Minor however my favourite line in this phase (and possible all the phases) is Ford's line to Zaphod right at the end about respect.
Listen carefully for the Bee Gees!
"Entertaining, if slightly less so than the Primary"
Great fun, and altogether worth your time if you like smart, imaginative British humour.
People have their favourites. I prefer the first to the second, certainly. Others, I expect, will disagree... but this comment is as much a warm recommendation of The Primary Phase as it is a criticism of its sequel. It's easily said that, if you liked the predecessor, you shouldn't think twice about continuing with it.
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