I had the first two phases on CD so was glad of the opportunity to upgrade at a fair price, as a member of Audible. This audiobook is one of the best..Show More » works the BBC has published, hilariously witty and amusing. I would recommend to anyone who listens to Radio 4.
This is the funniest unit of text and dialogue in the history of text and/or dialogue. If there is indeed a god, this is his sense of humour reflected..Show More » back at him/her to prove what a complete dingoe's kidney the act of creation has proven to be. No-one is spared: scientists, the media, philosophers, all are lampooned.
Having listened to some of the episodes on the Radio I was very glad to see HHGTTG in the Audible library and with the full cast from the radio. The r..Show More »eproduction was great, and this Tertiary Phase is added to the other two Phases available via Audible. It is a pity that Audible have not got the original two Radio 4 series and Link episode. This would make the best collection. HHGTTG was a great radio series and left a lot to the imagination - the radio was the original format and the best!
So Long & Thanks For All The Fish is quite a tough read but Dirk Maggs and his team have really slapped it into shape and made a very, very good and e..Show More »njoyable version for our consumption.
Essentially the Earth that Arthur was rescued from (a few moments before it was destroyed by the Vogons) has popped back into existence again. Life on the planet is much the same as before with one major exception - the dolphins have gone.
The critical thing about Maggs' slapping is that he hasn't changed too much and it blends perfectly with all the other HGTTG audiobooks - you have listened to the others haven't you? For heavens sake don't start with this one otherwise your head will explode...probably!
The usual cast provide strong performances as usual and as this book features the character of Arthur Dent more than the others then it really gives Simon Jones a chance to stretch Arthur a little further than we've heard/seen before.
Jane Horrocks is fab as Fenchurch but I particularly enjoy Geoff McGivern's furniture wrecking scene and a nice cameo by David Dixon who played Ford Prefect in the BBC TV series of HGTTG.
Stunning performances you've come to expect from the well-oiled (in all senses I would imagine) machine that is the Hitchhiker'..Show More »s cast. New additions Samantha Béart and Griff Rhys Jones also stand out.
It's a complex narrative that is rendered beautifully smooth for the casual listener - you really can listen to this again and again; real value for money.
A lovely few twists at the end to give a slightly varied ending to the books but wasn't it always so!
A necessary addition to your audiobook collection.