Douglas Adams
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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001. After Douglas died the movie of Hitchhiker moved out of development hell into the clear uplands of production, using much of Douglas' original script and ideas. Douglas shares the writing credit for the movie with Karey Kirkpatrick.

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    • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,698
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,101

    One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unmissable, quirky adventure. Perfectly performed.

    • By Jennifer on 11-09-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,743
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,561
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,551

    If you’ve done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book ruined by lacklustre narration

    • By Auburn on 05-03-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,109
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,108

    Join Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid Android in their first series of adventures as they witness the destruction of Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • funny, adventurous and youthful

    • By Ryan on 07-10-09

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 656
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 491

    Stranded on Prehistoric Earth since the end of the first series, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are once again trying to hitch their way off the planet.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Science meets philosophy - and laughs

    • By Alexander Macallister on 02-02-14

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Life, the Universe, and Everything

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 920
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 917

    In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly harmless.

    • By J Osborne-Davies on 20-03-15

    Regular price: £17.99

    • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 686
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611

    There is a knack to flying....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hitchhikers but not as we know it

    • By jonfaec on 26-07-15

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quandary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328

    The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after...well...ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Does what the book doesn't & blends perfectly...

    • By Lee Grant on 23-07-13

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker’s Guide HQ.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So long and thanks for all the laughs...sorry!

    • By Lee Grant on 06-10-11

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Mostly Harmless

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485

    Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book!

    • By Mr T on 21-02-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Salmon of Doubt

    • Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Christopher Cerf, Richard Dawkins, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 160

    Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, The Salmon of Doubt provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not what i was expecting from the description

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-10-17

    Regular price: £24.29

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