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Mostly Harmless

Narrated by: Martin Freeman
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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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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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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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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Good story sad that it had swearing

When I listened to hitch hikers Guide to the galaxy it had no swearing so l was very surprised that in the other books it had swearing!!!but the story was amazing I loved it!!!🤩😍🤩

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Mostly breathless

I love Douglas Adams and the Hitchhiker "trilogy" in particular but this would have been better if Martin had taken some cold medicine before reading it

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Okay, but not Adams' best

It's almost twenty years since I read a trilogy in four parts, maybe my vision is rose tinted, but I can say this is definitely not up to the same standard as the first four books. It's quirky and funny in places, but the action is all rather forced.
Of course if you've got to the fourth book you'll read this, and probably enjoy it, but try not to get your hopes up too high. If you're new to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, make sure you read them in order.

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Good but the worst of the 5

the story is good as you finish the series but not the best of the series in terms of plot.

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Loved It

If Douglas Adams could have chosen someone to read his books I think he would have chosen Martin Freeman. Perhaps he did. Or is he dead? Regardless, Martin's perfectly dry delivery makes him the ideal carrier for Douglas' perfectly dry wit. Between them they had me laughing out loud and the Adams-Freeman combination is one I keep coming back to.

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Fun, but not the best of the series

Martin Freeman narrates well, although it sounds like he had a cold. Still, overall a good audio book.

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10/10

It's a must listen for anyone Who s a fan of sci-fi couldn't stop listening.

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Thanks for all the fun and smoked Salmon

Entertaining from the very beginning to the end. You will never find another trilogy as funny as this one. You will never find a trilogy of 5 books as funny as this one.

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  • Peter
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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

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