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Summary

There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It’s not an easy thing to do and Arthur Dent thinks he’s the only human who’s been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the girl of his dreams. Fenchurch knows how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately she’s forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God’s Final Message to His Creation they go in search of it. And in a dramatic break with tradition - actually find it....

©1984 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Hitchhikers but not as we know it

The Hitchhikers series takes a turn as Arthur Dent returns to what seems to be Earth, despite the planet's destruction eight years prior. Across five hours he does a number of peculiar things - peculiar in that it's unlike any book in the series prior. There's very little space travel, there's romance and key series characters barely appear. That said it's lighthearted whimsy very much enhanced by Douglas Adams' knowing style and, in the case of the audiobook, Martin Freeman's equally light and enjoyable reading.

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How could it not be great!

Once again, Douglas Adam's imagination and humor invites a journey of endless possibilities in a world that has everything, literally everything, I promise you that you will be amazed at what an author can bring to life!

Would recommend to all !

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must read

The series has really engaged me. I think its the realisation explanations of real life as they would be...about ridiculously crazy things. i find myself just accepting things.

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Good but not as good as the first three

the story continues focused on Arther Dent mainly, it's good and still written really well.

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A good read as is the whole of this series of entertaining science fiction plus

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A classic

The amazing story brought to life by Martin Freeman. A pleasure to listen too. Well recommended.

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not as good as the original but I still enjoyed it

I would never not have listened to it because I love the series so much :)

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required

loved it literally brilliant great read, Douglas is a genius, don't miss out on the

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I really enjoyed the story and this story and the narrator. I wish Marvin was in the story more often.

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My personal favourite

I think, having read the Hitchhiker's Guide a number of times, this is my favourite of the series purely for the novel turn of events in Arthur's love life; what a wonderful world Douglas Adams paints...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-18

Great Book<br />

It was great as every book in the trilogy but it seemed to have a bit less of the sci-fi factor. Overall great book :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-18

Great book, weird ending

So it continues the story just fine.
The humour is still there and the weird writing is still there.
There is even a chapter that gets very philosophical about how a character views sanity which is brilliant.
The last few chapters are its weakest and can be a little confusing. Maybe the follow up book will solve it