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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 4,438
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,960
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,951

    One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with.

    • 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 1,366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221

    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? Which is exactly what the crew of the Heart of Gold plan to do. There’s just the small matter of escaping the Vogons, avoiding being taken to the most totally evil world in the Galaxy and teaching a space ship how to make a proper cup of tea. And did anyone actually make a reservation?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, narrator made me scream

    • By Tony on 14-10-13

    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 1,261
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 960
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 960

    A dynamic remastering of the original BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial - Fit the First to Fit the Sixth - which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend. The original series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope’s version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh. 

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

    • By Ryan on 07-10-09

    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 801
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 714

    In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-boggingly big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly harmless.

    • By J Osborne-Davies on 20-03-15

    Regular price: £17.99

    • 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 594
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 438

    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. Zaphod finds his visit to the offices of the Guide rudely interrupted by Frogstar fighters, who further threaten to feed him to the Total Perspective Vortex. Eventually reunited, the three fetch up on the planet Brontitall and discover the indigenous species in something of a flap. Arthur meets Lintilla (several of her), Marvin gets to be a hero once again, and there is a meeting with the Man in the Shack who apparently runs the Universe.... 

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

    • By Alexander Macallister on 02-02-14

    Regular price: £14.00

    • 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 516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456

    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....

    • 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: Hexagonal Phase

    • And Another Thing...
    • By: Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Jane Horrocks, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    The brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast series based on And Another Thing… the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide "trilogy". Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return in six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Out With The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal?

    • By Simon on 16-04-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Mostly Harmless

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book!

    • By Mr T on 21-02-18

    Regular price: £17.99

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

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 369

    Stranded on prehistoric Earth, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find escape in the form of a time-travelling sofa. But as eleven homicidal, bat-wielding robots proceed to blow up Lord’s Cricket Ground, it seems that Arthur is far from Home and Dry. In fact, he is not even Home and Vigorously Towelling Himself. Off. Soon he is on an explosive quest to save the Universe, equipped with only a rabbit bone, a worn dressing gown, and a spaceship which looks remarkably like an Italian bistro. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glad to hear it

    • By Vince on 14-06-06

    Regular price: £14.00

    • 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 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    Don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s saga returns once again with a full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams’s famous ‘trilogy in five parts’. 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. But Ford Prefect is on to something which might well burst Arthur’s bubble. 

    • 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 363
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    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. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of Lamuella, the original Trillian turns up with more than a little spanner in the works. A stolen ship, a dramatic stampede and a new and sinister Guide lead to a race to save the Earth...again. But this time, will they succeed? 

    • 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

    • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Harry Enfield, Billy Boyd, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322

    Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and he's drawn into a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Adams!

    • By Chris on 23-01-08

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    Kate Schechter would like to know why everyone she meets knows her name - and why Thor, the Norse god of thunder, keeps showing up on her doorstep. Dirk Gently, detective and refrigerator wrestler, can uncover the mystery, and only the absurdist wit of Douglas Adams can recount them with such relentless humor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply brilliant

    • By Rachel on 15-11-12

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen

    • 4th Doctor Novel
    • By: Douglas Adams, James Goss
    • Narrated by: Dan Starkey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    An unabridged reading of the brand-new novel based on a storyline by Douglas Adams. The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she's less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But then the award ceremony is interrupted by 11 figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd. The Krikkitmen are back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Douglas Adams's original concept given form!

    • By Alistair on 27-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Doctor Who: Classic TV Adventures Collection One

    • Seven full-cast BBC TV soundtracks
    • By: Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis, Malcolm Hulke, and others
    • Narrated by: Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker star as the Doctor in these seven narrated full-cast TV soundtracks of classic Doctor Who TV serials. The stories are 'The Tomb of the Cybermen' (narrated by Frazer Hines); 'Doctor Who and the Silurians' (narrated by Caroline John); 'The Sea Devils' (narrated by Katy Manning); 'The Curse of Peladon' (narrated by Katy Manning); 'The Monster of Peladon' (narrated by Elisabeth Sladen); 'The Pirate Planet' (narrated by John Leeson); and 'Destiny of the Daleks' (narrated by Lalla Ward).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doctor Who: Classic TV Adventures Review

    • By orkney buyer on 28-01-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Dirk Gently

    • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dramatised)
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Harry Enfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    Harry Enfield exuberantly returns as Dirk Gently, who, fallen on hard times and dressed as a gypsy woman, is using his irritatingly accurate clairvoyant powers to read palms. He is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract accompanied by a hairy, green-eyed, scythe-wielding monster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Douglas Adams at his best

    • By mark on 02-09-15
    • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dramatised)
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Harry Enfield
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 14-11-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 265 ratings

    Regular price: £14.00

    • 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 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    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. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A hint of what was still to come

    • By Alan on 24-04-11

    Regular price: £24.29

    • Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet

    • 4th Doctor Novelisation
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Jon Culshaw
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    The hugely powerful Key to Time has been split into six segments, all of which have been disguised and hidden throughout time and space. Now the even more powerful White Guardian wants the Doctor to find the pieces. With the first segment successfully retrieved, the Doctor, Romana and K9 trace the second segment of the Key to the planet Calufrax. But when they arrive at exactly the right point in space, they find themselves on exactly the wrong planet - Zanak.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BY THE SKY DEMON BUY THIS BOOK!

    • By Alistair on 12-01-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Shada

    • Doctor Who: The Lost Adventure
    • By: Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
    • Narrated by: Lalla Ward
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana, and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn't a book for Time Tots.It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing adaptation of a lost story (audible)

    • By Robbie J on 14-04-12

    Regular price: £22.00

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Live in Concert

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Author Douglas Adams kidnapped an audience and held them hostage for 90 minutes at London's Almeida Theatre. The audience members were subjected to extremely hot August temperatures and Adams's dramatic solo performances of excerpts and scenes from his wildly funny Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Share and enjoy

    • By C. G. Brown on 17-04-16

    Regular price: £6.79

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