Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,884 ratings

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Summary

A much loved science-fiction classic, this entertaining intergalactic adventure has a lot going for it - including narration by British comedian Stephen Fry. Adams displays his talents for a creating a whole new world in this first of five audiobooks in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Packed with brilliant humour, extraordinary characters and a highly original storyline, it's no wonder that this novel is a favourite of so many.

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. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place.

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  • Book 1

    • 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 4,287
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,822
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,812

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 1,317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 776
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692

    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

  • Book 4

    • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446

    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

  • Book 5

    • Mostly Harmless

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378

    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

  • Book 6

    • And Another Thing...

    • Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
    • By: Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 579
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 383

    An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea....Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Froody

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-10-09

    Regular price: £22.00