Life, the Universe and Everything
“Wild satire . . . The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes.”—Chicago Tribune
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads—so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vice president of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-president of the galaxy; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox. How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert “universal” Armageddon and save life as we know it—and don’t know it!
“Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading.”—Arizona Daily Star
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hopeevey - LibraryThing
I listened to this with my nephew during out 8 hour car trip. He gave the highest praise he gives any audiobook - he only asked to skip ahead twice. At least one of those times was purely to annoy me ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hskey - LibraryThing
Feeling pretty similar to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. The writing quality is terrific, but I sometimes feel drunk when reading the book. Coming back to it a few days later seemingly has no bearing on whether I remember the plot or not, but I suppose that's sort of the point. Read full review