The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase by Douglas Adams

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The 40 Best Audio books comment: On the day that Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Arthur Dent is rescued by his friend Ford Prefect - who turns out to be really from the star Betelgeuse - and taken on an increasingly surreal journey round the universe to update the bestselling handbook for hitchhikers. Whether joining them to dine at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe or seeking the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, this original recording from the BBC Radio 4 series will take you on a journey you too will never forget... Read by a full cast, with Peter Jones as the book.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase by Douglas Adams

The Earth is unexpectedly destroyed and the great hitch-hike begins as Arthur Dent tries to find the Ultimate Question to Life, The Universe and Everything. Starring Peter Jones as The Book and Simon Jones as Arthur Dent.

About the Author

Douglas Adams
Douglas Noël Adams (March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001) was a cult British comic radio dramatist, amateur musician and author, most notably of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a "trilogy" of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a towel, a comic book series, a computer game and a feature film that was completed after Adams's death. In addition to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote or co-wrote three stories of the science fiction television series Doctor Who, and served the series as Script Editor during the seventeenth season. His other written works include the Dirk Gently novels, and co-author credits on two Liff books and Last Chance to See, itself based on a radio series. His fans and friends also knew Adams as an environmental activist, a self-described "radical atheist" and a lover of fast cars, cameras, the Macintosh computer, and other "techno gizmos." He was a keen technologist, using such inventions as e-mail and Usenet before they became widely popular, or even widely known. Since his death at the age of 49, he is still widely revered in science fiction and fantasy fandom circles.

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BBC Audiobooks Ltd an imprint of BBC Consumer Publishing

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2nd April 2001




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