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Dirk Gently: The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul

Advantages: Great listen
Disadvantages: Other passengers will wonder why you are laughing

This is one of Douglas Adam's lesser known novels but just as good as the more well known Hitchhiker's series. If you have ever lived through the interminable time between teatime and supper on a Sunday afternoon you will identify with this book and enjoy ...

xiaoli 10.11.2008 · Read full review
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The mother of all audio book reviews

Advantages: Humour, philosophy, ingenuity, farce, and the universe going 'Phoomph'!
Disadvantages: You'll need some stamina (for my op, never mind the product!)

...is a huge, sprawling monster of an 'audiobook'. So I have a choice, do I do a huge, sprawling monster of an op and really do it justice, or just enough to whet folks' appetites to let them go and find out for themselves? Well, given the price (vol ...

alabony 23.05.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (The complete trilogy of 5 volumes) audiobook on 25 CDs - Douglas Adams

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Grab a cup of tea and a biscuit and get comfy...

Advantages: AWESOME
Disadvantages: extremely long, may keep you from important engagements.

'The Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy' is an indulgent treat for lovers of surreal comedy everywhere. If you have seen the film and thought it was good, you were wrong, and should definitely listen to the radio series or perhaps read the book. As the se ...

browntape 25.10.2008 · Read full review
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Bathsheets in Space

Advantages: Hilarious, Classic, Well-written, Well-acted, generally brilliant.
Disadvantages: Not in a terribly convenient format for listening to one episode at a time

...I listened to these tapes before I ever read the books, and I must say I’m glad I did so. Douglas Adams was a great writer, but his characterisations were inconsistent to say the least; he is said to have arbitrarily swapped lines of dialogue between char ...

Muswell 27.03.2004 · Read full review
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The Wackiest Galaxy in the World

Advantages: Brilliant characters, clever humour, brilliantly read
Disadvantages: Can't think of any, even though I listen to this over and over again

...Ok, before I get going on this opinion, I must confess I’ve never read this book, only listened to the tape. I have the tape of the first series, the radio 4 version, and although I have often considered reading the book, which we do own, the tempta ...

jeocar 19.12.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (Audio Book) - Douglas Adams

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