The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams. It depicts Arthur Dent's road trip with his alien friend Ford Prefect after his house and the Earth was demolished to create a way for a hyperspace express route. 

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  • Raymond Hunt
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I've always heard really good things about this book. That is why I decided to give this book a try. It is a very eye opening book to read. I really recommend people to read this book."
    Arjun Yadav
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This book is a wonderful read. It is arguably Adams's magnum opus. The Guide to the Galaxy is an interesting read for people of all ages."
  • Luis Venegas
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A book everybody has heard of but not everybody has taken the time to read, which is a shame because it is a classic. It doesn't get extremely deep and doesn't expand too much into depth of a storyline or characters, but what it does do, it does wonderfully. Short, satirical chapters that are so witty and clever you will be rolling only a few chapters in."
  • Madison May
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I decided to read this book since I heard a lot a bout it. It was not the most interesting book for me but it was okay to read."
  • Christopher Munoz
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Douglas Adams' novel has no category, really: one can't call it straight sci fi, or fantasy. It's part satire and part philosophical novel. When I was young I didn't really like this book; as I've gotten older I've learned to appreciate its wry and sometimes silly humor. "
  • Sara Bowman
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "If you've ever asked anyone about a funny book to read, you've probably heard of Hitchhiker's Guide. There's a good reason for that - it's hilarious! This book is a masterpiece of the randomness of the universe mirroring the madness of everyday life, much to the dismay of unfortunate Arthur Dent. It's a classic sci-fi/humor novel, and it's worth its weight in gold."
  • Hansika Chavan
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a literary classic that seamlessly blends humor and science fiction in a delightful tale about a man's adventures in space. The first stories were better than the latter one, but an overall enjoyable read. Read this book to figure out why people quote "42" and have a weird fondness over towels. "
    Rakesh Dutta
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The genius of Douglas Adams is never better captured than in this book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It's a brilliant and imaginative read whose dry humor really hits the sweet spot. Hands down one of the essential lighthearted literary works of all time."
  • Diane Payne
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Excellent book. So much fun to read."
  • Bobby Hayes
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy may have been made in the 70s, but it's become very popular again the past several years. It's timeless and i think everyone should read it. "
  • Sean Keller
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Easily one of my all time favorite books, and still one of the best of all time. The later novels got a little farther away from the "guide" concept, but this has all the best jokes and really makes me want a real one, because it's so much fun. Eleventy billion stars, minus a few for style."
    Anna Garza
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a good collection of outer world books. The plot is very interesting and read very easily. I will read the other books in the series now."
  • Howard Banks
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a really amazing book and the perfect read for a fans of 20th century science fiction novels. It is a very unique book with a film adaptation, so it is hugely successful. This is a book that you will definitely want to read. It will make you not want to pit it down!"
  • Victoria Campbell
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Well, this certainly fits. It has a funny, quirky title to it, I feel like this is a very good title for a book and really recommend this. This would fit the topic as one of the best."
  • Frank George
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is sort of a childish book. It's good for a young reader, in my opinion. Not something to be taken serious. The movie of this book was also quite weird and odd. It would not be a book I would waste my time on reading."
  • Donna Beck
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I'm usually not a big fan of audiobooks, as I prefer to emphasis important bits myself in my head. But I decided to give this a try, since I've already read the book many times and have my own interpretations. It's very well done. The book is a classic for good reason, and the chosen narrator is very good at bringing it to life. "
  • Edison Meng
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "he Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is to step into the garden shed of a maverick genius while he's out, to discover what ideas he has left lying around. But it is also as though Douglas Adams is speaking to you personally, gently, as he guides you through a perplexing world. That towel you used this morning to dry yourself off after your shower possesses more power and is more useful that you have ever imagined"
  • Abel Aranda
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "After watching the movie once again, I decided to read the book, so I ordered "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on Amazon. What to say: the book is fantastic! It made me laugh as much as the movie, and I've been able to play another movie in my mind while reading it! I suggest it to all the lovers of the comedy genre."
  • Katherine Ruiz
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox—the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod’s girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he’s bought over the years. Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars!"
  • Lawrence Schneider
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Beautiful book with great story about space. "
  • Tyler Contreras
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Douglas Adams did an amazing job on this novel. It takes you on a wild science fiction journey. "
  • Kathleen Jordan
    Written on February 26, 2018
    "Douglas Adams' classic novel is just as good as ever. Imagine you are carrying on with your life on a perfectly normal day... and then the world disappears because of alien attack. THEN you learn your best friend is one of them! This hilarious book is well worth the read for anyone over the age of 16. "
  • Jeffrey Hamilton
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Amazing book and amazing choice for the reader to enjoy. This book features some of the best stories that will linger in your mind for years to come. Highly recommended."
  • Brenda Elliott
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I loved this whole series and yes it had so much dark humor. These books are classic and everyone should read them. They keep you engaged and occupied and the story is very good. Even though this novel and the others are older they are still up to date in today's world. I would read them again they are that enjoyable. A great read."
  • Karen Tucker
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "I was looking for my next good novel to read and came across The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and I'm so glad I did. This short novel is quite comical and clever, very fun read."
    Jeffrey Gordon
    Written on April 20, 2017
    "This is an excellent sci-fi story and a must read for an classic sci-fi fans. It's only about 150 pages long and worth the read. You won't be disappointed. "
    Katherine Meyer
    Written on June 1, 2017
    "This is a great book and good reading material I enjoy. With 5 Trilogies here I can not go wrong and this is for Kindle making my reading better."
    Lawrence McDonald
    Written on August 2, 2017
    "This is just far too long. It couldn't hold my attention and started off very bland."
  • Amanda Dean
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of my favorite books of all time. By the title you might think it's a science fiction book, but it's less about that and more about humor. The protagonist generally gets into trouble and wreaks havoc wherever he goes. If you're into more serious literary works this is not for you, but if you want something to make you laugh then I would highly recommend this!"
  • Joshua Hamilton
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book is a classic and a must read. The characters are incredibly well written, and overall the book will keep any Sci-fi lover charmed and engaged."
    Jack Bailey
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Good book if you're a fan of space books. Good storyline and a good addition to the series."
  • Jonathan Cook
    Written on May 21, 2019
    "One of my absolute favorites, and definitely the best audiobook for road trips! The wit and humor in this story is just glorious that it has me laughing all the way, topped with the stunning plot!"
  • Steven Robinson
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Ok, I am a huge sci-fi fan and had heard of this book from a friend and finally decided I needed to read it. This book is absolutely awesome. It's great sci-fi but it doesn't take itself seriously it has great humor and is just so much fun to read. It is an instant classic and I am certain it will be read many times by myself and my family in the years to come."
    Lisa Morrison
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a well-respected sci-fi classic, so it's a good solution to my question. I have often been recommended this exact book when asking friends about good sci-fi novels to read, so this solution is right on point."
  • Matthew Ortiz
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy should be near the top of the best books list from the DCPL Teen Humor Booklist. It's a classic that is an entertaining must-read. Douglas Adams struck gold with this one."
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  • Linda Hernandez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Hitchhiker's guide is always a joy to read. I was given these to read when I was a child and now have shared them with my children. "
  • Benjamin Douglas
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This is a terrific book with imaginative setting, characters, plot. It's eloquently written as well as fictionally informative, and is readable for anyone at any age. They don't write books like this anymore, and it's a great book to mention anywhere and anytime because it's such an amazing novel. It also has a good number of sequels for further enjoyment."
  • Timothy Morales
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This book is absolutely hilarious. Let me just say, it is not for everyone. But if you love sci-fi and over the top humor with an intellectual edge, (think Monty Python or Space Balls,) you will love this book. A must read. The movie is great too!"
  • Daniel Rogers
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "It is one of the best sci-fi books, but it's published in 1979. But, there are sequels made after 1980."
  • William Lopez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book is an incredible read with a great story and great humor. I actually was inspired to buy a hardcopy after my first read through. The take this book has on time travel is unique and hilarious."
  • Mildred Edwards
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "This book is indeed enjoyable for teen boys, but the description could use some improvement."
  • Pamela Wong
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "One of the oldest books I have read and yet the most relevant to today's culture as well. This book is so well written that no matter how many times I read it still get goose bumps. One of my top 10 favorites."
  • Samuel Russell
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "According to the most advanced computer in the universe, the meaning of life is 42. Does this mean you have to read the book to understand? Yes, yes it does. With many laughs throughout, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a sci-fi classic that any sci-fi fan should read and enjoy. "
  • Jeffrey Carpenter
    Written on May 13, 2018
    ""The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is a beloved book by many but I'm about to state an unpopular opinion. I Wanted to enjoy it a lot but failed to do so. This book is not what I expected it would be. Some ideas and concepts in it are likable but the humorous tone (which I didn't find funny) and the narration style is disastrous. "
  • Katherine Kennedy
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "One of the best science fiction comedy romps ever written. "
  • Mark Gonzales
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "If you read this book you should first be prepared to leave your notions of physics, logic at the doorstep. You will not find a compelling plot either as the events narrated are actually just marginal to the real content of the book: its characters. Each of them is a small world in itself, which the author explores in a way that reflects the silliness of our own humanity. Definitely worth reading!"
  • Jacob Contreras
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Now this is a decent read that I thought would be more interesting. I couldn't quite grip the story and thought it wasn't told well. Not too bad, but I'd prefer more adventure. "
  • Leonardo Romo
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "If you are looking for one of the best science fiction novels by Masterworks, make sure you read “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams. This is the story of Arthur Dent, who, secnds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, is plucked off the planet by his friend, Ford Prefect. This sci-fi marvel is both hilarious and intiguing, and a must read for all."
    Craig Cole
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "GOOD"
  • Thomas Patel
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "I loved The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This audiobook has made my commute to work more enjoyable. The plot is funny and witty, and the characters are well developed. "
  • Andrew Young
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I was hesitant on this book after not being impressed with the movie, but this book does not disappoint. It is creative and gives a surprising depth of character that is not in the movie. The plot line and politics are creative and along with the adventure, keep you involved in the book. "
    Joan Hoffman
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Looking for an extra terrestrial story. Buy this book and you wont be dissapointed"
  • Edward Bates
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I actually read this book and it is one of my favorite. I would say it is a book with a strange stories. The side stories are great."
  • Daniel Banks
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "You're probably having a pretty bad day when your planet gets demolished to make way for a new hyperspace express route. Arthur Dent was definitely having a bad day when he had to listen to Vogon poetry, the third worst in the galaxy. This book is a rollercoaster of humor, from start to finish; each silly situation flowing smoothly and utterly believably into the next until sometimes I had to put the book down to laugh. It's a classic for a reason, because it's imaginative, structured around the kind of ludicrous circumstances we all know from our own lives, and takes you on a tour of the galaxy unlike any other."
  • Ruth Jordan
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "I don't believe this solution is the best answer to the topic. The best book on that list is A Prayer for Owen Meany. "
  • Bob Tang
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "I didn't read this book but I did watch the movie. So I think I'm pretty confident in saying this book sucks too. I'm a Chevy guy so once I seent that the little probing alien was named Ford I just knew that I shouldn't read it because it would suck. Plus you have to read it and who the hell knows how to read nowadays? I had my cousin write this up, she actually graduated middle school, best gf I've ever had."
    Ramón Santiago
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a good modern day book for hippie"
  • Kyle Harris
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The solution solved part of the problem. The offered book was a highly rated scifi book, however i could not determine if Patrick Rothfuss had any say in its recommendation."
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