The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Quintessential Phase (Hitchhiker’s Guide: Radio Play, #5)

ISBN: 0792738586
ISBN 13: 9780792738589
By: Douglas Adams Simon Jones Geoffrey McGivern

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About this book

Panic! It's the last ever installment of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, with a brand new full-cast dramatization of Mostly Harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams's famous trilogy in five parts. While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker's Guide HQ. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of Lamuella, the original Trillian turns up with more than a little spanner in the works. A stolen ship, a dramatic stampede, and a new and sinister Guide lead to a race to save the Earth ... again. But this time, will they succeed?

Reader's Thoughts

Jason

Sadly a poor ending to a great story.

David Goodwin

Probably the best and most quotable in the history of the universe."More popular, certainly more successful than the Celestial Home Care Omnibus, better selling than Fifty-Three More Things to do in Zero Gravity, and more controversial than Oolon Colluphid's trilogy of philosophical blockbusters Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God Person Anyway?" (quote Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)I highly recommend. I've read it (the series) about 3 times and it never gets old.

Alex

This threatened to be really good. Insanity has been restored to the Hitchhikers Universe with the multidimensional parallel universe strands coming into full force, two Trillians, Arthur Dent - Sandwich maker - has a daughter and Ford Prefect befriends an amusing new robot and uncovers a hostile takeover of the Hitchiker's Guide......but again at 4 episodes this is just too short to work those ideas through and they're no sooner introduced than they're abandoned again. Maggs and the BBC decide to impose thier own forced happy ending on the material for no reason I can make out and I just feel sorely disappointed that it's all over. Still, this is heaps funnier than the Quandary phase and a joy to listen to. I've loved hearing the old cast reprise their roles 25 years on and they really get into it. (It's a big shame there's not so much Zaphod and Marvin in these later novels, though) and casting choices for other roles have been generally great, with the production of the shows being fine. Just a bit of a shame about the scripting that can't force the material into the holes it wants to put it and worse, tries to update Adams humour for a modern audience and stumbles horrible from time to time.

Philip

Enjoyed it and wanted to love it, but listening while I was driving back and forth to work it just got a little too confusing.

Adam

Post listen review:Totally incoherent, rather plotless, completely insane and fully and thoroughly entertaining. My only complaint is that it is too short.Pre-listen guessWoohoo! Douglas Adams is (ok was) a genious at being funny! Finally something decent to listen to.

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