Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams

Narrator: Stephen Fry

Series: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #1

Format: Audiobook

Length: 5 hours 52 min

Date Read: February 12, 2020

2 stars
2 stars – it was ok

Seconds before the 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 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together they begin a journey through space and discover the real reason Earth was created and destroyed. 

This book was ok. I have had the book for a few years but never got around to actually reading it. So this week I picked up the audiobook through my library to listen to while working on a sewing project. I liked the narrator for the book but the story fell short for me. I have always heard about how fun and silly this book was and I didn’t really find it funny. It did have a whimsical story but not funny, at least for me. I also found myself just bored by the characters and storyline. It wasn’t captivating and engaging like it thought it would be, which is really disappointing. 

Overall, this book was not really for me and I don’t plan on reading or listening to the rest of the series.


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