Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy began in 1978 as a radio comedy. Upon request, Douglas Adams turned it into a book that begot other books, and the BBC made a five episode television series. It was all tremendously successful and has been very lovingly remembered. In 2005 a new recording by Stephen Fry was probably not needed, but some one said "Hey, let's do it!" I am glad they did. Fry's reading is uproariously, laugh-out-loud funny. (Maybe that's how I got the hernia.)

Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. New York: Pocket Books, 1981. ISBN 0671746065

5 Compact discs. Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2005. ISBN 1415922551


ActLikeOne said...

This is very odd. Just this morning, I finished listening to Stephen Fry's reading of this book. I think it's a wonderful production, and my review will soon be up on my own blog. I'm glad to see another person enjoyed Fry's performance as well.

Nonanon said...

Hm, I didn't know Fry had read these as well! Late last year new versions also came out narrated by Martin Freeman (from the BBC's "The Office," and who played Arthur Dent in the movie) and they were FANTASTIC. I've read them all but happily listened to them again in Arthur Dent's voice.