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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Quandary Phase

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Publisher Comments:

Many are familiar with Douglas Adams's classic "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, but few know that these books started out as a multi-part series performed on BBC radio. This installment, part four, is a robust radio dramatization of "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. The Earth has miraculously reappeared and Arthur Dent is in love with the otherworldly Fenchurch, but Ford Prefect has an idea that might burst Arthur's happy little bubble. What is really going on with Arthur's dream girl, where have all the dolphins gone, and what was their departing message to mankind?

Review:

"This quick little addition to the series, far more subdued than the previous 'phase,' is paradoxically a better introduction for newcomers to Adams's often imitated brand of satire. Arthur Dent, the series' protagonist and straight man, returns home to a destroyed and rebuilt Earth (identical to the one he left but for the lack of dolphins) and promptly falls in love. The object of his clumsy affections is Fenchurch, a young woman who had been on the verge of comprehending the secret to eternal contentment when Earth was destroyed. In order to recover her lost revelation, Fenchurch and Arthur (and some of his old hitchhiking friends) seek out God's final message to his creation, written in fire on the top of a mountain in a distant part of the galaxy. The story is straightforward by series standards and depends little on previous (and, as yet, unreleased) episodes of the radio program; the humor is decidedly low-key and the running time surprisingly short. All of this allows easy access for first timers, but won't leave a big impression on fans, especially after the promise of the perfectly zany Tertiary Phase." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572704886
Performed:
Jones, Simon
Performed:
McGivern, Geoffrey
Read:
BBC Radio Cast
Performed by:
Jones, Simon
Performed by:
McGivern, Geoffrey
Performed:
McGivern, Geoffrey
Performed:
Jones, Simon
Author:
Adams, Douglas
Author:
BBC Radio
Publisher:
Audio Partners
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Edition Description:
Unabridged Edition
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.2 x 5.5 in 4.5 oz
Media Run Time:
143

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Product details pages Audio Partners - English 9781572704886 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This quick little addition to the series, far more subdued than the previous 'phase,' is paradoxically a better introduction for newcomers to Adams's often imitated brand of satire. Arthur Dent, the series' protagonist and straight man, returns home to a destroyed and rebuilt Earth (identical to the one he left but for the lack of dolphins) and promptly falls in love. The object of his clumsy affections is Fenchurch, a young woman who had been on the verge of comprehending the secret to eternal contentment when Earth was destroyed. In order to recover her lost revelation, Fenchurch and Arthur (and some of his old hitchhiking friends) seek out God's final message to his creation, written in fire on the top of a mountain in a distant part of the galaxy. The story is straightforward by series standards and depends little on previous (and, as yet, unreleased) episodes of the radio program; the humor is decidedly low-key and the running time surprisingly short. All of this allows easy access for first timers, but won't leave a big impression on fans, especially after the promise of the perfectly zany Tertiary Phase." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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