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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Primary Phase, by Douglas Adams

pobi's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.25

More witty funny than funny funny. A good time but also very nostalgic from listening to it as a kid, so that might be a part of it. 

february's review against another edition

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4.0

This has been a part of my life for almost 30 years now, the jokes in the first pages--the first few PARAGRAPHS--winning my loyalty for life. I think I'd first enjoyed this particular version back in college when a friend of mine, upon learning I was a fan, gave me a loan of her cassette tapes of the program.

It was fun to listen to it again. The audio quality is not great (as was stated on Audible's site), but I did not have a terrible time of it. The jokes were still amazing, and there was also a documentary at the end where I learned some new things as well about the production of the program.

A quick and very enjoyable listen.

delmaamoun's review

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medium-paced

3.0

I much preferred the books.. I was hoping to listen to the full series but it felt like disconnected bits and pieces.

booksareamood's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

As usual this is excellent, so funny and excellent theme tune. Will definitely be listening to the rest!

studiomikarts's review

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adventurous challenging funny informative inspiring lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated

5.0

It's been ages since I last listened to the radio show for Hitchhikers. Like many people, I have fond memories of listening to it on cassette tape, recorded from an original copy and shared friend to friend, family to family. I don't know who got her into it, but it was my mom who first shared those tapes with me, when I was aged only in the single digits. I've remained a die-hard fan ever since.

The show was just as hilarious as I remembered. The jokes still fly today, even when I've already heard them a thousand times. The acting and sound effects come together wonderfully to make you feel like you're right there with the characters. I really loved the extra documentary episode at the end, too. Not only was it interesting learning about what went into the creation of the show, learning that Douglas Adams struggled with procrastination and perfectionism makes me feel less worried about my own creative efforts! 

maxineha's review against another edition

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4.0

Great fun.

I was transported back to my late teen years at school when 2 guys at school used to repeat the scripts during lessons, with me being totally surprised with what on earth they were talking about.

verkisto's review against another edition

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4.0

Having read the books and the script of the radio show, I figured it was high time to finally listen to the original story, as it was originally intended. Thank Zarquod for Audible!

This is about what you would expect, story-wise, if you've already read the books. It's fun listening to the cast, and realizing how different they are from the voices in your head (except for Marvin; spot on there). The real gem is the bonus track that gives a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the audio drama.

astrowags's review

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funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

blametheblurb's review

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5.0

My 3 words:
~ Witty
~ Humorous
~ Sarcastic

theperksofbeing_sarah_'s review against another edition

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4.0

This BBC radio is amazing but I think need to read the book.