The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1

Douglas Adams with Stephen Fry (Narrator)

fiction classics science fiction adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced

5 hours, 51 minutes | first published 1979

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Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadSeconds before 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 e...
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Summary of 58696 reviews

Moods

funny 94%
adventurous 85%
lighthearted 74%
relaxing 10%
mysterious 9%
reflective 7%
hopeful 4%
inspiring 3%
challenging 2%
emotional 1%
informative 1%

Pace

fast 72%
medium 24%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 60% | A mix: 28% | Character: 9% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 67% | It's complicated: 16% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 19% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 63% | It's complicated: 16% | Yes: 14% | N/A: 4%

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4.15

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