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Wish there had been more about the writing of Hitchhiker's and the radio and TV series. But that would be too predictable.
This is an audiography of Adams in alphabetical-not chronological-order. We are introduced to Adams of the Cambridge Footlights review, the sometime collaborator of Graham Chapman, the Doctor Who scriptwriter, the sketch artist, the friend of many Joneses--Terry, Stephen and Peter.
We get to listen in on excerpts from early radio and TV efforts and a number of author interviews, revealing an endlessly curiious and always inventive creator who excelled at recasting his stories for different media.
The audiography had many engaging letters of the alphabet, like J for Peter Jones, who was the voice of the book in the Hitchhiker series. Loved that. I would have preferred a chronological approach and, yes, more on Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect, even if that would have made it a predictable biography. But if you are curious about the multi-faceted author, you'll want to hitch a ride on this one.
As a huge fan of Douglas Adams I have to listen to this every now and again just to keep in touch with his comedic genius. This is an alphabetical march through the life and career of Douglas Adams. Touching on various aspects of his contributions it is not just Hitchhikers Guide and Dirk Gentley stuff. A very touching and humorous tribute to a man who brought so much enjoyment to the world. So long Douglas, and thanks
A honest and frank reflection of Douglas' work at the BBC.
Simon Jones is the voice you associate with Douglas' work so it's fitting (and correct) that it is he that narrates this journey into some of the lesser known areas of Adam's work.
This isn't a rip-roaring, laugh out loud compilation of gags and sketches but an A-Z of Douglas' work supplemented by great archive audio of long forgotten and very often, long deleted, snippets from the past.
A lovely piece.
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This was a very calm, but friendly and emotional revisit of Douglas Adams' life.
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