And Another Thing... : Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • by Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by Simon Jones
  • Series: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

And Another Thing...will be the sixth novel in the now improbably named Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea . . . Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released and colourfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And, of course, he has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Arthur has, though, finally made it home to Earth. But that does not mean he has escaped his fate. For Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa are evaporating along with the world's oceans. Because no sooner has he arrived than he finds out that Earth is about to be blown up...again.And Another Thing...by Eoin Colfer is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth instalment of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favourite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer and at least one very large slab of cheese.

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Froody Madness

Eoin Colfer has done a splendid job of keeping the goofiness alive, and Simon Jones should be congratulated for a superb narration.

Listening to this book brought back fond memories of listening to the previous Douglas Adams H2G2 books, and I enjoyed the wacky stories and the sense of deja vu created by the plot. I enjoyed the humour but felt that the god-bashing was a little overdone, but not gratuitous. I guess it was required by the plot, and raised some interesting philosophical questions, which I enjoyed.

This book doesn't feel like a sequel or a "keep the successful formula going" effort. It has plenty of original ideas and feels fresh and froody. I think it brings the series to an elegant close, and it will take a brave man to write part 7.
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- Penny

Enjoyable listen, but I fear a thankless task

The use of Simon Jones as the narrator goes some way to making this work and feel like a familiar pair of slippers all be it slippers that were bought by your old maiden aunt in Winnipeg and have been languishing unloved in the bottom of your wardrobe for 17 years. I can't help but believe that Douglas would have felt a little cheated as he clearly wished to lighten the despair that for personal reasons dominated 'Mostly Harmless' and this simply doesn't, early promise seems to falter towards the end of the book and it feels like this became an ever increasing challenge for Eoin as the book progressed. What it does do is leave things open for next book!? Could this become an annual event with a new writer each time, after all Eoin Colfer has already ruled himself out.
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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd