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 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of teaArthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has traveled the length, breadth, and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forward and backward through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released, and colorfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And of course Arthur Dent has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.Arthur has finally made it home to Earth, but that does not mean he has escaped his fate. Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa have evaporated rapidly, along with all the world's oceans. For no sooner has he touched down on the planet Earth than he finds out that it is about to be blown up...again.And Another Thing... is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese.


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A delightful return to the H2G2 Universe

To get the obvious out of the way, Eoin Colfer is not Douglas Adams. The writing style of this new book is not quite the same as the first 5. That being said it is very clear that Eoin was immersed in the original material and does a very credible tribute to the work of Douglas Adams. With Simon Jones reading it was at almost possible to forget that this book was not penned by Douglas himself.
Now on to the book itself, we start where Mostly Harmless left off; Earth is just about to end again. And Author is about to take off on a new trip around the universe with many of the old favorite characters either joining or making a cameo appearance.
Like the previous reviewer, my only complaint is that the book references the previous 5 books too often and in ways that does not flow well. I found myself often being broken out of the story with some far too unnecessary self reference. It is a odd sensation to be both slightly annoyed because I was jarred out of the flow, yet fondly remembering the original.
Overall, I would say if you are a fan of the original series by Douglas Adams, you will love this last revisit of universe where 42 means everything. If you are not familiar with Douglas Adams, what is wrong with you? Audible has nearly his complete works right here. Go listen The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and then come back to this book.
To Eoin Colfer fans, which is a group I count myself in. This is neither Artemis Fowl nor intended for a child audience. Do not purchase for your kids by mistake. On the other hand if like myself you read Eoin Colfer because despite his books being listed for kids, you find them witty, fun, and exciting, I think you will quite enjoy this new book, but I would still recommend that you listen to the original stories first.
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- John Williams

An Unexpected Treat

I had no idea that Eoin Colfer had been tapped to continue the Hitchhiker series. I was checking to see if there was a new Artemis Fowl book yet and saw this... had to have it. Fantastic listen! The reader deserves a full 5 stars, but I marked the book at 4 simply because of a few nitpicky things. Colfer seems to be trying too hard at times - a few too many "guide notes," the footnotes we all know and love, and names that are so ridiculous they remind me of the later Xanth books. I don't mean just odd names, I mean names that are supposed to be funny because they sound like what the person has done. You'll hear what I mean.

Bottom line is this - if Brandon Sanderson does half as good a job finishing The Wheel Of Time series and Colfer has done here, there are going to be a lot of happy Jordan fans.
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- Joshua S. Spell "Maijstral"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2009
  • Publisher: Hyperion AudioBooks