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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts 25Anniversary Ed Edition
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy goes on a bit about the relative superiority of radio as a medium that stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain, but it also notes several references to various works that endure in a medium regarded as deader than the telegraph.
The Hitchhiker's Guide is not only proof that radio is still a viable medium for drama, but that Douglas Adams is a genius. The show, scripted week-by-week by DNA and Geoffrey Perkins was easily translated to books and television with minimal edits. Yes, the second series is a bit off the ultimate track, but it is quite original and the foot notes from Douglas and Perkins are very insightful. These footnotes exist as a log of what took place when it all began and, sadly, as the only memoir to them.
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highly recommend, i was entertained the whole way through.
If you are like I was and have seen and heard people talking about how good the Hitchhiker's books are but have held off on reading them because you generally don't care for Sci-Fi novels I would recommend giving the first book (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) a chance. Read one third of the book (the Kindle edition has 204 pages so read 67 pages just to get an idea of what the book has to offer), that's what I generally do to make sure I have given it a fair chance, and if you absolutely dislike it you have at least given it a chance. I can almost guarantee that you will love the series though, I have always hated the majority of Sci-Fi novels but this series drew me in and refused to let me go.
I was so wrapped up I read all of the main series books in one week and then picked up the other books, like this book, and read all of them in a week as well. I just couldn't stop. Adams created this wonderful vibrant universe that makes you wish you could live there instead of our dull universe.
Just give the first book in the series a shot, I guarantee you won't regret it at all!
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I was lucky enough to find a seller who had the full one hour version of "Sorry, Wrong Number" with Miriam Hopkins aired on the Australian LUX Radio Theater. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Richard Davis McLeod
As one who first encountered Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as the radio series so many years ago, this book is like catnip. Read morePublished 20 months ago by A. Silverstone
Glad I followed up and read this and sharing it with other family members, thought they might also enjoy it also.Published on January 7, 2014 by The chef.
42!! This is a fine read, loaded with details and notes that are not in the book, nor the movie.Published on March 20, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I would suggest that anyone attempting a number of impossible things early in the morning(6x7), completes the exercise with a few chapters of "The Hitchhikers's Guide.... Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Mr Niels G Troost
I enjoyed this book from first page until last. How often does a book cause the reader to laugh out loud? It happened to me at least on every page. Read morePublished on December 15, 2006 by George Griggs
The footnotes for each episode are by the far the best part of this book.Published on March 17, 2006 by Sarah Sammis
If you like the radio plays and cannot remember the lines - this book is ideal for finding the quick quote you were looking for. And Hitch Hiker's is full of quotes. Read morePublished on March 1, 2006 by T. J. M. Klerk