The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Synopsis
One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place. (Audible)
Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet who’s ape descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. This planet has, or rather had, a problem which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy, and so the problem remained. (Chapter One)
Stephen Fry’s narration in this audiobook version is very entertaining. His tone matches perfectly the wry tale.
Looking forward to reading your teasers!
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