Sunday, July 8, 2012

Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : Douglas Adams Live in Concert

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

On a hot night in August 1995 Douglas Adams gave a barnstorming performance to an invited audience at the Almeida Theatre in London. This compact disc is a record of that remarkable event. Douglas gives dramatic solo performances of episodes and passages from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and Life, the Universe and Everything. Including: How to Fly! Arthur and the Irrational Sofa and much, much...more.

My thoughts:

So far I have only read/listened to the first book in the series. I accidentally checked this digital audio book out first because I didn't read the description closely enough. Unfortunately, once you check a digital book out it can't be returned early which is a bit of a pain. I am hoping the library works out that bug sometime soon.

Anyway, I listened to book one and then listened to this one. It was interesting to listen to the author reading his words and listening to the inflection and excitement he put into them. For someone who is a real fan I bet this would be more meaningful. I am still trying to decide how I feel about the first book; I didn't hate it but didn't love it the way so many readers seem to. There was a part about reincarnation, which may or may not have come from one of the later books, but it is a soul who has met his demise in each of his forms due to something Arthur Dent has done. That bit I enjoyed.

It was a neat way to experience a book/ piece of literature. I had not realized that Douglas Adams was no longer alive, it seems as though he did not have a very long life.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607473077
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/25/2010
  • Format: MP3
  • Edition description: Unabridged

Meet the Author

Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was the much-loved author of the Hitchhiker's Guides, all of which have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.

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