The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook by Douglas Adams is the first of the five books in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series. The novel was first published in 1979. The whole book is a series of funny and bizarre events one after the other.
The book starts with a councilman coming to demolish the house of Arthur Dent for constructing a highway. Arthur’s best friend Ford Prefect and tells him he is an alien and the world is about to end as the apocalypse is arriving. The two head to the pub where some people question his knowledge of the apocalypse.
Later an alien race is known as Vogans arrive to demolish the earth for building an intergalactic highway. Arthur and Prefect get into the spaceship just before the earth is demolished. They are made to listen to the Vogan poetry and asked their opinion of the same to prevent them from being thrown out of the airlock. Prefect finds the poetry woeful while Arthur says its better than the human poetry.
Both of them are put in the airlock and sent through space and are rescued by Zaphod Beeblebrox's ship. Zaphod is a cousin of Ford and the president of the galaxy. He has his depressed robot Marvin and a woman name Trillian for company. The five of them set into their journey through space to discover the meaning of life and other such related discoveries.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Audiobook by Douglas Adams received positive reviews and was number one on the Sunday Times Bestseller list in 1979. The author has depicted the Vogans as the main villains in a humorous manner. They are bureaucratic and woeful poets but not dark as typical villains are. The narrative is filled with funny and witty instances and the story is playful which keeps the readers interested in the plot. The British humor comes out beautifully and the readers will have a fun time reading the novel.
The author has presented a satire on religion and philosophy. He also explores and presents the different insights into the human condition. For the readers who haven’t read this extremely funny novel yet, they should do so immediately.