Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2006
CD ISBN 0739332090 $29.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN $21.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2006
CS ISBN 1415930511 $54.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 141593052X $72.00 Five CDs
Martin Freeman has the likable manner, precise diction, and restrained silliness that the comedic Hitchhiker books require, as well as, of course, a British accent. In this third book, reluctant space traveler Arthur Dent and associates must stop the inhabitants of the planet Krikkit from destroying the universe because they're upset at not being alone in it. Freeman provides accents--his American accents are accurate, if exaggerated--and funny voices, and his voice is also electronically altered for special effects. At times it's over-the-top goofy, and some of the voice distortions verge on lacking clarity, but generally he's as clear as the sometimes complex whimsy demands. Any fan of the books should enjoy this presentation. W.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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