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And Another Thing ...: Douglas Adams'…

And Another Thing ...: Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the… (edition 2009)

by Eoin Colfer, Simon Jones (Reader)

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In this sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, Arthur Dent has finally made it home to Earth, only to discover that it is about to be blown up ... again. What could a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese have to do with all of this?… (more)
Title:And Another Thing ...: Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
Authors:Eoin Colfer
Other authors:Simon Jones (Reader)
Info:Penguin Audiobooks (2009), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
Collections:Fiction & Literature, Audiobooks

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And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer

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Started to listen to this on audio book--but it is a mite too precious. Either the originals are worse than I recall or this author is not good at continuing Adams' work. ( )
  ritaer | Feb 10, 2019 |
It is amazing how much Eoin can sound like Douglas! ( )
  ksmedberg | Aug 15, 2018 |
I am happy to say I finally read through all of the "Hitchhiker's Guide" books, many, many years after I bought them. The first four…no big deal, they were in one collected volume. The fifth I found at a remainder sale, and I finally got around to reading THAT too. And a darker ending to a light-hearted series I could hardly imagine…

The reason I read them all over again—besides the fact that they're entertaining and funny—is that I encountered this, the SIXTH book in the "trilogy". In a dollar store, of all places. Guess maybe the publisher counted on better sales…still, their loss, my gain.

The author, Eoin Colfer, is the creator of the hugely successful Artemis Fowl series, and Douglas Adams' widow Jane approved the choice. I can't say I can disagree. While at least one of my friends rolled his eyes at seeing me with a copy, I liked it. A lot. Like the original books, there's a lot of digression and explanation of events and phraseology, and the humor is typically dry as the Sahara, but if you like this sort of thing, you'll dig it. I was raised on Python, so I get it.

I will grant you, it's uneven and at times choppy, but ultimately it's quite satisfying, and a worthy conclusion to one of the most beloved sci-fi series of all time. Chances are if you enjoyed the first five books and were wondering what happened to Arthur, Trillian, Ford, Zaphod and the lot, you'll have a good time and a good laugh or two (or more) along the way. Heck, just the notion of someone auditioning Gods is worthy of note. I think Douglas would've approved.

Recommended. ( )
  Jamski | Jul 18, 2018 |
I had very mixed feelings about this book before I read it. On the one hand, I felt downright insulted that someone would try to squeeze more cash out of the Adam's legacy like this. On the other hand, I have a whole lot of faith in Eoin Colfer's writing. Because of that faith, and understanding that even Douglas Adams felt that book 5 was a terribly place to leave the series, I was willing to give this book a read.

I have coworkers who weren't born when I first read the earlier books in this series. I make HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy references often, and re-read the books periodically. I knew it would be impossible to read this latest installment with anything close to objectivity; I didn't even try. I reminded myself that I read for the pleasure of it, and dove in.

I very much enjoyed this book! It was so fun to visit this universe and spend time with these characters. The characterization was excellent. I could tell who spoke without having to check dialogue tags, the voices were so very clear and true to the cannon. This volume placed itself firmly in the same universe as the previous ones without smacking you over the head with continuity porn.

That being said, I hesitate to encourage fans of Douglas Adams to read this one. As I mentioned, I am far from objective about this book. I cannot tease out how much I enjoyed this book for itself, and how much I enjoyed this book because it let me have a new story in a universe I love. I have a vague feeling that the plot was more shallow than other installments of the series, but that could be me over-compensating for how much I love the universe. This book is certainly better than "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe" but that's a pretty low bar.

I would love to discuss this book with someone who's read this, but none of the previous books in the series. I can often get a feel for how a book in a series would read as a stand-alone - I can't in this case. If this is your first foray into HHGG, give me a holler. I'd love to talk :)
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  hopeevey | May 20, 2018 |
I was skeptical of this, because let's face it, sequels by a new author don't usually work out. But I wanted to give it a shot in case it was one of those rare exceptions. Unfortunately, it wasn't. Colfer's funny, but the whole time I was reading, something seemed off. I felt like I was reading a copy of Douglas Adams’ work that had been through many rounds of a telephone game. A nice effort, but the result isn't anything to write home about. ( )
  Lindoula | Sep 25, 2017 |
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Adams, Douglasmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Iacobaci, GiuseppeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kwisinski, GunnarÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The storm had now definitely abated, and what thunder there was now grumbled over more distant hills, like a man saying "And another thing . . . " twenty minutes after admitting he's lost the argument. --Douglas Adams
We have travelled through space and time, my friends, to rock this house again. --Tenacious D.
For Jackie, Finn, and Seán, who miss me when I am away, but not as much as I miss them. If you want to remind yourselves what I look like, there should be a picture of me at the back of this book.
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If you own a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, then one of the last things you would be likely to type into its v-board would be the very same title of that particular Sub-Etha Volume. (Prologue)
So far as we know . . . The Imperial Galactic Government decided, over a bucket of jeweled crabs one day, that a hyperspace expressway was needed in the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy. (First Chapter)
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