Life, the Universe and Everything

Life, the Universe and Everything

eBook - 2009
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In Life, the Universe and Everything , the third title in Douglas Adams' blockbusting sci-fi comedy series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Simon Brett, producer of the original radio broadcast. Following a number of stunning catastrophes, which have involved him being alternately blown up and insulted in ever stranger regions of the Galaxy, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown . . . Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the rest of the trilogy with five parts: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless .
Publisher: 2009
ISBN: 9780330513142
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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mikey69
May 13, 2020

Combine LOST WORLD with DOCTOR WHO and you have LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING.
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Sobbingfangirl
Jul 24, 2017

The universe is big enough and old enough to look after itself for a while

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

“What I need... is a strong drink and a peer group.”

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

“My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre and that I am therefore excused from saving universes.”

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

“We can't win against obsession. They care, we don't. They win.”

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

“He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.”

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

“It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.”

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mikey69
May 13, 2020

In this, the third installation of the Hitchhiker's series, Arthur Dent is back on Earth, some two million years in the past. Not a pleasant place to be, but in no time he's joined by his buddy Ford Prefect and they're off time-traveling the universe together, explaining everything and concluding nothing. Typical Adams.

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Dlbrownlow
Dec 28, 2018

Gosh, are these books any more random!?!?! I love it! The audiobook version is even better!

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arunothia
Jul 23, 2018

The first half is very slow and boring, but towards the end you'll be glad you read through :D

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

This book, the third in the Hitchhiker’s Guide series, has a storyline even more random than the first two.

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msemos
Jul 31, 2015

more Arthur dent and ford prefect adventures. humor, satire and philosophy by the master who died way too young.

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rod328
Jun 21, 2012

it's soooo good

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mikey69
May 13, 2020

Combine LOST WORLD with DOCTOR WHO and you have LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING. Douglas Adams resurrects our favorite time-travelers in this, the third installation of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. While it's short on conclusions, explanations abound.

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xzhang17
Aug 22, 2015

Continuing off the ending of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are still stranded in time on pre-historic Earth. Luckily, Ford notices disturbances in the “space-time” wash and they are able to travel forward in time to a cricket game by catching a ride on a Chesterfield sofa. At the game, white robots suddenly appear and steal the Ashes (the burnt remains of a cricket stump). Slartibartfast is also at the cricket game and whisks Arthur and Ford away on his ship. He explains that the robots are from Krikkit and they need to be stopped from finding more pieces of the Wicket Gate lest they open the Slo-Time Envelope and cause the destruction of the Universe. Can Arthur and Ford save the Universe as they know it? What other crazy things will happen?

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xzhang17
Aug 24, 2015

xzhang17 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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