• So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)

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So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

By: Douglas Adams
Narrated by: Martin Freeman
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Publisher's Summary

There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It’s not an easy thing to do and Arthur Dent thinks he’s the only human who’s been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the girl of his dreams. Fenchurch knows how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately she’s forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God’s Final Message to His Creation they go in search of it. And in a dramatic break with tradition - actually find it....

©1984 Serious Productions Ltd (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

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For the not so serious

A keen piece allowing one to lose themselves with the creativity and imagination by another. A good time filler.

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Brilliant

Of course, the story is wonderful, there was no doubt about that, I am here to praise an absolute masterpiece of a performance. Every singe second of it was enjoyable and amazing. Thank you very much for putting it together.

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Great Book

It was great as every book in the trilogy but it seemed to have a bit less of the sci-fi factor. Overall great book :)

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Great book, weird ending

So it continues the story just fine.
The humour is still there and the weird writing is still there.
There is even a chapter that gets very philosophical about how a character views sanity which is brilliant.
The last few chapters are its weakest and can be a little confusing. Maybe the follow up book will solve it

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  • Jon Brady
  • 07-26-15

Hitchhikers but not as we know it

The Hitchhikers series takes a turn as Arthur Dent returns to what seems to be Earth, despite the planet's destruction eight years prior. Across five hours he does a number of peculiar things - peculiar in that it's unlike any book in the series prior. There's very little space travel, there's romance and key series characters barely appear. That said it's lighthearted whimsy very much enhanced by Douglas Adams' knowing style and, in the case of the audiobook, Martin Freeman's equally light and enjoyable reading.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-11-19

I liked it very much




it was good. I have 11 words remaining. now I have 6. 2 to go. done

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  • Charles King-Tenison
  • 12-29-18

Closure to the Saga

Some parts of this book are probably the funniest and most fantastic parts of the saga so far. There’s one section, which is so refreshing in a different style of originality that it is truly fantastic. But there’s definitely some parts that are a bit dry and can mostly be enjoyed as closure for the saga. Don’t read this unless you’ve read the entire series till now!

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  • ceirion
  • 06-14-16

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I really enjoyed the story and this story and the narrator. I wish Marvin was in the story more often.

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  • Oliver
  • 04-13-13

So long and thanks for this book

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish the fourth book in a series of 3 is delightfully funny and will take you on a journey across the galaxy with poor old Arthur Dent beside you. Douglas Adams returns to the scene with another fantastic edition to Hitch Hikers bringing a barrage of laughter and razor sharp wit

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  • Hawk the Layer
  • 10-05-22

Book four of the Hitchhiker's Trilogy

All though the most offbeat of all the Hitchhiker's novels, this is still as witty and intelligent as Adams' writing at its best.

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  • Moksha BVBA
  • 05-15-22

no way near as good as the previous books.

I enjoyed the previous 2 books. This one is not of the same quality at all. Not funny and poor story.

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  • CB
  • 05-06-22

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  • Cimmeria
  • 02-28-22

Great story but

The story is great but Martin Freeman sounds like he has a blocked nose for half of it.

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  • Gunnar Dröge
  • 02-17-22

most tedious of the series.

Tangents become very arbitrary and lengthy.
Lots of repitition from former books.
Main characters change (arthur dent suddenly becomes wise savvy and cocky)
Cynism almost self-fulfilling.

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  • Lincoln
  • 01-09-18

Great series

Another great addition to the series, keep the good books coming Doug.

Perfect bed time story, good night.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-13-22

Biscuits

Biscuit story was very funny! Enjoyed the whole book, looking forward to the next one.

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  • Tony John Henderson
  • 02-13-22

Magnificence completed

This trilogy in five parts has enhanced my life. I had enormous fun listening to it and I am grateful for the folk who made it happen. Thank you.

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  • Dan
  • 07-04-21

This one is incredible

I did not like the previous book in the series, but this one is absolutely incredible again. The storyline is this perfect nonesense, that also makes perfect sense. Entertaining piece. Great narrator.

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  • HMJB
  • 08-08-20

Awesome

best book ever awesomely funny duglas Adams is a genius This book will become classic



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  • Adam Bush
  • 05-25-20

Great!

Arthur Dent is finally taking some initiative and not being a passive character which is noce to see. Douglas Adams 4th book in the trilogy is fantastic and begins tying together subplots with humour and irony very well.

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  • KC
  • 07-21-19

So fliping sexy

Go to around chapter 18 or 28 for a very good chapter which is so good and sexy

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  • Mat Armstrong
  • 01-16-19

great but too short

Should be cheaper for the length. great story though and worth a listen. Marvin is great

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  • Adam Sutherton
  • 01-12-19

A bit of fun

Critics may say this is his finest book but I think his earlier books were better. I recommend reading as I always like to finish a series.

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  • Pam
  • 09-24-17

the return

In my opinion, this is the strangest story on the series so far. Not at all what I expected for Arthurs return to Earth... and I wish we got an explanation in terms of Earth.

still excellent to listen to it read by Martin Freeman.