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And Another Thing...

Abridged version of the sixth book in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy 'trilogy'. Read by Stephen Mangan, with Peter Serafinowicz as The Guide

And Another Thing; Book at Bedtime: And Another Thing...; Book At Bedtime: And Another Thing
2009  (BBC Radio 4)
10 (1 series)
Stephen Mangan, Peter Serafinowicz
Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer, Penny Leicester
British Broadcasting Corporation

The international multimedia phenomenon that is Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy needs little introduction. From its beginnings as a Radio 4 series to the novels, TV, film and stage adaptations and computer games that followed in its wake, the adventures of Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Trillian are loved by legions of fans.

Eight years after the tragically early death of its creator, Douglas Adams, his widow Jane Belson sanctioned a sixth novel in the Hitchhiker's series written by the international bestselling children's writer Eoin Colfer (author of the Artemis Fowl novels).

Colfer, a fan of the Hitchhiker's series wrote And Another Thing..., which continues the series where Adams left off.

Abridged by Penny Leicester, Colfer's eagerly anticipated sixth instalment in the series sees Hitchhiker's return to Radio 4 once again.

Our Review: This was abridged version of the book so it was not complete. Some fans were no doubt delighted that H2G2 was back and yearning to find out what happened to Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Random, and Trillian after all the versions of Earth were finally demolished for good by the Vogons.

However, at least as many people must be thinking that this sixth book shouldn't have been written. The viewpoint being that Douglas Adams' work should have been left untouched.

Following the broadcast, the general consensus seems to be that the new book is not as bad as many people had feared. Colfer appears to have treated the work with respect and there are some good moments in it.