Director Dirk Maggs reunited the original cast of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio show for this adaptation of Douglas Adams's LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING, the third book in the Hitchhiker's series. Using clever audio sampling, both the original (and now deceased) radio voice of the Guide, Peter Jones, and the late Douglas Adams himself (as the vengeful, multiply-reincarnated Agrajag) also take part in the six-episode production, which was broadcast on BBC Radio, and now collected here.
In this wacky science fiction adventure, dressing gown-clad Englishman Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect, an alien from somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse, finally escape prehistoric Earth. Naturally, they are almost immediately faced with a new problem, an army of homicidal, cricket-playing robots seeking to free their masters, an imprisoned race of xenophobes determined to get rid of all other sentient life in the galaxy.
First of all, it's only 3 discs. Second, it's more like a radio program, with stops and starts than a book. Third, it's a lousy book. I am a big fan of the other three books so I was totally disappointed with this.