So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
Author: Douglas Adams
Reader: Martin Freeman
Short Review: Another decent reading of a book I love, which suffers by comparison to the Stephen Frye reading of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Long Review: Er, fourth verse, same as the second? Thankfully, no.
I love this series, as I said in my review of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I think Martin Feeman is a pretty good reader, apart from that whole Zaphod thing. Thankfully, that’s not really an issue with this book. Another plus: we get the addition of Fenchurch. I’m sure some readers wish Adams had just left the musky stuff out of the series, but my sappy little heart sings when something nice finally happens to Arthur Dent.
Unfortunately, this is probably the weakest book in the original four-part trilogy (blame Adams for that misuse of trilogy, not me). This story isn’t as tight as the previous books in the series. Even so, I like reading and listening to it.