And Another Thing...

Version: Unabridged
Author: Eoin Colfer
Narrator: Simon Jones
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: October 2009
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 22 minutes
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Overview

An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea . . .

Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has not been entirely without incident.

Arthur has traveled the length, breadth, and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forward and backward through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released, and colorfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And of course Arthur Dent has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

Arthur has finally made it home to Earth, but that does not mean he has escaped his fate.

Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa have evaporated rapidly, along with all the world's oceans. For no sooner has he touched down on the planet Earth than he finds out that it is about to be blown up . . . again.

And Another Thing . . . is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese.

Reviews (2)

Plagerism Anyone?

Written by Anonymous on February 1st, 2011

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Taking over a series and referring to the earlier works is fine, but when the entire discussion is lifted from the previous works...come on. I think I could take any part of the this book and point to where it was lifted from the original.

Pity

Written by Andy on December 28th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The author did an excellent job of simulating Douglas Adams' voice, the book really seems as if it were written by him.. However, there's not an original thought in the book, it's just a re-hashing of old Hitchhiker's plot devices, and bringing back bit characters to make you feel comfortable, rather than introducing new characters. Was mildly amusing, but not a must-read, even for die-hard fans.

Author Details

Author Details

Colfer, Eoin

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!

After leaving school he got his degree from Dublin university and qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and he and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books (see below). Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.

He says, "I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon."

He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.