- Audio CD
- Publisher: BBC Physical Audio (8 Nov. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405677430
- ISBN-13: 978-1405677431
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 61 x 12.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 224,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC Audio) Audio CD – Audiobook, 8 Nov 2007
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Douglas Adams' 'thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic' and beloved cult classic --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Douglas Adams (1952-2001) is best known as the creator of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life as a BBC Radio series. The book went on to be a No. 1 bestseller. He followed this success with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980); Life, The Universe and Everything (1982); So Long and Thanks for all the Fish (1984); Mostly Harmless (1992) and many more. He sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia.
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Top Customer Reviews
Some of these errors diminished understanding of the text altogether. For example, at a pivotal point during the novel, "a book fell out of the pocket" reads "a hook fell out of the pocket," in this edition. The non sequitur caused a cognitive paradox which tore the fabric of the universe around it, and kept me awake for an hour researching wherefore a hook should fall out of any bloody pocket in this novel in the first place.
Few books can survive multiple readings, but 'Dirk Gently's...' is one of them. The more you read it, the more there is and the more you realise what a genius Adams was.
It's not worth outlining the story or picking illustrations of the writing, suffice to say that this book is quite simply Adams at his brilliant best.
Buy it and read it until it falls apart. Then buy it again. You will NOT be disappointed.
Most people see the Dirk Gently novels as secondary to the Hitchhikers series, but in my opinion they approach, and in some places exceed, Hitchhikers. There is something endearing about Dirk Gently, perhaps it's his oddness that most of us can relate to in some way.
If you like slightly insane humour, or any of Adam's other works (which include several Dr. Who scripts as well as the hugely popular Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), you should definitely read this book!
However, while it may all seem fresh and new to some readers, for those familiar with Douglas Adams work on Doctor Who this novel will ultimately turn out to be a rather unsatisfying re-hash of old material.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Douglas Adams classic, with so many twists and turns it will make your head spin.Published 3 months ago by Robert Anthony Faulkner
A masterclass in comedy writing. Loved this book when I first read it 20years ago and still love it now on yet another reread.Published 3 months ago by D. Brooks
Forget about the narrative, like all of Douglas Adams' books you can't help but love how they are written. Read it.Published 3 months ago by Pen Name
Great books, arrived in a timely manner (especially as it was coming from the USA to the UK) and everything was as described. Thank you :)Published 4 months ago by dialectofnotes
Absolutely senseless, nothing makes sense. If you are expecting more Hitchhiker's greatness, don't pick this up, they have nothing in common.Published 8 months ago by Nita