The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

This is (so far as I can tell) the only science fiction book to have made it onto The List.

I read and re-read the Hitchhiker series in high school (me and every other weird nerd - except, I got to read them in Italian as well as English). So for this go-round I checked out the BBC radio series everyone raves about.

The voice acting and adaptation is wonderful, but the production is sadly overproduced. Every alien or machine voice had to be gratingly modified to the point where it gaveme a headache or was simply difficult to understand. The sound effects were gratingly loud.

In sum, I don't think this is the best of all possible adapations and I will go to see the forthcoming movie with a clear mind and heart.

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