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September 4, 2003

Hitchhike

The entire Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio show from 1978 is available for download. Twelve episodes, half an hour long each, a series of 12MB MP3 files. I just finished reading the books again a couple of months ago. Douglas Adams had said that not only did the books put the radio episodes out of order, they also flatly contradicted parts of the radio broadcast (and each other). So it’ll be interesting to hear how it was orginally written. I’ve always felt that Douglas Adams was more of a scriptwriter than a novelist anyway. His dialogue should be heard, not read, to have the full effect.