Laugh Along With Martin Freeman’s Reading of “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”

Laugh Along With Martin Freeman’s Reading of “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”

Martin Freeman is a comic genius who has made a pretty smooth transition into dramatic acting both on the BBC television show Sherlock and on a tiny Hollywood production known as The Hobbit.

Although I loved him as Bilbo and can’t imagine a better modern day John Watson (sorry, Lucy Liu), I love him best for getting me back into The Hitchhiker’s Guide. For some reason, I’ve never been compelled to read the sequels to Douglas Adams’ humorous sci-fi original. Thankfully, Audible has once again got me covered, offering up the perfect combination of Monty Python-worthy gallivanting across space and hilarious narration by the often clueless and entirely baffled Arthur, played by Martin Freeman.

Listening in the car, I’ve practically had to pull over on the freeway in paroxysms of laughter at Arthur/Martin’s heated arguments with the computer on the making of tea and its origins, an argument so passionately vehement that it caused the ship to implode. This version of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is effortlessly entertaining and seriously hilarious.

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