Dirk Gently

Version: Unabridged
Author: Douglas Adams
Narrator: Douglas Adams
Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
Published In: September 2005
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Detective Gently's bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.

Reviews (4)

Dirk Gently

Written by Anonymous from Fishers, IN on June 17th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 0/5

An eerie fire and mysterious figure. A woman stood up for a date. A monk who thinks for you and sees everything in pink. A former student and eccentric teacher attending a dinner. All these story lines introduced by track 4. Confusing and hard to follow. Did not enjoy this one at all. First one returned without listening to the entire book.


Written by Todd Palmer on May 12th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Witty and humorous, this book kept me interested and entertained throughout.

Dirk Gently

Written by Laurajean on February 3rd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I am a huge fan of Douglas Adams. This book, while interesting and funny, isn’t one of my favorite Douglas Adams books. Definitely worth listening , especially because it is narrated by the Author and he’s voice and inflections adds a great deal to the books oddities.

Another Adams' Masterpiece

Written by Dennis Clark from Grapevine, TX on June 28th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was hysterical. One morning after driving to work, I had to sit in my car for five minutes to stop laughing. If you're a Hitchhiker fan -- RENT THIS! If you like British humor, then this is a book for you.

Author Details

Author Details

Adams, Douglas

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge in March 1952, educated at Brentwood School, Essex and St John's College, Cambridge where, in 1974 he gained a BA (and later an MA) in English literature.

He was creator of all the various manifestations of The Hitchhiker�s Guide to the Galaxywhich started life as a BBC Radio 4 series. Since its first airing in March 1978 it has been transformed into a series of best-selling novels, a TV series, a record album, a computer game and several stage adaptations.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's phenomenal success sent the book straight to Number One in the UK Bestseller List and in 1984 Douglas Adams became the youngest author to be awarded a Golden Pan. He won a further two (a rare feat), and was nominated - though not selected - for the first Best of Young British Novelists awards.

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); and Mostly Harmless (1992). The first two books in the Hitchhiker series were adapted into a 6 part television series, which was an immediate success when first aired in 1982. Other publications include Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul (1988). In 1984 Douglas teamed up with John Lloyd and wrote The Meaning of Liff and after a huge success The Deeper Meaning of Liff followed this in 1990). One of Douglas�s all-time personal favourites was written in 1990 when he teamed up with zoologist Mark Carwardine and wrote Last Chance to See � an account of a world-wide search for rare and endangered species of animals.

He sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a best seller in German, Swedish and many other languages.

Douglas was a founding director of h2g2, formerly The Digital Village, a digital media and Internet company with which he created the 1998 CD-ROM Starship Titanic, a Codie Award-winning (1999) and BAFTA-nominated (1998) adventure game.

Douglas died unexpectedly in May 2001 of a sudden heart attack. He was 49. He had been living in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and daughter, and at the time of his death he was working on the screenplay for a feature film version of Hitchhiker.