Review of Dirk Gently: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

July 20, 2015 Uncategorized 0 ★★★★

Review of Dirk Gently: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the SoulThe Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2) by Douglas Adams
Published by Pocket Books on February 15th 1991
Length: 6:33
Genres: Fantasy
Pages: 307
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When a passenger check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the explosion is deemed an act of God. But which god, wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently? What god would be hanging around Heathrow trying to catch the 3:37 to Oslo? And what has this to do with Dirk's latest--and late-- client, found only this morning with his head revolving atop the hit record "Hot Potato"? Amid the hostile attentions of a stray eagle and the trauma of a very dirty refrigerator, super-sleuth Dirk Gently will once again solve the mysteries of the universe...

I got a great deal on the audiobook version of this novel and decided to give it a shot. I found it to be very entertaining. It has the classic Douglas Adams humor, quirky and wacky characters, implausible situations, and some very neurotic Norse gods. It was a ton of fun and I really enjoyed listening to it.

The main gripe I have though is that the audio quality was very, very poor. It was way over compressed and muddy. Mr. Adams was an absolutely superb narrator, it is just a shame they didn’t use a better way of recording him back then.

four-stars
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