I read these as a teen and it was such good fun to revisit them. The narration featured character voicing that were just what you would imagine those strange characters to sound like.
This classic tale is hilarious and cleverly told with lots of equally funny, well-spaced sidebars to the main story to make the whole that much richer. That author has a dazzling, descriptive way with words (many made up by the author himself) that make the universe seem to teem with life and adventure. It very much reminds me of a Monty Python style of story telling. The only criticism I might have is that some of the ‘bits’ are repetitive and overstay their welcome. This is however one of the best books I have ever read and heard.
Martin Freeman is the absolute best choice for reading this book and was incredible at making the story come alive. His comedic vocal timing was spot-on and made each character’s personality really come through.