In this thoroughly satisfying and completely disorienting audiobook based on a story line by Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), Terry Jones has created an unforgettable tale of intergalactic travel and mishap. The saga of "the ship that cannot possibly go wrong" sparkles with wit, danger and confusion that will keep listeners guessing which reality they are in and how -- on Earth -- to find their way out again.
At the center of the galaxy, a vast, unknown civilization is preparing for an event of epic proportions, the launching of the greatest, most gorgeous, most technologically-advanced starship ever built -- the Starship Titanic. An Earthling would see it as a mixture of the Chrysler Building, the tomb of Tutankhamen and Venice. But less provincial onlookers would recognize it as the design of Leovinus, the galaxy's most renowned architect. He is an old man now, and the creation of the Starship Titanic is the pinnacle achievement of his twenty-year career.
A night before the launch, Leovinus is prowling around the ship having a last little look. With mounding alarm he begins to find things are not right. Unfinished workmanship, cybersystems that are not working correctly, robots that are colliding with doors. How could this have happened?
Something, somewhere is terribly wrong . . . . And our story has just begun!...Continua
Starship Titanic is a good book, but is not in the same league as the Hitchhiker novels it spun-off of. Terry Jones' charactor development is not as good as Douglas Adams, and Adams did a better job of kepping his books interesting- If you are consiering looking at this book because of Adams' name on the cover, thinking it's by him, you may be disappointed....Continua
Anyone who loves Douglas Adams probably already owns this book. As a DNA curio, it's worth the read, illuminating, as it does, the comically short duration of the greatest luxury space liner ever to exist.
'sides that, it's an average sci-fi venture with decent writing. An entertaining read, overall, but certainly not as good as anything DNA himself wrote....Continua