Archive for March, 2008

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Audio book

I just finished listening to Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency audio book from

The audio book is is actually a dramatization by BBC Audio Books starring Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers), Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings) and Harry Enfield (Several British TV Shows and Commercials).

It is a fairly short read (3 hours and 49 minutes) but it is quite memorable. There are several quotes that I really liked from this book, "These lunch breaks are becoming daily".

If you have read any of Douglas Adams’ (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series) books you should really enjoy this book.

The story revolves around the murder of a wealthy businessman and the unusual way the the Holistic Detective, Dirk Gently (Enfield) who usually finds missing cats for old ladies, ,solves the case and clears his University friend Richard MacDuff (Boyd) using his special talents. I don’t want to give away any more of  the ending!

I chuckled out loud several times during the listening of this book. While short it is very well done with good sound effects and ambience.

I highly recommending listening to this book or reading the print version.