The BookWorld's leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you'd expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple. Thursday is faced with an array of family problems - son Friday's lack of focus since his career in the Chronoguard was relegated to a might-have-been, daughter Tuesday's difficulty perfecting the Anti-Smote shield needed to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth, and Jenny, who doesn't exist. And that's not all.
With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, the prediction that Friday's Destiny-Aware colleagues will die in mysterious circumstances and a looming meteorite that could destroy all human life on earth, Thursday's retirement is going to be anything but easy.
©2012 Jasper Fforde (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton
I have visual problems now, so Audible has given me the gift of books again. The narrator is good and a most enjoyable read.
The Jasper Fforde books are 'one out of the box'! They have a great deal of literary knowledge in them, are a lot of fun with some wonderful plays on words.
Gabrielle Kruger has a great, laid back approach to reading Thursday Next that enhances the character and story.
A most enjoyable listen/read. Thank You!
"Really well Read"
These books are excellent. Very imaginatively written, surreal with underlying narrative for today's real world socitey.
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