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The Woman Who Died a lot | [Jasper Fforde]

The Woman Who Died a lot

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    "Another brilliant Thursday Next book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Woman Who Died a lot to be better than the print version?

    I have visual problems now, so Audible has given me the gift of books again. The narrator is good and a most enjoyable read.


    What other book might you compare The Woman Who Died a lot to and why?

    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.


    What about Gabrielle Kruger’s performance did you like?

    Gabrielle Kruger has a great, laid back approach to reading Thursday Next that enhances the character and story.


    Any additional comments?

    A most enjoyable listen/read. Thank You!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Virgoletta
    London, UK
    9/4/15
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    "Fforde still going strong."

    I love Jasper Ffirde's stories and hid boundless imagination. Thursday Next continues to entertain and thrill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dave Pollard
    7/20/15
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    "Friction in fiction and beyond in Bookworld"
    What made the experience of listening to The Woman Who Died a lot the most enjoyable?

    Its concepts are new, funny and totally original. And I can think of no book that has such clever wordplay.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This and the others in the series are totally original and so require something similarly innovative. Despite the zillions of books currently out there, many of which are huge successes, there isn't that much choice - most are at best derivative and many are just pale copies. The nearest I can think of are the 6-book Hitchiker trilogy and the Dirk Gently books by the very great (and sadly, late), Douglas Adams.


    What about Gabrielle Kruger’s performance did you like?

    For me, Gabrielle Kruger really IS Thursday Next. She has a delicious speaking voice and absolutely nails the dry, usually sarcastic humour of Thursday.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Now you can really get into a book! (film strapline)


    Any additional comments?

    Jasper Fforde has - apparently - stopped writing Thursday Next books.
    For some reason, this is not currently a criminal offence.
    Strange world...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ADAM
    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "Really well Read"

    These books are excellent. Very imaginatively written, surreal with underlying narrative for today's real world socitey.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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