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Lost in a Good Book Audiobook
Lost in a Good Book
Written by: 
Jasper Fforde
Narrated by: 
Emily Gray
Lost in a Good Book Audiobook

Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Intrepid literary detective Thursday Next is back in the second installment of Jasper Fforde's one-of-a-kind series. The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Jasper Fforde’s magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next.

When Landen, the love of her life, is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative of Jurisfiction—the police force inside books. She is apprenticed to the man-hating Miss Havisham from Dickens’s Great Expectations, who grudgingly shows Thursday the ropes. And she gains just enough skill to get herself in a real mess entering the pages of Poe’s "The Raven".

What she really wants is to get Landen back. But this latest mission is not without further complications.

Along with jumping into the works of Kafka and Austen, and even Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences, the authenticator of a newly discovered play by the Bard himself, and the only one who can prevent an unidentifiable pink sludge from engulfing all life on Earth.

Delve into Jasper Fforde's literary universe with the other books in his Thursday Next fantasy/detective series.

©2011 Jasper Fforde (P)2011 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Carol Meissner Putnam County, NY 05-22-12
    Carol Meissner Putnam County, NY 05-22-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I fell asleep sometimes..."

    Sigh...I loved "The Eyre Affair" and eagerly began reading this second book of the series. Unfortunately, it just didn't do it for me. The story, while having bright moments, just was too predictable. The format closely followed that of the first book and what I found to be bright and witty there, became redundant and somewhat tarnished in this story. I must admit to being persnickety about my expectations, so maybe I would be considered harsh in my evaluation, but still...I had planned on reading all the books in the series; instead I struggled to finish this one. I won't be reading the rest.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Shirataki Diva 06-03-12
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    "What happened to Landen?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Pretty good story and full of funny word play.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jasper Fforde? Why or why not?

    I will be buying the next in the series.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emily Gray?

    I much preferred Susan Duerdan's narration. Emily Gray's Landen sounded like Winnie the Pooh's Eyeore and she doesn't keep the characters consistent throughout the narration.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MissSusie66 04-29-11
    MissSusie66 04-29-11 Member Since 2010

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    "Great narration"

    Emily Gray is a wonderful narrator I enjoyed her very much! I do believe you have to be a bibliophile to enjoy these books because if you don’t know the characters from the books it may not make sense but I love all the literary references sometimes I’m not sure who someone is but it makes you want to do research and pick up another book and that is never a bad thing!I did enjoy this one and there are laugh out loud moments.
    But I am really curious why the next book in this series the Well of Lost Plots is not available when all the rest of the series is.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Penelope New York, NY, United States 04-30-11
    Penelope New York, NY, United States 04-30-11 Member Since 2010
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    "It takes a little while to get lost..."

    I had a bit of a hard time with the narrative transition. I listened to 'The Eyre Affair' and 'Lost in a Good Book' back to back, I enjoy running to audio books, and had a hard time switching from listening to narrators Susan Duerdan to Emily Gray. Gray tends to make the male characters sound slow and stupid, including Landen and she seems to have a hard time changing characters using the same voices for characters in conversation as well. However, once I was able to move past the quirks of getting used to a new narrator I thoroughly enjoyed the second installment in the 'Thursday Next' series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    dee 04-02-15
    dee 04-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "I did get lost and I'm not coming back"

    One of the best books I have ever read. I can't tell you a best moment because it was the whole book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steph United States 05-16-13
    Steph United States 05-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Stick with it the second half it better"

    The Eyre Affair was enjoyable and I was very excited for this book. It was a bit hard to get into and I think part of the reason was I was disappointed Susan Duerden didn't read it. Emily Gray did well with female voices and the dramatization but her male voices were really disappointing. Landon especially was bad, he sounded like he had a really bad cold and was monotone, slower spoken, and overall just bad. The narration did get better as the book goes on and you get used to it

    The second half is great fun and reminded me why I liked The Eyre Affair so much. Thursday is now famous and doesn't like it. She is being censored and being pulled into SpecOps politics. This is the first half and is a bit slow but the second half pulls in her father, the possibility of the end of the world, Goliath, and jumping in and out of books. It's fabulous.

    This is not something to read when you are looking for something serious or realistic. Read it to have fun and enjoy the literary references. It's not written badly and it leaves you feeling good and laughing. It makes me wish I could have a dodo as a pet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Krysta Medford, MA, United States 03-07-12
    Krysta Medford, MA, United States 03-07-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Absolutely lovely"

    I heart the Jasper Ffordeverse--it's engaging, full of TERRIBLE jokes, suspenseful, creative. And Emily Gray is Thursday.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Herford 07-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book!!"

    Such a fun book! I love this series. My only complaint is that the narrator made Landon sound bored or completely daft. Otherwise, completely enjoyed it!

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    Cassie 04-28-16
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    "Great Alternate Literaverse"

    What a fun book to listen to. Sometimes fantastical, often thought-provoking and always entertaining. I forgot about my long commute. Ready to read #3 in the series.

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    Steven PLAINVIEW, NY, USA 11-26-15
    Steven PLAINVIEW, NY, USA 11-26-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Such a fun adventure"

    This story kept me coming back for more. It was fun and interesting from the start. I am looking forward to reading more about this very intriguing universe she has created.

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