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  • The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel | Jasper Fforde

    The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1295)
    Performance
    (922)
    Story
    (928)

    In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection.

    Amazon Customer says: "six stars"
  • Shades of Grey | Jasper Fforde

    Shades of Grey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (722)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (478)

    As long as anyone can remember, society has been ruled by a Colortocracy. From the underground feedpipes that keep the municipal park green to the healing hues viewed to cure illness to a social hierarchy based upon one's limited color perception, society is dominated by color. In this world, you are what you can see.

    Thom Dodd says: "Read this book"
  • First Among Sequels: A Thursday Next Novel | Jasper Fforde

    First Among Sequels: A Thursday Next Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (419)

    It's been 14 years since Thursday pegged out at the 1988 SuperHoop, and Friday is now a difficult 16-year-old. However, Thursday's got bigger problems. Sherlock Holmes is killed, and his series is stopped in its tracks. And before this can be corrected, Miss Marple dies suddenly in a car accident, bringing her series to a close as well. When Thursday receives a death threat clearly intended for her written self, she realizes what's going on: there is a serial killer on the loose in the Bookworld.

    Tzungmay says: "As amazing as the previous ones!"
  • Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel | Jasper Fforde

    Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (581)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (491)

    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.

    Shirataki Diva says: "What happened to Landen?"
  • Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel | Jasper Fforde

    Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (887)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (428)

    After spending her time chasing a stray Minotaur into pulp Westerns, filling in for Joan of Arc, and raising her infant son, Friday, Thursday needs a break in the real world. But her return to Swindon is far from relaxing. Rogue fictioneer Yorrick Kaine and the evil multinational Goliath Corporation are trying to rule the world, and a deadly assassin called the Windowmaker is tracking Thursday's every move.

    Karen says: "Re: the different narrator"
  • The Woman Who Died a Lot: A Thursday Next Novel, Book 7 | Jasper Fforde

    The Woman Who Died a Lot: A Thursday Next Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (461)
    Story
    (464)

    Jasper Fforde's delightfully zany Thursday Next series shows no signs of slowing down with its seventh entry, The Woman Who Died a Lot. Despite being semihappily semi-retired from SpecOps, Thursday accepts the head librarian position at the Swindon library. But soon threats from a supreme Deity, a mnemonomorph, and the nefarious Goliath corporation press Thursday back into active duty.

    Lenny says: "Great continuation of the Thursday Next series"
  • The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime | Jasper Fforde

    The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (760)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (363)

    It's Easter in Reading, a bad time for eggs, and no one can remember the last sunny day. Ovoid D-class nursery celebrity Humpty Stuyvesant Van Dumpty III, minor baronet, ex-convict, and former millionaire philanthropist, is found shattered to death beneath a wall in a shabby area of town. All the evidence points to his ex-wife, who has conveniently shot herself.

    Bruce Sabin says: "Total Whimsy"
  • The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel, Book 3 | Jasper Fforde

    The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (286)

    After two rollicking adventures through Western literature, resourceful literary detective Thursday Next definitely needs some downtime. And what better place for a respite than in the hidden depths of the Well of Lost Plots, where all unpublished books reside? But peace and quiet remain elusive for Thursday, who soon discovers that the Well is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, where grammasites run rampant, plot devices are hawked on the black market, and lousy books—like the one she has taken up residence in—are scrapped for salvage.

    MissSusie66 says: "All in all a fun book"
  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing: A Novel | Jasper Fforde

    One of Our Thursdays is Missing: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (625)
    Performance
    (446)
    Story
    (443)

    Deftly blending such genres as mystery, science fiction, and classic literature, Jasper Fforde’s gleefully irreverent New York Times best-selling Thursday Next novels defy categorization. In this sixth installment, the threat of all-out Genre war looms over BookWorld. But with the real Thursday Next retired in the real world, the Council of Genres has no other choice than to tap the fictional Thursday to save the day. Her mission as emissary is to prevent the brewing war—but her task is made more difficult by a hidden foe manipulating events.

    Kevin says: "Not really a Thursday Next book"
  • The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2 | Jasper Fforde

    The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (177)

    A long time ago magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keep bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls magic controls almost anything. One person stands between Snodd and his plans for power and riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice.

    Leanna says: "Great storyteller!"
  • The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime | Jasper Fforde

    The Fourth Bear: A Nursery Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (683)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (324)

    The Gingerbreadman, psychopath, sadist, genius, and killer, is on the loose. But it isn't Jack Spratt's case. He and Mary Mary have been demoted to Missing Persons following Jack's poor judgment involving the poisoning of Mr. Bun the baker. Missing Persons looks like a boring assignment until a chance encounter leads them into the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta "Goldy" Hatchett, star reporter for The Daily Mole.

    Gary says: "10001001110000111"
  • The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1 | Jasper Fforde

    The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (318)

    In the good old days, magic was indispensable - it could both save a kingdom and clear a clogged drain. But now magic is fading: drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and magic carpets are used for pizza delivery. Fifteen-year-old foundling Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for magicians - but it’s hard to stay in business when magic is drying up. And then the visions start, predicting the death of the world’s last dragon at the hands of an unnamed Dragonslayer.

    Alice says: "I plan to keep listening to this series"
  • The Eye of Zoltar | Jasper Fforde

    The Eye of Zoltar

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (160)

    Although she's an orphan in indentured servitude, 16-year-old Jennifer Strange is pretty good at her job of managing the unpredictable crew at Kazam Mystical Arts Management. She already solved the Dragon Problem, avoided mass destruction by Quarkbeast, and helped save magic in the Ununited Kingdoms. Yet even Jennifer may be defeated when the long-absent Mighty Shandar makes an astonishing appearance and commands her to find the Eye of Zoltar.

    D. Hile says: "Good Fforde"
  • The Well of Lost Plots | Jasper Fforde

    The Well of Lost Plots

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Kruger
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Leaving Swindon behind her to hide out in the Well of Lost Plots (the place where all fiction is created), Thursday Next, Literary Detective and soon-to-be one parent family, ponders her next move from within an unpublished book of dubious merit entitled 'Caversham Heights'. Landen, her husband, is still eradicated, Aornis Hades is meddling with Thursday's memory, and Miss Havisham - when not sewing up plot-holes in 'Mill on the Floss' - is trying to break the land-speed record on the A409.

    Jeanna says: "Why aren't all these books available on audible?"
  • The Eyre Affair | Jasper Fforde

    The Eyre Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Kruger
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of 'Jane Eyre'.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great fun!"
  • The Last Dragonslayer | Jasper Fforde

    The Last Dragonslayer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g.Then the magic started fading away.Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery.So it's a surprise when the visions start.

    Captain Skurvy says: "Good Light hearted fun in the vein of Pratchett"
  • Lost in a Good Book | Jasper Fforde

    Lost in a Good Book

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Kruger
    Overall
    (35)
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    (35)
    Story
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    Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed, is back to embark on an adventure that begins, quite literally on her own doorstep. It seems that Landen, her husband of four weeks, actually drowned in an accident when he was two years old. Someone, somewhere, sometime, is responsible. The sinister Goliath Corporation wants its operative Jack Schitt out of the poem in which Thursday trapped him, and it will do almost anything to achieve this - but bribing the ChronoGuard? Is that possible?

  • Something Rotten: Thursday Next, Book 4 | Jasper Fforde

    Something Rotten: Thursday Next, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    Thursday Next, Head of JurisFiction and ex-SpecOps agent, returns to her native Swindon accompanied by a child of two, a pair of dodos and Hamlet, who is on a fact-finding mission in the real world. Thursday has been despatched to capture escaped Fictioneer Yorrick Kaine but even so, now seems as good a time as any to retrieve her husband Landen from his state of eradication at the hands of the Chronoguard. It’s not going to be easy.

  • The Woman Who Died a lot | Jasper Fforde

    The Woman Who Died a lot

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Kruger
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (17)

    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.

    Sandra says: "Another brilliant Thursday Next book"
  • First Among Sequels: Thursday Next, Book 5 | Jasper Fforde

    First Among Sequels: Thursday Next, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Fourteen years after her last adventure, Thursday Next, literary detective, finds herself in an unusual situation her job policing the fictional characters of the BookWorld has been downgraded since her previous escapades are now themselves in print. However, a pressing threat may call her back into action: first Sherlock Holmes and then Miss Marple are found dead, stopping their series in their tracks.

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