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Thursday Next Novels
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  • 1

    The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Susan Duerdan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (852)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (530)

    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.

    Rosemary says: "A Worthy Read"
    A Worthy Read

    Close friends had long recommended Jasper Fforde and I finally decided to take the plunge. The story is very good, not great, but very entertaining. T..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2010 by Rosemary (Detroit, MI, USA)
  • 2

    Lost in a Good Book

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Kruger
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    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?

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    Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (274)

    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?"
    What happened to Landen?

    Pretty good story and full of funny word play.

    Reviewed on June 03 2012 by Shirataki Diva (Virginia, USA)
  • 3

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (139)

    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"
    All in all a fun book

    Emily Gray’s narration as always is great she gives each and every character its own unique voice and quality. I am so glad the rest are available wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2012 by MissSusie66 ()
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    The Well of Lost Plots

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Kruger
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    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?"
    Why aren't all these books available on audible?

    Equal to all the others of the Thursday Next series. Jasper Fforde is the quintessential writer of books you want to hear out loud - a romp, English l..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 31 2013 by Jeanna (Nowra NSW, Australia)
  • 4

    Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (685)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (247)

    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"
    Re: the different narrator

    This book is provided by Recorded Books not Highbridge Audio. I suspect that's why the narrator is different. Too bad - Elizabeth Sastre had it down..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 06 2004 by Karen (Nederland, CO, United States)
  • 5

    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
    (702)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (268)

    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!"
    As amazing as the previous ones!

    The Thursday Next series and the rest of Fforde's quirky novels are, and always will be, high on my list of favorite books. Every one of them is insa..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 07 2007 by Tzungmay (New York, NY, USA)
  • 6

    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
    (470)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (302)

    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"
    Not really a Thursday Next book

    I went into this book expecting to listen about the Thursday Next that we all have grown to love. Unfortunately for me this book is about an entirely..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 10 2011 by Kevin (MASON, OH, United States)
  • 7

    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
    (327)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (292)

    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"
    Great continuation of the Thursday Next series

    I wish I could rate this at 4.5 stars. It falls a bit short of 5 stars, but deserves better than a 4 star rating.

    A must read for anyone foll..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2012 by Lenny (FREMONT, CA, United States)
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    The Woman Who Died a lot

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Kruger
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    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"
    Another brilliant Thursday Next book

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

    Reviewed on October 17 2012 by Sandra (Auckland, New Zealand)