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    • The Eyre Affair

    • A Thursday Next Novel
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,852
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,440
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,443

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • six stars

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-13-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Lost in a Good Book

    • A Thursday Next Novel
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It takes a little while to get lost...

    • By TwoBadCats on 04-30-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Shades of Grey

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 873
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 609
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 619

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read this book

    • By Thom Dodd on 03-26-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Something Rotten

    • A Thursday Next Novel
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Re: the different narrator

    • By Karen on 10-06-04

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Well of Lost Plots

    • A Thursday Next Novel, Book 3
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All in all a fun book

    • By MissSusie66 on 06-05-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • First Among Sequels

    • A Thursday Next Novel
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 962
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most fun series ever!

    • By Barry on 08-09-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Fourth Bear

    • A Nursery Crime
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 766
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Gary on 08-31-06

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Big Over Easy

    • A Nursery Crime
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 905
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Total Whimsy

    • By Bruce Sabin on 08-10-05

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Last Dragonslayer

    • The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 1
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 425

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I plan to keep listening to this series

    • By Alice on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • One of Our Thursdays is Missing

    • A Novel
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 738
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 548

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not really a Thursday Next book

    • By Kevin on 03-10-11

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Woman Who Died a Lot

    • A Thursday Next Novel, Book 7
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great continuation of the Thursday Next series

    • By Lenny on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Song of the Quarkbeast

    • The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great storyteller!

    • By Leanna on 05-17-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Eye of Zoltar

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Fforde

    • By D. Hile on 01-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • First Among Sequels

    • Thursday Next, Book 5
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good addition to the cannon

    • By Michelle-meer on 11-17-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Last Dragonslayer

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Light hearted fun in the vein of Pratchett

    • By Captain Skurvy on 01-03-12

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Eye of Zoltar

    • The Last Dragonslayer, Book 3
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The Mighty Shandar, the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, returns to the Ununited Kingdoms. Clearly, he didn't solve the Dragon Problem, and must hand over his fee: Eighteen dray-weights of gold. But the Mighty Shandar doesn't do refunds, and vows to eliminate the dragons once and for all - unless sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekicks from the Kazam house of enchantment can bring him the legendary jewel, The Eye of Zoltar.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Song of the Quarkbeast

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A long time ago Magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keeps 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. Only one person stands between Snodd and his plans for unimaginable power and riches.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • One of Our Thursdays Is Missing

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Kruger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister? All is not yet lost. Living at the quiet end of speculative fiction is the written Thursday Next, eager to prove herself worthy of her illustrious namesake.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Early Riser

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Thomas Hunt
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness and devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing, and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense - nothing more than a quirky artefact born of the sleeping mind. When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Eyre Affair

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Kruger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    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'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • P.G. Wodehouse-style sci-fi

    • By Sverre on 06-05-18

    Regular price: $15.98

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