Thursday Next Novels
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  • 1
    The Eyre Affair | Jasper Fforde

    The Eyre Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Kruger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (219)

    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'. In this world there are no jet-liners or computers, but there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic, a great interest in all things literary - and a woman called Thursday Next. In this utterly original and wonderfully funny first novel, Fforde has created a fiesty, loveable heroine and a plot of such richness and ingenuity that it will take your breath away.

    Audio problems mar an otherwise entertaining read

    I really like this book, having read it a number of years ago. It's a great entertaining and witty story. Gabrielle Kruger does a decent job of the vo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 June 2013 by Charles (Wantage, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (141)

    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?

    Better heard than read?

    Having delved into the realms of jurisfiction through reading one of Fforde's latest novels, I decided to return to its near roots via this audiobook ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 December 2012 by V. Pollock (Alnwick, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    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
    (133)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (114)

    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.

    Clever & funny

    Both a tribute and a satire on fiction and modern life. A book for lovers of books!

    Reviewed on 30 May 2015 by Laurina (Sheffield, UK)
  • 4
    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
    (90)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (78)

    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.

    Thursday Next, complete at last!

    As the titla says, at last we can listen to the complete Thursday Next series. For ages I've had books 1 to 3 & held off from getting book 6, seeing h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 March 2015 by Charles (Wantage, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    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
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    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.

    did I miss a book?

    felt like I was missing something the whole way through, but it did resolve in the end. As with the previous couple of books, I did find some of the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 May 2016 by Lucy ()
  • 6
    One of Our Thursdays Is Missing | Jasper Fforde

    One of Our Thursdays Is Missing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Gabrielle Kruger
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    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.

    wildly confusing - then it becomes gripping

    Confusion, exasperation, resignation

    Reviewed on 22 February 2015 by Pippa (UK)
  • 7
    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
    (87)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    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.

    Another ace Thursday Next tale

    I have been a fan of this series since stumbling on the intriguingly titled "Lost in a good book" .
    This is another great story that ties up previ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 June 2016 by D. Dickson (London, UK)