Lost in a Good Book : Thursday Next Novels

  • by Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by Emily Gray
  • Series: Thursday Next Novels
  • 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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.

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- Shirataki Diva

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.
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- Carol Meissner

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio