The Eyre Affair : Thursday Next Novels

  • by Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by Gabrielle Kruger
  • Series: Thursday Next Novels
  • 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"What Fforde is pulling is a variation on the classic Monty Python gambit: the incongruous juxtaposition of low comedy and high erudition - this scam has not been pulled off with such off-hand finesse and manic verve since the Pythons shut up shop. 'The Eyre Affair'is a silly book for smart people: postmodernism played as raw, howling farce." (Independant)


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Customer Reviews

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Great fun!

Love the writing style and humour! Looking forward to read the next book by Fforde.
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- Amazon Customer

Loved it

I've listened to this a bunch of times. A few of the jokes don't translate because they are print based but the rest is great.
And I love the performance. I could listen to her voice all day.
I even like the musical intro!
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- Sarah Fitz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2013
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton