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Download Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Lost in a Good Book: A Thursday Next Novel (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Jasper Fforde
4.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jasper Fforde Narrator: Emily Gray Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 5/12/2011

    " Fun book series! I love the small and big references to classic literature. Highly recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/11/2011

    " Not as good as the first one, but still a pleasant read. Although sometimes a bit confusing but that is always cleared up straight away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margie | 5/10/2011

    " Loved this one. Loved the Rocky Horror-esque production of Richard III (it starts with the audience yelling, "WHEN is the winter of our discontent?").

    If you love books, love reading, and enjoy humor, you'll likely enjoy the Thursday Next series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celia | 5/9/2011

    " Not disappointed in the second installment. Very easy to enjoy and a great "pick me up":) Loving this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 5/3/2011

    " I think I know Thursday Next! This is fun to read and makes you think about literature and about the act of reading itself. The book takes some twists and surprised me in the end. Jasper Fforde makes the concept of book jumping seem real. It is isn't it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 4/22/2011

    " A solid sequel. Thursday Next has to deal with the consequences of her celebrity status after saving, but also changing, Jane Eyre and killing Acheron Hades. She is apprenticed to Miss Havisham, who teaches her the fine art of bookjumping.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/18/2011

    " I actually liked this one better than the first in the series. It is growing on me. "

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About the Author
Author Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out the window and arranging words on a page. He is the author of the Nursery Crime and Thursday Next series.

About the Narrator

Emily Gray grew up in a military family and started audiobook narration in 2001. She has been heard bringing to life the adventures of Becky Bloomwood in Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series. Emily and her husband started the Classics Acting Company in Dallas where she has appeared in The Cherry Orchard.