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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,458 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jasper Fforde Narrator: Emily Gray Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Thursday Next Series Release Date:
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The newest tour de force from the New York Times bestselling author of Thursday Next and Shades of Grey.

Jasper Fforde’s exuberant return to the fantastical BookWorld occurs during a time of great unrest. All-out Genre war is rumbling, and the BookWorld desperately needs a heroine like Thursday Next. But with the real Thursday apparently retired to the Realworld, the Council of Genres turns to the written Thursday.

The Council wants her to pretend to be the real Thursday and travel as a peacekeeping emissary to the warring factions. A trip up the mighty Metaphoric River beckons—a trip that will reveal a fiendish plot that threatens the very fabric of the BookWorld itself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing, like other Fforde novels, is jam packed with spot-on parody, puns, and wry observations about words and genres that will delight literary-minded fans of the series.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “[With a] furiously agile imagination…Fforde has shaken up genres—fantasy, comedy, crime, sci-fi, parody, literary criticism—and come up with a superb mishmash with lots of affectionate in-jokes for any book lover.”

    Miami Herald

  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing is filled with passages [in] which geeky humor jostles with genuine insight about the current state of fiction...Take a joy ride with the passionate reader who wrote this novel.”

    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

  • “Pure, inspired lunacy.”

    Express (London)

  • “Fforde’s diabolical meshing of insight and humor makes a ‘mimefield’ both frightening and funny, while the reader must traverse a volume that’s a minefield of unexpected and amusing twists.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The combination of romp through a fantasy world and top-notch delivery ensures an entertaining listen.”


  • “A must-read for fans.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynne-marie | 2/13/2014

    " Jasper Fforde is a fount of literary allusion, pun-tilious grammatical whimsy and beyond that the mind just tumbles into reveries of the over-blown joys of reading such a sharp mind play so fast and loose with all we love about language and literature. I laugh out loud when I read him. Is it abandoning civility to admit that? The superfluity of his plots effect me like laughing gas. Feeling a little low? Need a giggle? If you're at all literary, he will surely set you up! Head-over-heels. See if he doesn't! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ash Ponders | 2/8/2014

    " Not quite as gut bustingly funny as previous effort, still packed with charm and lit school dropout injokes. A great break from all the critical theory and classical histories I've been reading recently. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Merrie | 1/28/2014

    " I really love the Thursday Next books, though I did not think this one was as compelling as some others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brook | 1/14/2014

    " Quirky and Zany, this was just as entertaining to read as any of the Thursday Next books. I was in stitches the entire time. So much so, that sometimes I had to take a break just to give my head a rest. If you haven't read the Eyre Affair, I would suggest you start with that one before this, as it is the last of the Thursday Next series. "

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