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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: January 2013 ISBN: 9781449866808
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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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marian | 1/12/2014

    " Fun and light. This is the sixth in the series; the first three are my favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ingmar | 12/4/2013

    " Probably the weakest one in the series. Enjoyable, but not hugely so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 11/11/2013

    " Sort of an add-on to the Thursday Next series, but still a highly enjoyable read. Mr. Fforde's literary wordplay is very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 11/10/2013

    " found it hard to follow at times, but it was my bad for not reading the series in order oopsy hehe, enjoyed reading it though "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meave | 10/28/2013

    " Eh. Give it a rest, already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 10/24/2013

    " This one was absolutely awesome! The play on words is phenomenal and kept me entertained and engaged throughout. How does he do it? What a mind! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 10/20/2013

    " I really enjoy Fforde for the silliness and cleverness. So much dry wit it makes me thirsty. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ros | 5/31/2013

    " I found this a more confusing novel than normal didn't do it for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 4/10/2013

    " This was fun. There was something very odd about reading about the trials and tribulations of BookWorld on the first e-book I ever bought specifically because it was cheaper in that format. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evie | 3/29/2013

    " Sadly, this just isn't up to Fforde's usual standard. A serious disappointment, compared to the previous TN books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Babs Brodie | 3/5/2013

    " another of the thursday next novels. very good as usual "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Sherer | 10/29/2012

    " Somewhat disappointing compared to earlier books in the series, but Fforde's premise is still brilliant, the writing amazing, and the plot...well, goodness knows what this man dreams about at night let alone during the day when he's thinking up what comes next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 8/27/2012

    " I did not enjoy this book as much as the others in the series. It took me forever to get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Doty | 7/30/2012

    " A little harder to get into than the other ones, but just as funny. Overall, not my favorite book of the series. But my favorite book of the series is the genious that is _The Well of Lost Plots_, and kind of hard to live up to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Whitehead | 7/23/2012

    " I enjoyed this book and there's not much I can say about it without getting into spoiler-land. Another interesting chapter in the life of Thursday Next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 3/14/2012

    " This one hung together much better than some of the others in the series. I enjoyed it very much - as much as Shades of Grey (NOT 50) and look forward to the Fforde Next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corissa | 2/28/2012

    " Again, Jasper Fforde delivers and even makes us feel in on inside jokes we didn't get before. I was laughing to myself like a crazy woman many many times, but at least I had a great reason when reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 12/29/2011

    " love it but starting to think the series is nearing its end. It was good but didn't get me in as much as some of the previous ones. I still think he's a genius though!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swanbender2001 | 10/19/2011

    " I enjoyed this journey back to the Book World and Fforde's amazing imagination. I certainly love listening to Emily Gray's version of Thursday and her cohorts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 10/3/2011

    " Didn't like enough to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chase Henderson | 9/3/2011

    " For a Thursday Next book this one was kinda hit and miss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Droplet | 7/19/2011

    " Keep reading. It pays off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 5/23/2011

    " I really enjoy Fforde for the silliness and cleverness. So much dry wit it makes me thirsty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 5/23/2011

    " Turned out better than I thought at first. different point of view which took getting used to - so off to a slow start. Ending was fun. Enjoyable read over-all. "

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

    " A fun adventure novel with a dash of mystery and a unique setting. It falls a bit flat during more serious moment, but was enjoyable to the last page. "

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

    " Classic Jasper Fforde. The fun continues! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/20/2011

    " I liked this book as much as any in the series. An alternate world of books with its own genre-based geography, politics, and book-science is appealing and often cleverly amusing. Sometimes though it gets a little too cute for its own good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 5/18/2011

    " great mix of fantasy and mystery, again written in a way that I never would have thought of.
    awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 5/17/2011

    " One of the best in the series - possibly the best since the Eyre Affair. Fforde's facility with wit and wordplay are well-displayed in this suspenseful romp through the New Bookworld. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dedale | 5/17/2011

    " As entertaining as usual !
    Where can he get so many weird ideas? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margot | 5/16/2011

    " For hardcore Thursday Next fans only, although Jasper Fforde is wickedly funny as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/14/2011

    " The Tuesday Next series is brilliant, especially if you enjoy puns and wordplay and cracking good stories. But start with the first one (The Eyre Affair) or you'll be hopelessly lost. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 5/13/2011

    " I'm not sure why this was so painful to read. It was rather different from the others in this series. While the written Thursday grew on me, it wasn't the same as reading about the real Thursday. I didn't quit! But I didn't really look forward to reading it each night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casmen | 5/12/2011

    " Least favorite one of the fantastic series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/11/2011

    " Fun in parts, but mostly a bit too abstract for 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. She is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards.