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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,384 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jasper Fforde Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nursery Crime Series Release Date:
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The inimitable Jasper Fforde gives readers another delightful mash-up of detective fiction and nursery rhyme, returning to those mean streets where no character is innocent. The Gingerbreadman—sadist, psychopath, cookie—is on the loose in Reading, but that’s not who Detective Jack Spratt and Sergeant Mary Mary are after. Instead, they’ve been demoted to searching for missing journalist “Goldy” Hatchett. The last witnesses to see her alive were the reclusive Three Bears, and right away Spratt senses something furry—uh, funny—about their story, starting with the porridge. The Fourth Bear is a delirious new romp from our most irrepressible fabulist.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Mr. Fforde manages to bombard the reader with more bizarre detail than most writers would dare to fit in their entire oeuvre, yet he does so with . . . light prose and easy, confident wit. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Jasper Fforde is able to write diabolically. . . . Outrageous satirical agility is his stock in trade. (The New York Times)
  • Like the creators of . . . The Simpsons and South Park, Mr. Fforde uses fantasy to dissect real life. . . . He is our best thinking personÆs genre writer. (The Washington Times)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Courtney | 2/12/2014

    " Fforde has outdone himself in this book. The two plotlines seemed as if they did not connect, but somehow, the Gingerbreadman and the Three Bears and Goldilocks all fit into the same mystery that had me at the edge of my seat the entire time. If Fforde hasn't proven his brilliance to you in any other of his books, this one will do it. I highly recommend it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by LoudVal | 2/10/2014

    " I think I've read this book 3x cos I keep forgetting I already had. I guess I can't wait for book 3 in the NCD series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Almeta | 2/9/2014

    " Jasper Fforde. Catch him if you can! He's the...Man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Siobhan | 2/2/2014

    " Read while waiting for a chance to get my mitts on the latest 2 Thursday Next novels. Silly and fun, but these don't quite have the depth of the TN books. "

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