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The BookWorld's leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you'd expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple. Thursday is faced with an array of family problems - son Friday's lack of focus since his career in the Chronoguard was relegated to a might-have-been, daughter Tuesday's difficulty perfecting the Anti-Smote shield needed to thwart an angry Deity's promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth, and Jenny, who doesn't exist. And that's not all.

With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, the prediction that Friday's Destiny-Aware colleagues will die in mysterious circumstances and a looming meteorite that could destroy all human life on earth, Thursday's retirement is going to be anything but easy.

©2012 Jasper Fforde (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton

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A fitting finale

A great final book for this series! (A sentence you don't see a lot in book reviews.) Fforde finishes on a high note, with a charming and completely odd last chapter to the Thursday Next series. I'll be very sad to see the end of the Next family and the vivid Book World. If only we could dive into the page and go join them. Hopefully we can all reconnect afterwards in the Dark Reading Matter.

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  • Sandra
  • 17-10-2012

Another brilliant Thursday Next book

Would you consider the audio edition of The Woman Who Died a lot to be better than the print version?

I have visual problems now, so Audible has given me the gift of books again. The narrator is good and a most enjoyable read.

What other book might you compare The Woman Who Died a lot to and why?

The Jasper Fforde books are 'one out of the box'! They have a great deal of literary knowledge in them, are a lot of fun with some wonderful plays on words.

What about Gabrielle Kruger’s performance did you like?

Gabrielle Kruger has a great, laid back approach to reading Thursday Next that enhances the character and story.

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A most enjoyable listen/read. Thank You!

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  • Robert Parr
  • 18-08-2017

prefer the earlier books

though interesting this book has cut away from the original story line and totally away from the book jumping which for me made up the character of Thursday next. I had a feeling as I listened to it that the author just wanted to finish the series of books and bring it to end, which I guess has happened but not in the way I expected or really enjoyed.

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  • James
  • 05-01-2017

Quintessential Fforde, not so well read

Quirky, witty, highly confusing to anyone who doesn't relax by untangling string. The performance suffered from occasional, jarring lapses of comprehension. Inappropriate inflections inadequately understood sentence structure made this, for me, a very frustrating listen.

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  • Lucy Lindsay
  • 25-06-2020

Just not as good as the others

I have enjoyed this series but this book seemed to be trying to do too much. Some parts of the story were not clearly explained and other bits whilst explained was all a bit far fetched (I know in a novel huh?). Made me think of Dallas and dream sequences.

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  • lyn Alton
  • 23-03-2018

really struggled this one is not for me

really did not enjoy it at all , did not get the humour, the characters did not grab me the story confusing, and did not like the the voice

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-2021

Rare perfect ending

I should probably go back and review the first one because we all probably liked it if we got through the rest of them. I know I did!

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  • G. Kilshaw
  • 02-01-2021

Frustrating

I feel that one more book is needed. What happened to Landon and the kids. As they don’t seem to feature in her later life.
However as always the story was good and the narrator perfect. But Please Please get rid of the awful music that has permeated my brain throughout the series

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  • Jonathan Musgrove
  • 10-09-2020

Excellent!

Particularly loved the narrator, really expressive! Jasper continues his brilliant form. We want more! More!

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  • Ms S. J. Casey
  • 12-09-2018

Thoroughly enjoyed whole series

I've listened several times now and feel ready to delve further into Jasper Fforde 's work

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  • D. Dickson
  • 01-06-2016

Another ace Thursday Next tale

I have been a fan of this series since stumbling on the intriguingly titled "Lost in a good book" .
This is another great story that ties up previous loose ends in classic Nextian fashion while leaving scope for other sequels.
I hope there will be more travels in the BookWorld.
This was the first in the series that I listened to on Audible and I thought the reader performed very well, just like I imagine Thursday to sound.

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  • Virgoletta
  • 04-09-2015

Fforde still going strong.

I love Jasper Ffirde's stories and hid boundless imagination. Thursday Next continues to entertain and thrill.

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