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    • Early Riser

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Thomas Hunt
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    Every Winter, the human population hibernates. During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness and devoid of human activity. Well, not quite. Your name is Charlie Worthing, and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense - nothing more than a quirky artefact born of the sleeping mind. When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By catwomanOz on 01-10-2018

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • The Eyre Affair

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Kruger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of 'Jane Eyre'. In this world there are no jet-liners or computers, but there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic, a great interest in all things literary - and a woman called Thursday Next. In this utterly original and wonderfully funny first novel, Fforde has created a fiesty, loveable heroine and a plot of such richness and ingenuity that it will take your breath away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fun!

    • By Anie on 19-03-2016

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • First Among Sequels

    • Thursday Next, Book 5
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Fourteen years after her last adventure, Thursday Next, literary detective, finds herself in an unusual situation her job policing the fictional characters of the BookWorld has been downgraded since her previous escapades are now themselves in print. However, a pressing threat may call her back into action: first Sherlock Holmes and then Miss Marple are found dead, stopping their series in their tracks.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Lost in a Good Book

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Kruger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed, is back to embark on an adventure that begins, quite literally on her own doorstep. It seems that Landen, her husband of four weeks, actually drowned in an accident when he was two years old. Someone, somewhere, sometime, is responsible. The sinister Goliath Corporation wants its operative Jack Schitt out of the poem in which Thursday trapped him, and it will do almost anything to achieve this - but bribing the ChronoGuard? Is that possible?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars for Jasper Fforde

    • By 3_piets on 27-05-2019

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • One of Our Thursdays Is Missing

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Kruger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    It is a time of unrest in the BookWorld. Only the diplomatic skills of ace literary detective Thursday Next can avert a devastating genre war. But a week before the peace talks, Thursday vanishes. Has she simply returned home to the RealWorld or is this something more sinister? All is not yet lost. Living at the quiet end of speculative fiction is the written Thursday Next, eager to prove herself worthy of her illustrious namesake.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • The Woman Who Died a lot

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Kruger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • The Well of Lost Plots

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Kruger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 39
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Leaving Swindon behind her to hide out in the Well of Lost Plots (the place where all fiction is created), Thursday Next, Literary Detective and soon-to-be one parent family, ponders her next move from within an unpublished book of dubious merit entitled 'Caversham Heights'. Landen, her husband, is still eradicated, Aornis Hades is meddling with Thursday's memory, and Miss Havisham - when not sewing up plot-holes in 'Mill on the Floss' - is trying to break the land-speed record on the A409.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thoroughly engrossed

    • By Emma Fox on 16-09-2018

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Something Rotten

    • Thursday Next, Book 4
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 29

    Thursday Next, Head of JurisFiction and ex-SpecOps agent, returns to her native Swindon accompanied by a child of two, a pair of dodos and Hamlet, who is on a fact-finding mission in the real world. Thursday has been despatched to capture escaped Fictioneer Yorrick Kaine but even so, now seems as good a time as any to retrieve her husband Landen from his state of eradication at the hands of the Chronoguard. It’s not going to be easy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic ride

    • By Emma Fox on 19-09-2018

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • The Big Over Easy

    • Nursery Crime Adventures, Book 1
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Best-selling author Jasper Fforde begins an effervescent new series. It's Easter in Reading - a bad time for eggs - and no one can remember the last sunny day. Humpty Dumpty, well-known nursery favourite, large egg, ex-convict and former millionaire philanthropist, is found shattered beneath a wall in a shabby area of town.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Last Dragonslayer

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g.Then the magic started fading away.Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Kazam, an employment agency for soothsayers and sorcerers. But work is drying up. Drain cleaner is cheaper than a spell, and even magic carpets are reduced to pizza delivery.So it's a surprise when the visions start.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Text

    • By Michelle on 11-08-2016

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • The Fourth Bear

    • Nursery Crime Adventures, Book 2
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Gingerbreadman: Psychopath, sadist, genius, convicted murderer and biscuit is loose in the streets of Reading. It isn't Jack Spratt's case. He and Mary Mary have been reassigned due to falling levels of nursery crime, and The NCD is once more in jeopardy. That is, until a chance encounter during the Armitage Shanks literary awards at the oddly familiar Deja-Vu Club lead Jack and Mary on the hunt for missing journalist Henrietta 'Goldilocks' Hatchett, star reporter for The Daily Toad. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Listening

    • By Carolyn on 16-04-2019

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Shades of Grey

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    "Hundreds of years in the future, after the Something that Happened, the world is an alarmingly different place. Life is lived according to The Rulebook and social hierarchy is determined by your perception of colour.Eddie Russett is an above average Red who dreams of moving up the ladder by marriage to Constance Oxblood. Until he is sent to the Outer Fringes where he meets Jane - a lowly Grey with an uncontrollable temper and a desire to see him killed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable

    • By phoebe on 28-05-2019

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • The Eye of Zoltar

    • The Last Dragonslayer, Book 3
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The Mighty Shandar, the most powerful wizard the world has ever seen, returns to the Ununited Kingdoms. Clearly, he didn't solve the Dragon Problem, and must hand over his fee: Eighteen dray-weights of gold. But the Mighty Shandar doesn't do refunds, and vows to eliminate the dragons once and for all - unless sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange and her sidekicks from the Kazam house of enchantment can bring him the legendary jewel, The Eye of Zoltar.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another gem from the quirky mind of Jasper Fforde

    • By Douglas Taylor on 07-03-2015

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • The Song of the Quarkbeast

    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A long time ago Magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keeps bicycles from falling over. Things are about to change. Magical power is on the rise and King Snodd IV of Hereford has realised that he who controls Magic controls almost anything. Only one person stands between Snodd and his plans for unimaginable power and riches.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Wo ist Thursday Next?

    • Thursday Next 6
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Günther
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Panik in der BuchWelt: ein Krieg der Genres scheint bevorzustehen. Nur Thursday Next kann mit ihren speziellen diplomatischen Fähigkeiten das Schlimmste verhindern. Doch kurz vor den Friedensgesprächen verschwindet sie spurlos. Es ist nun an BuchThursday, der geschriebenen Version von Thursday Next, die bisher ein beschauliches Dasein in einem ruhigen Eckchen der Fantasy führte, die Lage zu retten. Tatsächlich kommt sie einer finsteren Verschwörung auf die Spur.

    Non-member price: $33.79

    • Der Fall Jane Eyre

    • Thursday Next 1
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Günther
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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    Können Sie sich eine Welt vorstellen, in der Literatur so wichtig genommen wird, dass es eine Spezialpolizei gibt, um sie vor Fälschern zu schützen? Als Geheimagentin Thursday Next ihre neue Stelle in Swindon antritt, ahnt sie schon, daß ihr die größte Herausforderung ihrer Karriere bevorsteht: Niemand anderes als der Erzschurke Acheron Hades hat Jane Eyre aus dem berühmten Roman von Charlotte Brontë entführt, um Lösegeld zu erpressen.

    Non-member price: $25.91

    • Im Brunnen der Manuskripte

    • Thursday Next 3
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Günther
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
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    Die Welt der Literatur gegen alle möglichen Missetäter zu verteidigen, ist eine ehrenvolle, aber auch nervenaufreibende Aufgabe. Wen wundert es also, dass Thursday Next sich zu ihrem Mutterschaftsurlaub in die tiefsten Tiefen des Brunnens der Manuskripte zurückzieht. Genauer gesagt auf ein gemütliches Flug-Hausboot in einem drittklassigen, unlesbaren Krimi, der wahrscheinlich nie veröffentlicht wird...

    Non-member price: $32.40

    • In einem anderen Buch

    • Thursday Next 2
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Günther
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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    Spezialagentin Thursday Next, eben noch strahlende Heldin im Falle Jane Eyre, wird schwer in die Mangel genommen: Ihre eigene Dienststelle lässt sie beschatten, bei der Mammut-Herbstwanderung fällt ihr ein Oldtimer fast auf den Kopf, ihr Dodo legt in ihrer Küche ein Ei, der eben erst erworbene Ehemann wird von der ChronoGarde genichtet, und obendrein geht am 12. Dezember die Welt unter, wenn sie und ihr ewig zeitreisender Vater nicht herausfinden, warum sich plötzlich alles in rosa Soße verwandelt.

    Non-member price: $32.40

    • Irgendwo ganz anders

    • Thursday Next 5
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Günther
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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    Als mehr oder weniger glückliche Mutter von Friday, Tuesday und Jenny lebt sie mit ihrem geliebten Ehemann Landen zusammen und geht auch jeden Morgen zur Tarnfirma Acme-Carpets, um die schöne Stadt Swindon mit Teppichen und Parkett zu versorgen. In Wirklichkeit ist Thursday natürlich weiter Geheimagentin für SpecOps und verschwindet regelmäßig in die BuchWelt, in der sie jetzt auch Lehrlinge ausbilden muss.

    Non-member price: $32.40

    • Es ist was faul

    • Thursday Next 4
    • By: Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Günther
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
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    Nach jahrelangem Aufenthalt in der BuchWelt kehrt Agentin Thursday Next mit ihrem zweijährigen Söhnchen Friday und Hamlet, dem bekannten Dänenprinzen, in ihre Heimatstadt Swindon zurück. Im Haus ihrer Mutter warten schon andere Gäste auf sie: Lady Hamilton und Fürst Bismarck, der den deutsch-dänischen Krieg von 1864 zu vermeiden versucht. Ansonsten sind es keine guten Zeiten für Dänen.

    Non-member price: $32.40