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A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1-5 by [Fforde, Jasper]
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Product Details

  • File Size: 7729 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (March 8, 2011)
  • Publication Date: March 8, 2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004QGYJB0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499,002 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Don't get me wrong, I love these books so much I'm considering buying them again for my kindle. But this five-in-one collection is priced at $58.99, when the five novels purchased separately only cost $58.95. As of today, at least.

Five stars for the content. Buy these books. Read them. Re-read them, and tell your friends about them. But be skeptical of Amazon's pricing and do the math before you buy.
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It's a world very like ours, only different: the Crimean War is still going on the 1980s, there are dodos and mammoths, time can be altered and changing a manuscript changes all copies of the book.

Yes, that is the world of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next, an eccentric alternate world that operates entirely on its own hilarious rules. "A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1-5" brings together the first four-book cycle of Thursday's adventures, as well as the timeskip sequel "First Among Sequels." The one real downside: the excessive pricing. Why is it so expensive when the individual kindle books are cheaper?!

"The Eyre Affair" introduces Thursday, who works for a special division dedicated to protecting literature, and is currently on the trail of the malevolent Acheron Hades. First Hades kills a minor character from "Martin Chuzzlewit," and then kidnaps Jane Eyre (in this parallel universe, the novel has a very different ending). Thursday Next teams up with the brooding Rochester and an odd bunch of characters to save Jane -- and all the other great works of literature.

"Lost In A Good Book" sees Thursday being oppressed by the publicity of the previous book -- her consolations are her new husband Landen, her dodo Pickwick, and the fact that she's going to be a mum. But then time twists, which (her dad tells her) might turn the whole world into goo. And even worse, Thursday returns home to find that her beloved husband has been dead since the age of two...

"The Well of Lost Plots" is where an exiled Thursday is currently living, waiting for the birth of her baby.
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I LOVE the Thursday Next books and have purchased paper copies of several of them. No question, I'd give 'Five Stars' on content. However, I thought one of the benefits of e-books was to save the costs of producing a hard copy. Amazon: pricing an e-book at the same or more than the hard copy is an insult to your customers!
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These are great great books. Quirky, smart, funny, touching, and enthralling. I couldn't put them down and lost countless hours of sleep because I didn't want to quit reading. I loved them so much that after checking them out of the library I'm buying them for my kindle just to have so I can re-read.Do yourself a favor though and don't buy this 5 book collection. This collection costs $58.99 (as of 3/28/14) and individually 4 of these books cost 10.99 each and one 9.99 for a total of $53.95 (as of 3/28/14).
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The books themselves are fantastic, in my opinion. I am actually re-reading the entire series (and listening in the car and house with Audible using credits). However, this set is a rip-off as of the date of this writing. You may buy the books separately for less than the listed price of $58.99 for this set. Now that Amazon and Audible offer immersion reading and I'm addicted to it, I have been told that I cannot purchase the Audible versions of the books unless I re-buy them separately. Amazon customer service was absolutely no help with this when I asked to exchange this set for the 5 separate books in order to purchase immersion reading (and let them keep the extra dollars!). They told me I'd have to re-buy them separately and then purchase the immersion reading from Audible. Sorry Amazon, I won't be spending another $50.00 to buy the same books I already have. Duh! I love Amazon customer service but this experience was a real clinker. Extremely disappointed. Take my advice, buy the books separately - you'll save money and if you like Audible, you'll be able to take advantage of Immersion Reading (the best thing since sliced bread!).
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