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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages | [Tom Holt]

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages

Polly, an average, completely ordinary property lawyer, is convinced she's losing her mind. Someone keeps drinking her coffee. And talking to her clients. And doing her job. And when she goes to the dry cleaner's to pick up her dress for the party, it's not there. Not the dress - the dry cleaner's.And then there are the chickens who think they are people. Something strange is definitely going on - and it's going to take more than a magical ring to sort it out.
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Publisher's Summary

Polly, an average, completely ordinary property lawyer, is convinced she's losing her mind. Someone keeps drinking her coffee. And talking to her clients. And doing her job. And when she goes to the dry cleaner's to pick up her dress for the party, it's not there. Not the dress - the dry cleaner's. And then there are the chickens who think they are people. Something strange is definitely going on - and it's going to take more than a magical ring to sort it out.

©2011 Tom Holt (P)2011 Hachette Digital

What the Critics Say

"Clever, funny, tirelessly inventive ...Tom Holt maybe the most imaginative satirist to land on our shores since Douglas Adams." (Christopher Moore)

"Uniquely twisted...cracking gags." (The Guardian)

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    Karen Sheffield, United Kingdom 26/12/2011
    Karen Sheffield, United Kingdom 26/12/2011 Member Since 2009
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    "life, liberty and the persuit of sausages"

    This is the first Tom Holt book I have listened to and I couldn't put it down.Well drawn characters in extraordinary situations, entertaining and funny, it's for those who like something completely different. If you like Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman you may enjoy this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Aberdeen, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Heather Aberdeen, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Member Since 2013
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    "Some magic you can believe in!"

    This is the 4th or 5th title of Tom Holt's that I've had the pleasure of experiencing but the first I've had as an audiobook. Either way it's another excellent story where even the plainest of characters have the most adventures and you are kept guessing and wondering until the end of the book where the mysteries are revealed in the most inventive and amusing of ways.

    While listening to this one, i was asked about the story and anyone who hadn't read one of these before looked at me in complete bewilderment as i spoke of pigs and chickens and things that seemed downright silly. To anyone who has read any in his collection however it's only expected that the weird and wonderful will certainly come to life.

    I enjoyed Ray Sawyer's narration and interpretation of each character, this defiantly helped in building a picture of each of them individually and aiding the escapism which is always something i crave in books, paper or audio.

    Having read a few of Holt's books prior to downloading this, I was pleased to be able to hear that characters from other titles were still involved in 'the Trade'.

    This is a book which can be enjoyed by anyone whether you've experienced Holt before or not, you must be willing however to open your mind to magic, mystery and farm animals that have more sense than perhaps you first thought!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ZeeDee 06/09/2014
    ZeeDee 06/09/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Weird !"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's a bit weird but if you like that sort of thing you will love this.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The chickens - don't ask !!


    What does Ray Sawyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Life to the characters.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What came first !!


    Any additional comments?

    You need to listen to the book to understand a few of the comments !!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MR Solihull, United Kingdom 02/06/2013
    MR Solihull, United Kingdom 02/06/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Weird! But in a good way"

    This is a really strange tale, but lots of fun and very enjoyable, a bit long in parts, but only on certain scenes, that said there are little in the way of dull parts. I hung on every word. I would certainly try another Tom Holt book. Well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James 02/05/2013
    James 02/05/2013
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    "Great author but what an awful story"

    I normally like Tom Holt, but was really disappointed in underlying structure of this story. I felt the narrator may not have been the best choice generally for this author as I found him hard work to listen.
    The quality of this book wasn't great either. Felt the Mic was to far away from from the reader or it was just a poor recording.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. 26/06/2012
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    "Brilliant"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this. It is entertaining and has a very satisfactory coming together of dimension of time and plots.

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    Neil United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    Neil United Kingdom 23/12/2012
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    "Not his best."

    I love Tom Holt. His weird mind has produced 4 of my top ten books. Unfortunately this just isn't as good. I hope this just a blip. I await his next a little less enthusiastically.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Chickens Rule!!"
    Where does Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gogherty-the answer was always almost in his grasp!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Drycleaners leaving their house!!


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