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Schrödinger’s Cottage

Narrated by: Nigel Planer
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

Tinker's Cottage nestles in a forgotten corner of deepest Somerset. It also happens to sit on a weak point in the space time continuum...which is somewhat unfortunate for Ian Faulkener, a graphic novelist from London, who was hoping for some peace and quiet in which to recuperate following a very messy breakdown.

It was the cats that first alerted Ian to the fact that something was not quite right with Tinker's Cottage...the cats and, of course, the Pope, disappearing literary agents, mislaid handymen and the insanity of Cherie Blair World. As Ian tries to untangle the mystery of the doors of Tinker's cottage, he risks becoming lost forever in the myriad alternate universes predicted by Schrödinger. Not to mention his cats. 

Schrödinger's Cottage is a playful romp through a variety of alternate worlds peopled by an array of wonderful comic characters that are the trademark of David Luddington's novels. 

For fans of the sadly missed Douglas Adams, Schrodinger's Cottage is a heartwarming comedy with touches of inspired lunacy that pays homage to The Hitchhiker's Guide.

©2013 David Luddington (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Finished this all too soon!

Really enjoyed this story. The main character enters a cottage he has inherited only to find he has entered the meeting point for a series of parallel worlds. This leads to a lot of confusion before reaching a satisfactory ending which lends itself to a sequel - I hope. Not read anything by David Luddington before but will now explore his other books.

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Schrödinger's cottage

the writer obviously reads Terry Pratchet , but not copied, got his own style.

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A book with a boring main character and a lot of pub food

I got this audio book because I really like Nigel Planer as a narrator. Sadly a good performer couldn’t rescue a book puzzlingly punctuated by repetitive descriptions of food, clunky plotting and one-dimensional characters.

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Good to hear.

Interesting concept, very interesting and amusing and very well performed by Nigel with different voices.

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Great listen, really enjoyed it

Offbeat and entertaining. Nigel 'Neil' Planer does a great job of narration and it's an interesting little detour from the banalities of everyday life

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David L:uddingtom's characters are wonderful

I have just listened to David Luddington's final book, only to find he released a new one last month - I'm delighted! Every story is so different but with the same underlying great humour producing some real laughs aloud and his characters are just so varied and lovable yet often eccentric. Buy them all - you won't be disappointed!

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meandering and light hearted but lacking in substa

meandering and light hearted but lacking in substance
great narration. not a bad listen. ok.

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What a Laugh!

Wasn’t sure about this book from the title.
But it was hilarious! I’ve already told several friends they just HAVE to read/listen to it.
The narrator made the story even more funny.
Will be listening to it again I know.

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  • 18-06-19

Annoying political sniping spoils a good story

This is a good story with enjoyable silliness. But it is spoiled by a ridiculous caricature of the EU, slammed home at any available moment with no subtlety. It’s a shame, as it takes away from the fun. The narration is variable in quality, with some of the female voices badly portrayed, and the lead character seems to be perpetually angry.

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stereotype piled on stereotype

a comedy that went of the rails
it started alright but always lacked originality,
although I did like the cat/cats although nothing was made of them/it.
even the narration was disappointing,
Mr Planer should steer clear of accents, particularly attempting female ones.

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  • Phil Osepher
  • 24-08-19

Fun, Interesting, Laid back

Just an enjoyable listen. Has a fun premise. As complex as some of the components in the story he does a great job of keeping things straight.

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  • Bethany
  • 02-09-19

clever, funny, lol funny!

A delightful new-to-me author and lovely narration. Fun journey into the author's mind and world.