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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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Really enjoyed

I almost didn’t bother with this book thinking it was going to be political when I read a review complaining that the EU and the Blair’s were mentioned too much, but it was totally appropriate and made me chuckle. I have enjoyed listening to it and have purchase two more books by this author.

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  • KT
  • 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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Schrödinger's cottage

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

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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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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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A joyous little listen

Very silly, very funny, lots of satire. Had an air of Pratchett about it but that's probably due to Planer narrating.

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Farce with a twist.

Refreshing much needed silliness. I will never regard the Pope in the same way again.

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  • 28-03-21

I'd listen to a sequel

Almost a 4 star but it fell apart a little at the end. It seemed the author got tired of his story and rushed through the last part by just explaining rather than storytelling. I still enjoyed it and would give a sequel a try if there was one. It's a very British book and there were several famous (over there, I guess) people that this American had never heard of. Wikipedia was helpful. I'd never heard of the author, either, and bought this book solely because it was narrated by Nigel Planer and he did not disappoint. 5 stars for the narration. The little Discworld reference in one part especially pleased me to hear in Planer's voice.

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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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  • Natalie B Teel
  • 23-01-21

Wonderful story

With every wonderful story comes from having an amazing narrator; such as this book! The story starts off making you think that it’s just another story about someone’s fetish about cats; but no, not at all. The with story being told by Nigel Planer you are promised too have an exciting, wanting to keep listening, and relaxing story to the very end! Happy listening!

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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.

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  • Rebecca
  • 02-01-22

Enjoyable light read. Good for a laugh.

A great weekend read. Funny and light read, good for unwinding. This book helped me unwind.

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  • Cori Steinberg
  • 14-04-21

fun!

what a great little story. a fun ride. give it a go. don't wait around.

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  • Suzi Robinson
  • 10-08-22

Phenomenal!

This book was an absolute delight. I think authors like Mr. Luddington, Caihm McDonnell, Terry Pratchett, and Christopher Moore should have a new genre in their honor. I think Monty Python said it best, "And now for something completely different."

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  • 07-07-22

Reality Skewed

A fanciful take on the complications of living on the doorstep of the multiverse. Nigel Planer is an excellent narrator.

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  • Adapa Genisus
  • 18-12-21

Don't Panic, its not particle physics

a refreshingly fun and imaginative story told in the famously styled humor of the author

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  • 09-10-21

A bit odd but Nigel Planer reads beautifully

The author is no Terry Pratchett (despite the you all references and occasional jokes).
But it was enough fun I "had" to walk round an extra block to keep from being interrupted.