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A Street Cat Named Bob | [James Bowen]

A Street Cat Named Bob

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.
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Publisher's Summary

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts. A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who hears it.

©2012 James Bowen (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Hunnypot
    England
    5/6/15
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    "Brilliant!"

    This book has been the most wonderful gift. I was very sorry when I got to the end. Bob has so much to teach us all. The writer captures so well the relationship that grows between Bob and James and how Bob is the catalyst for change in James. The narrator was excellent and I look forward to listening to the other stories by James Bowen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jenni
    4/25/15
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    "wonderful good news story"

    I enjoyed this so much. loved it. Narration was ideal and all the story was happy news item. I will get the other books too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jennyp19
    Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
    4/21/15
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    "What a fabulous tale"

    This book tugged at all the emotions. I could not stop listening and would really recommend as it Is one of the best books I have listened. I have just seen there is another book about Bob and I will be downloading The World According to Bob shortly

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jam_mam
    4/14/15
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    "I wish I had a furry friend like Bob."

    Amazing story! I wish I had a cat. This book really captures the emotions of a cat owner. I really want to meet James Bowen and of corse, little Bob.
    1 problem is the author could put a little more enthusiasm into reading it. But apart from that, this book is fantastic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • courtney stansfield
    3/12/15
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    "Heartwarming story"

    What a heartwarming story of love and friendship <3
    I wanted something easy to listen to and happy, this was Definatley worth a read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    3/12/15
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    "Unsure if i liked it or not ..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I downloaded this book as a ' Cheat' was supposed to have read it for a book club but didn't have time.... I'm glad i didn't invest the time in actually reading it .


    What could James Bowen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not keep harping on about how he spent his last money on medication for the Cat.... i got the drift the first time.


    Do you think A Street Cat Named Bob needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Mmmm not for me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarane O'Connor
    2/25/15
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    "Excellent book"

    Changed the way I look at street people. So glad I read it. We all need to challenge our beliefs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lindy
    Grimsby, United Kingdom
    6/22/14
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    "Heart warming story"
    What made the experience of listening to A Street Cat Named Bob the most enjoyable?

    Loved this book. Uplifting relationship between man and cat and the massive life change, commitment and pleasure it brought


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

    Brings the emotion and fear of wrongful arrest to life


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

    A second in a cats nine lives


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rootie
    Loughborough, UK
    3/15/14
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    "An inspirational and thought provoking story"
    Would you listen to A Street Cat Named Bob again? Why?

    I will definitely listen to this again as it's such an amazing story. James Bowen writes so honestly about his life and how Bob helped to transform it. He is so honest and yet not obviously emotive which is why it fills your heart and head as you listen and afterwards too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I always thought I had an open mind and opinion of the homeless plight and the influence of drugs on a persons life. This though really opened my eyes and is a must read for everyone for this reason.


    What about Kris Milnes’s performance did you like?

    Kris Milne is a brilliant narrator. I will look for more stories read by him as I just loved him. I sometimes forgot he actually wasn't the author as his account so was so heartfelt.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! I didn't but I easily could have.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not a natural cat lover, we're a family if dog owners. Don't be put off. Whilst Bob is the star of the story, this book is about so much more that owning a cat, it's about someone's life turning round for all the right reasons and so deserved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah T
    London, UK
    3/9/14
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    "An enjoyable light read"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Decent book...but overhyped. The story of a recovering drug addict who busks on the streets of London and the ginger cat he adopts. A remarkable tale... but told with significant repetition and not a lot of depth.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Bowen again?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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