The phenomenal number one best seller about best friends James and Bob. Now a major motion picture starring Luke Treadaway.
Shortlisted for: Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year - Specsavers National Book Awards 2012
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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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.
"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.
"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
"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
What a heartwarming story of love and friendship <3
I wanted something easy to listen to and happy, this was Definatley worth a read!
"Unsure if i liked it or 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 .
Not keep harping on about how he spent his last money on medication for the Cat.... i got the drift the first time.
Mmmm not for me
Changed the way I look at street people. So glad I read it. We all need to challenge our beliefs.
"A light heartwarming tale"
Heartwarming, insightful, thought provoking
No i haven't listened to any other books read by Kris, but i liked his narration
It made me smile, it made me think about homelessness and possibly react in a different way to buskers
I listened to this book whilst i was in hospital recovering from major surgery, it was the perfect read, light but involved and well paced enough to keep my interest
"Heart warming story"
Loved this book. Uplifting relationship between man and cat and the massive life change, commitment and pleasure it brought
Brings the emotion and fear of wrongful arrest to life
A second in a cats nine lives
"An inspirational and thought provoking story"
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.
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.
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.
Yes! I didn't but I easily could have.
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.
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