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Cat Out of Hell Audiobook

Cat Out of Hell

A cottage on the coast on a windy evening. Under a pool of yellow light, two figures face each other across a kitchen table. A man and a cat. The story about to be related is so unusual yet so terrifyingly plausible that it demands to be told in a single sitting. The man clears his throat, and leans forward, expectant. 'Shall we begin?' says the cat….
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A cottage on the coast on a windy evening. Under a pool of yellow light, two figures face each other across a kitchen table. A man and a cat. The story about to be related is so unusual yet so terrifyingly plausible that it demands to be told in a single sitting. The man clears his throat, and leans forward, expectant. 'Shall we begin?' says the cat….

©2014 Lynne Truss (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A truly inventive comic writer." ( Irish Times)

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    ER 09-25-15
    ER 09-25-15

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    "Purr-fectly Middle"

    I was first drawn to the story because of the author's extremely famous Eats, Shoots & Leaves, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Cat Out of Hell is definitely an odd, unexpected journey with some humorous moments, but not driven by humor as I was expecting.

    This story wasn't bad exactly, but it took a bit for me to get into it; I found the beginning with Wiggy slow and preferred when the story switched to Alec. Honestly, I get the feeling that the humor is a bit too British for my American understanding. Of course that is really not the writer's fault since she's British.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • mollymoon1
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    3/21/14
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    "Unusually gripping"

    I would like to say this whole story is the most peculiar and I would congratulate Lynne Truss on the genious of her imagination. I could not really tell from reading the initial introduction of this book what the whole content would be and yet it was funny, sad, hideous in some places, (especially the description of the library room), and I would say that although the story initially, for me, appeared to be a lighthearted story about a speaking cat, is a very sinister and dark murder that you know would just make a great television film. Mike Grady narrates the book well and is clear and easy on the ear. Cat Out of Hell is a brilliant title and just about describes the book perfectly, however, I did not really take it as seriously as the content of the book is. This book is not for pussycats, but I would highly recommend it if you are looking for something dark and satanic.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jill
    Roermond, Netherlands
    4/27/14
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    "An unexpected pleasure!"

    I hadn't read anything by Lynne Truss before - I'd been rather wary of her as I wasn't that impressed by the excerpts I had read of her (in)famous grammar book. I found myself with an hour to fill and a generous free sample of 'The Cat out of Hell' that fitted the time available perfectly... and it hooked me totally! I hastily bought the rest of the book and enjoyed it enormously.

    The narration is wonderful, especially the voice of Roger the cat. Recommended listen, especially for cat-lovers!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa Cooper
    1/13/16
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    "Not all cats come from hell."

    Narration was very good. However I found the story dropped off in the middle and I skipped 1 1/2 of the chapters. I don't think I'd recommend this title, but there are people out there in audible land who would enjoy this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Emma L Lower
    12/27/15
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    "Interesting and enjoyable"
    What did you like most about Cat Out of Hell?

    I liked the fact I didn't know what was going on for quite some time. I have listened to it a couple of times now, and really enjoyed the characters and the plot.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Roger because deep down he wanted to do the right thing.


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

    He was able to give each of the characters their own personality and I got the feeling he enjoyed reading it too.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the two cats went down the well together.


    Any additional comments?

    I like Lynn Truss and admire her writing very much. She seems able to deliver different styles easily, and her books are always enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Foo
    12/1/15
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    "Wiggy, Roger & The Captain"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would strongly recommend this book as I became very quickly immersed in the strange story of talking cats and the 'true' theory of the nine lives. I don't want to give too much away but it is equally as strange as it is dark.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cat Out of Hell?

    When we are first introduced to the Captain and his evil ways of trying to find the one worthy colleague. Roger will soon become your favourite but the brutal beginnings with the captain were brilliant.


    Which character – as performed by Mike Grady – was your favourite?

    Roger without a doubt, as a cat owner I can well imagine and sometimes swear I can see my cat having the same or similar thoughts. The narration is brilliant from Mike Grady very distinct characterisation with plenty of malice.


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

    What you always suspected but never wanted to be true about your feline friends!


    Any additional comments?

    Please Lynne Truss give us more Cats from Hell.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/17/15
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    "Fun"

    Despite some of the darker material explored in this book I would describe this story as fun, Mike Grady does some wonderful voices ranging from the hapless Wiggy to the delightful Roger (my favourite). The story is well rounded and nicely resolved if a little daft but that only adds to its charm.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • franjangle
    UK
    10/30/14
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    "Just the story for hallowe'en"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Entertaining story, subtle and funny


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

    Listening in the dark, oldy characters come alive, feline characters have style


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

    Your cat will look different tomorrow


    Any additional comments?

    Light and dark at the same time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. G. Penfold
    Stirling UK
    4/8/14
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    "E cel lent"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    An excellent listen well written and read with good humour and dark twists, if you are not a cat person and find them a bit scary this may just confirm all your fears


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    WOKING, United Kingdom
    4/4/14
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    "A very enjoyable read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I like the twists and turns in the plot and the way that the end is far removed from what one might imagine in the beginning.


    What other book might you compare Cat Out of Hell to, and why?

    Some kind of magic. Because it is rather different and "out of the box".


    Which character – as performed by Mike Grady – was your favourite?

    Roger, the cat


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Its a reasonably easy read but not too lightweight or shallow. It has an unusual plot and lots of surprises as you go through each chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    HOVE, United Kingdom
    3/10/14
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    "Mmmmarvelous little listen"
    Where does Cat Out of Hell rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great little listen . Story has some lose ends but thats shouldn't put you off. A very entertaining read about a talking cat, a man and the devil. Finished it a weekend.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cat Out of Hell?

    enjoyed it all. But thought the ndog called Watson was quite endearing


    Have you listened to any of Mike Grady’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No - great narrator. Quite impressed he pulled of a talking cat..more than one in fact.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the ending


    Any additional comments?

    I used my £10 voucher for this and wasn't dissappointed at all. Great little listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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