When Simon, an orphaned young cat, is smuggled on board HMS Amethyst, his simple life amidst the streets of Hong Kong is transformed into an adventure fit for heroes.
Bringing joy and compassion to those on board, Simon is the only puss to have been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the highest honour for animal gallantry in wartime.
Based on the true events of Amethyst's Yangtze Incident, Simon's quirky yet emotional cat's-eye narrative is sure to move and entertain all who listen to it.
©2014 Jacky Donovan (P)2015 Jacky Donovan
It's very different from my usual fare but I love this narrator so I thought I'd give it a try. I found it fascinating although I was confused who the regular audience would be as some of it was quite childlike and some very much not so. The period is captured wonderfully. And Simon's story is amazing.
Simon is obviously the hero, but I really loved the crew members.
She has such an amazing range of characters and accents - especially since most of them are male. She makes the story make complete sense and adds a dimension and depth that couldn't happen just reading the book.
Simon - you're just drawn into his whole story.
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