When you are an inoffensive retired librarian with bitter personal experience of Evil Talking Cats, do you rescue a kitten from the cold on a December night? Do you follow up news items about cats digging in graveyards? Do you inquire into long-ago cats who voyaged around the world with Captain Cook? Well, yes. If you are Alec Charlesworth, that is precisely what you do - with unexpected and terrifying consequences.
©2016 Lynne Truss (P)2017 W F Howes Ltd
"Rollicking, ridiculous and hilarious novel by one of Britain's funniest writers." (Saga Magazine)
This is the second in the series and I enjoyed it just as much as the first for the same reasons. I'm so excited that it seems a third may be set up and I just can't wait (although it seems I will have to). I find myself going back 30 seconds or so several times throughout so that I can listen to certain parts again because they are so clever and funny. Thank you Lynne Truss for this amazing series and these wonderful characters.
I loved that Mike Grady did the narration again. I love that I can use all of the same adjectives to describe this book as I did "Cat out of Hell". I enjoyed every single word of this book and in fact am listening to the series over again.
It is the most unique series I have ever listened to and I truly hope there is a third book on the way soon!
They are all my favorite.
Wiggy- the part where he is talking to Alec about how cute the kitten is, idk, it almost killed me
Audiobooks really make my commute a lot more interesting!
Funny, strange, unique
What I liked best about this story was how strangely unique it was. There were some hilarious lines that I had to bookmark to play for people because the lines coupled with the extremely proper sounding British narrator just made it.
I've never listened to Mike Grady, but I will look through his narrations because I really enjoyed his performance.
Several moments in this book stood out for various reasons.
When I chose this book, I didn't read the description clearly enough to realize this was a sequel. However, the story stood on its own and i was able to follow it. Now I'm going to go out of order and read the first one.
I saw that this book was related to another, but as it wasn't listed as a series, I figured it wasn't a direct sequel... it most definitely is. You *can* follow it, but only because it recaps the first book essentially spoiling that for you should you be interested in it all.
Unfortunately, I also found the book kind of annoying. I realise it's very popular so I may be alone in this, but it kind of seems like a cat book written by a dog person. It makes lots of jokes supporting the 'cats really couldn't care less about you' stereotype, which I assume almost anyone who's actually lived with a cat knows not to be true. Basing humour on untruths kind of makes jokes fall flat for me. Wanted to like it, but unfortunately didn't.
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