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Bob: No Ordinary Cat | [James Bowen]

Bob: No Ordinary Cat

A special audio edition for children age 11 and above. "We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob." James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won. A purrfectly true "tail" of love and friendship to make you smile!
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Publisher's Summary

A special audio edition for children age 11 and above.

"We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob."

James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won.

A purrfectly true "tail" of love and friendship to make you smile!

©2012 James Bowen (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton

What the Critics Say

"This is a revealing glimpse of London's underbelly and the resourcefulness needed to survive it. But mostly it's a love story that will make your heart purr." (Daily Mail)

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    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 09-13-13
    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 09-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Short but powerful"

    The story may be short, but it packs a wallop emotionally. I really really enjoyed this story, and was extremely moved by James and his wonderful cat. The reader was excellent also, gritty, perfect for the role. Highly, highly recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann ROCKY HILL, CT, United States 09-12-13
    Ann ROCKY HILL, CT, United States 09-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Inspiring story of rehabilitation"
    What made the experience of listening to Bob the most enjoyable?

    Alistair McGowan did a great job with the various accents.


    What did you like best about this story?

    James Bowen was so courageous in revealing his struggles to clean up his life for the sake of the cat who depended on him.


    Which character – as performed by Alistair McGowan – was your favorite?

    James.


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

    Yes.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Birmingham
    9/28/13
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    "An inspiring story of our time"

    This is the true story of a cat bringing purpose and structure to one man's life whilst touching a whole community. For those of us who have never sold the big issue it also gives an education of how and why this is a wonderful chance for a return to self worth but has limitations for those with out good levels of intelligence and organizational ability. It would be a hard person who is not challenged about how we treat those at the bottom of the financial heap
    This all sounds rather worth and dry but it is an enjoyable story which is unforgetable

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  • Meena
    London, United Kingdom
    5/29/13
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    "Very ordinary book"

    I expected a lot more from this author. This book is very boring. Need to introduce more life and characters into the story. Looking forward to better books.

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  • Mrs
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    5/18/13
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    "Cataclismic!!"

    Omg thus brought tears to my eyes, being a cat lover myself. will certainly look at big issue sellers in a different light.

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  • nigel
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    4/3/13
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    "Not much to say"

    Don't bother...very boring. A complete waste of money could recommend this to any one not even cat lovers.

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