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A Street Cat Named Bob Audiobook

A Street Cat Named Bob

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Miss F E Macdonald
    2/23/17
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    "street cat Bob"

    great story and enjoy lisening to how there life unfolded. I was glad to hear their life become better over time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/17/17
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    "great"

    great story wish it lasted a bit longer much better than the film went into more detail

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dee Dee
    2/12/17
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    "Uplifting story spoiled by narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    James Bowen's review of his life on the streets is enlightening and humbling - what a resilient man. It was fascinating to hear his story and how Bob gave him the confidence to fight back at life.Unfortunately I found the audio version of this book irritating. The male narrator put on different voices for the characters which were inappropriate at times. eg. women/Caribbean/gay/wealthy/thug etc. This detracted from my enjoyment which was sad.Great book but poor choice of narrator in my opinion.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • fran
    2/1/17
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    "Wonderful story... so glad It had a happy ending 😁"

    I spent a great deal of my reading time dreading a disaster,
    I really engaged with James and won't ever push past a Big Issue seller again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cazza
    Chichester, UK
    1/29/17
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    "Rivetting!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Street Cat Named Bob to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bob, of course. What a great cat.


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

    The tone of the narration was perfect and conveyed the atmosphere of street busking and the struggle to make ends meet and come off drugs perfectly.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth listening to again. A heat-warming story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    1/24/17
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    "a must read for any cat lover!"

    brilliant book! highly recommended from anyone who has a love of cats. Also a real insight into life on the street of London for any one who is homeless or struggling in life. uplifting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • steeledarren1973
    1/23/17
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    "Nice."

    Really liked this audio book.
    Interesting listen.
    Ups and downs of life, Homelessness, a battle with addiction and of course Bob.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Georgina Hollaway
    1/20/17
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    "Beloved story for cat lovers and anyone!"

    An uplifting true story of a drug addicted, almost homeless man who finds himself the companion of a truly intelligent ginger tom. They find each other at the low points of their lives and being each other up to the high. I would recommend this book to any cat lover or those who love an uplifting story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    1/17/17
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    "fantastic "

    Fantastic read, i used it to get me through my run at the gym, takes your mind off what you are there for. Excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    1/5/17
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    "Thought provoking story"

    Great narration but story slightly repetitive in places but this gets across the harsh reality of living on the streets. Worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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