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Dewey the Library Cat

A True Story
Narrated by: Laura Hamilton
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Abandoned in a library book-drop slot in the dead of winter, the small kitten who came to be known as Dewey Readmore Books miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. When librarian Vicki Myron found him in the morning, she wrapped him in her arms, gave him his first bath, and then introduced him to his new home: the library.

Dewey charmed Spencer, Iowa’s library-goers, young and old, with his ability to know just which visitors needed a friend. And as word of his heartwarming tail - or rather, tale - spread, Dewey gained worldwide fame as proof positive that one small cat could change a struggling town, one person at a time.

In this adaptation of the number-one New York Times best seller Dewey, everyone’s favorite library cat inspires a new audience of listeners with his story of courage, survival, and above all, love.

©2008 Suzanne Toren (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Dewey the Library Cat

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Very entertaining and a good read for young and old alike.

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  • lynn
  • El Cajon, Ca
  • 04-08-16

If you are a cat lover this is a must-read.

If you are into cats or any other animals this is a wonderful human interest book. It will make you laugh and it'll make you cry. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

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Adorable Story

This was one of the first audiobooks my kids really connected with, likely in part because there are very few "characters" to keep up with. The story telling is done well and the writing is simple enough yet captivating enough for kids to keep requesting we continue the story.

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Our family loved this book!

Great story and great performance! We just finished listening to it on our summer road trip to Minnesota and we are considering visiting Dewey's grave and the Spencer Library our on way back home to the west. It is a very sweet and touching story. The kids and I are cat lovers but even my husband laughed and enjoyed the reading.

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great for cat lovers . a wonderful true story .

may the memory of Dewey live on forever. the story is told with great love.

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WONDERFUL!!!

What a great book! So loving & well written; obviously by a cat lover!!! It made me laugh and it made me cry...

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Very sad but also very fun.

It was so fun that I finished it in 5days and when Iwas done I cried 6 times without anybody noticing.

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amazing

I loved this book . the end made me cry . I'd say this is my favorite book , and cats are my favorite animal.

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Sweet story that will make you wanna have a cat!

Would you consider the audio edition of Dewey the Library Cat to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Yes, I would not humanize Dewey, I mean, the parts where the author pretends Dewey is talking as if he were saying something to her. I'd use more what I thought he was supposedly thinking.

Which scene was your favorite?

The one where he(Dewey) finally climbs on Cristal's wheelchair and for the first time in years, this handicapped girl is able to express something, she "squeals", as the author describes, in joy and she gets this expression on her face, it's like she finally was able to express something that has been inside her forever. It is amazing what that cat did for the people.

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

The one I mentioned above.

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Dewey the library cat

Very good book. Sad in spots when dewey deys. In all of the book very sweet.☺

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  • 04-24-19

If you love cats, listen to this book.

It is a wonderful book, that shows how cats are the best. I really enjoyed this book and know you will too.