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Since Bob has appeared, I've made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I was a homeless drug addict. I was lost to the world and had forgotten what was important in life. Now I've got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I'm still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still need help in the right direction. Bob is always there to offer guidance and friendship.' James and his street cat Bob have been on a remarkable journey together.

In the years since their story ended in the best-selling A Street Cat Named Bob James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world. Almost every day, Bob provides moments of intelligence, bravery and humour, at the same time opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust - and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life-threatening danger. As they high five together for their crowds of admirers, James knows that the tricks he's taught Bob are nothing compared to the lessons he's learnt from his street-wise cat.

©2014 James & Bob Limited and Connected Content Limited (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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I wish the book were longer!!

I really enjoyed reading this sequel. I need more stories from James & Bob!! Highly recommended!

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What did you love best about The World According to Bob?

If you are interested in reading something that has a little bit of everything, I would highly recommend this as it contains them all: Love of animals, a powerful treatment on life on the streets, understanding one's self and just a little bit of the mystic and wonder of the Universe. That may be overkill but I have to say, I found all these things in this little book. Sometimes it was a trek listening as James Bowen endured many hardships during his life but somehow managed to turn his life around and continue on. I am so glad he did and that I finished listening. But even more so, I am so glad Bob appeared in his life to be both a companion and a teacher, a protector and the glue that held it all together until James got a firm foothold on his own.

Have you listened to any of Kristopher Milnes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The narrator, Kristopher Milnes, performs James' voice in such a way that I fully believed I was listening to the writer. Bravo!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The ending was perfect. Touching and complete at this point of their lives. We all face struggle, pain and adversity and James and Bob had their fill of this. But their relationship and the goodness that resulted gave me hope for us all. Love, gentleness, patience and perhaps just a bit of guidance from I know not where, can just pop out and change everything.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to any future books about James and Bob. I would love continue to travel alongside them on this journey called life.......

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extraordinary Bob, the cat

I loved it. It was very easy to listen. wanted to hear every word.

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a wonderful, uplifting story

a story about two unlikely characters that save each other in a rough world

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the world according to bob

As I listen to the 2nd book I find this pairs life amazing. I love listening to Bob's story along with his human James. God Bless You

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Thank you, James 😊

I absolutely loved the audiobook The World According to Bob by James Bowen, narrated by Kristopher Milnes. This is the 2nd audiobook I've listened to about Bob and James; the first was A Street Cat Named Bob, which I thoroughly enjoyed as much as this one!! Hearing about their adventures and day-to-day interactions kept me engaged from start to finish. I remember when I listened to the first book, I was so sad when it ended. I literally listened to it all in one day, and I kept saying that I can't believe it's already done. So, this time, I paced myself and spaced out my listening over the course of a week, so it would last longer. Still, it ended too soon, and I wanted to hear more. After looking around a bit, I was thrilled to learn about the movie (which I loved!!), as well as more audiobooks! I plan to listen to A Gift from Bob and The Little Book of Bob very soon. Yay!

There isn't anything I disliked about the storyline. James Bowen wrote a wonderful story about his life with Bob. So many parts reminded me of all the happy times I had with my kitty, BooBoo, who I miss dearly to this day. ❤ I loved how the descriptions and details made me feel like I was right there alongside them every step of the way...laughing and crying through life's ups, downs, joys, and sorrows. 

The narration by Kristopher Milnes is outstanding. I have no idea if James and Kristopher's voices even sound the same, but in my mind they do. As I listened to the story, I felt like James was the one telling it to me. The first book was also narrated by Milnes, so when I started this one, it was like being with an old friend again, without any time lost. I’m definitely happy I chose the audiobooks over just reading the print books because I was able to enjoy the story and the narration at the same time, which were both equally amazing!

Without hesitation, The World According to Bob by James Bowen, narrated by Kristopher Milnes is deserving of 5/5 stars across the board! I loved every minute of it! I highly recommend this audiobook to fans of memoirs and personal stories, as well as animal lovers, especially those who hold a special place in their hearts for cats. 

Thank you so much for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. :-)

James, if you read these reviews, I just want to say thank you so much for introducing Bob to the world and sharing pieces of your lives with us all. I recently learned of Bob's passing, and I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. While nothing I can say will ease your pain, knowing how much your story made an impact on my life will hopefully bring a smile to your face. You have both brought me a great deal of joy and filled my heart with love; I am very grateful for that. Thank you so much.
❤ #RIPBob ❤

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From a cat lover

The book was an easy listening and definitely heartwarming book. I plan to read or listen to all the books in the series. Well done!

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Bob and James: the Magic of Love

In the first book of this series, A Street Cat Bamed Bob, James Bowen struggles through dark days of escaping his dependence on drugs and living on the street when a ginger tom enters his life. Slowly, the love of a unique cat, more soulmate than pet, begins to pull James from the shadows of depression and destitution. Their story continues in this second tale that takes them onward in James' quest for independence and security. They face ill will, thieves, and injustice and finally achieve public acclaim as James' first book about his remarkable feline sidekick becomes an international best seller.

If you love cats and their special relationship with us, you will be entranced with Bob. And maybe your faith in love (and karma) will be a little stronger too.

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great story

loved it, such a great story of hope in this crazy world! well done James and Bob.

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Inspiring

Inspiring. Well done James and Bob! James and Bob's relationship is one of divine appointment.