The World According to Bob

The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat
Narrated by: Kristopher Milnes
Series: A Street Cat Named Bob, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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.

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very uplifting story

listening to this story really made me think, treat everyone with respect, do not look.down at people who are homejess and have nothing or barely have anything. buy them food as well.as their animals if they have animals. very inspiring story. Be thankful for what you have, little thibgs in life thst are important sad to.hear Bob passed away, he was definitely a character. Rest in peace Bob Cat. hope you are doing well still and staying off the streets Mr Bowan.

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One Was Enough!!

I fell in love with Bob, the Street Cat, who gave James, the busker, a new outlook on life, in the first book:A Street Cat Named Bob(James Bowen): And How He Saved My Life. I know people who have taken cats out on leads, but I loved the idea of James walking down the street with a cat on his shoulder. The idea of a cat staying on anyone's shoulder, while the person is walking boggles my mind. I think one book was enough and was disappointed in the second book. It had a couple of good chapters, but I was hoping, by now, that someone would be helping him to get a job.

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loved it❤a great story of hope faith and love. If you are a cat lover you will understand Bob.

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Fulfilling

Another great story about Bob - a lucky cat and lucky person who found him. A wonderful gift for both. It is amazing how there can be such connections between a cat (or other animal) and humans. A fulfilling and enjoyable read!