A Street Cat Named Bob

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 873 ratings

A Street Cat Named Bob 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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  • Book 1

    • A Street Cat Named Bob

    • By: James Bowen
    • Narrated by: Kris Milnes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great story for cat people and animal lovers

    • By fiona on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • A Street Cat Named Bob

    • And How He Saved My Life
    • By: James Bowen
    • Narrated by: Kristopher Milnes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577

    When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself - the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet, James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent, but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, never imagining that he would see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Three Cheers for Bob and James!

    • By Gillian on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • The World According to Bob

    • The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-Wise Cat
    • By: James Bowen
    • Narrated by: Kristopher Milnes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 145

    The sequel to the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob continues the remarkable adventures of James and Bob showing - through new stories - how Bob's extraordinary street wisdom has shown James the meaning of friendship, loyalty, trust - and happiness. "Since Bob had appeared, I'd made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I'd been a homeless drug addict. I'd been lost to the world and forgotten what was important in life. Now I'd got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I was still stepping unsteadily into the future."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thank God, A Sequel!

    • By Gillian on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The World According to Bob

    • The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat
    • By: James Bowen
    • Narrated by: Kristopher Milnes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish the book were longer!!

    • By Amy Runner on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $20.99