• A Street Cat Named Bob

  • By: James Bowen
  • Narrated by: Kris Milnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-15-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (48 ratings)

Regular price: $15.98

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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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4 out of 5 stars
By fiona on 04-09-12

A great story for cat people and animal lovers

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to any of my friends who have ever had a connection with an animal. This is a delightful and simple story of two beings finding each other and affecting each others' lives

What did you like best about this story?

It took me a little while to get used to the narrator, the style was simple and casual. I enjoyed the imagery of Bob perched atop shoulders, travelling with him to work unperturbed.

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

This story made me smile a lot, recollecting pets long since past. I have a soft spot for ginger cats

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By alice on 05-16-18

love it!

i watched the movie first. cats are special to me as well. i was captured by this story..very good!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rosie and Duncan on 07-08-13

Fell in love with James and Bob!

If you could sum up A Street Cat Named Bob in three words, what would they be?

Love, Luck and Special.

What did you like best about this story?

It's a true story and I loved hearing how they saved each other. It was lovely to hear their story, the special bond they created and you couldn't help but love them both.

Which character – as performed by Kris Milnes – was your favourite?

This is a hard time but I'd have to say Bob the cat, followed closely by James.

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

Oh yes definitely, in fact I almost did. I didn't end up getting much sleep that night as I couldn't stop listening. I always wanted to know what was next.

Any additional comments?

This book touched me from the very beginning, such a special true story. Even as I remember listening to the story now I have a smile on my face and happy memories. This really is a very special book, a truly amazing true story and the narrator really made listening to this book a pleasure. As soon as I finished the book I wanted to know more and went searching for the videos of Bob that had been mentioned. I was in love with Bob already and only fell more in love when I saw the videos. Both Bob and his owner James are truly special, I finished this book wishing I could talk to them both...to meet them. I also raved about the book to my husband who started to listen as soon as he had the chance. Highly recommended, fantastic true story and the narrator was truly amazing too.

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5 out of 5 stars
By D on 04-08-12

inspiring listen

This is a lovely listen. I would love a cat like Bob. Heartwarming audio book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By alison on 09-06-16

Delightful

This was a delightful, charming yet thought provoking book. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the bond that developed between James and Bob. It also gave me some insight into the harsh realities of what life on the streets must be like for those more unfortunate than ourselves. An enjoyable book, not just for cat lovers.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Qwerty1 on 07-06-14

Great for cat lovers

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Easy to listen to, few characters, and no complex plot to follow.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bob.

What three words best describe Kris Milnes’s performance?

Could be more natural sounding.

Any additional comments?

If you are a cat lover, you will enjoy this, and it's a true story too.

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