The World According to Bob

  • by James Bowen
  • Narrated by Kristopher Milnes
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. I still needed help in the right direction. Bob was 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 bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world.


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Customer Reviews

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Thank God, A Sequel!

Would you listen to The World According to Bob again? Why?

I'd listen to this book again because I couldn't get enough of the first book. This was another life-disrupting, "cover-to-cover" listen for me; I just kept wanting to know what was going to happen. This isn't only an animal/buddy book, it's also about trying to rise from circumstances with few resources. How do Bob and James survive? Put food on the table? How does one of the invisible members of society get sick, find care... and still make rent? Bob and James have become a bit of a sensation, but has that changed their situation in any way? Seriously, how do people on the street live?

What was one of the most memorable moments of The World According to Bob?

Bob's complete devotion to James is unwavering and causes so many memorable moments. In this book, one learns how James really, really considers what kind of a life he can offer his cat: can he give an animal security and care when he's not sure of his situation from day to day? But animals make their own choices, don't they?

Which character – as performed by Kristopher Milnes – was your favorite?

As I said about the previous book, Kristopher Milnes brings an authenticity to the narration that can always make or break a story. It works so well here. My only complaint is that, unlike the first book, here, for some inexplicable reason, someone decided to "beep" the limited profanity. Very jarring to the listener, unnecessary, and heck, kind of laughable.

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

It's a stand up and cheer book. It's a shake your fist to the sky because of a crappy hand dealt book.

Any additional comments?

Again, this book is just too short. It's kind of painful to spend a credit (miser that I am) on such a short book, but, as I'll be listening to it again, what the hell! It's well spent, and was an audiobook that I've recommended to friends and family who have discovered audible!

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- Gillian

Most enjoyable cat story

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

The wonderful meaning a relationship with a cat can give to your life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The World According to Bob?

When Bob woke James when they reached the bus stop, preventing them to go way past home.

What does Kristopher Milnes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Well I just loved knitting whilst someone read me the book. Kris managed to actually sound like a recovering drug addict, street person.

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

The epilogue - and the meaning this story gave to the last days of the dying lady.

Any additional comments?

Due to this book I will always view people who sell the Big Issue differently, and I pray that more people's lives will be touched by a cat. I would love for James to write more books so that we can follow his progress in his life. I'll keep a lookout James - well done and thanks for the heart warming tale.

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- Adele

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2013
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton