The World According to Bob

  • by James Bowen
  • Narrated by Kristopher Milnes
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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- Carianti

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!
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- B. Susanne Brown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books