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I like cats- and Garfield was a love as a child. So I picked this book as something entertaining to listen to that would remind me of my childhood.
I have a mixed feline about this book.
First of all, Edward Hermann is probably the best reader I have ever encountered on an audio book. His deep voice as a narrator, and his getting into character for the voices of Jon, Garfield, Odie, Nermal, and other assorted human and felines, is brilliant. On this sstrenghth alone I would recommend this book.
However, the plot left me cold once the book was halfway through. Yes, the first part of the book is wonderful, when it deals with Garfield and his daily life.
The book then goes into Garfield rescuing Odie when Odie gets dognapped, and is forced to do acrobatic trip for his new sadistic owner on TV.
That could be upsetting to a child. I know it was upsetting to me, because I don't like to hear about people abusing animals.
So I have mixed reaction to this book. If Odie had just been dognapped and not slightly abused I would highly recomment it.
As of now- use a bit of caution if you have small children. Odie getting a collar and getting shocks if he didn't behave could upset them.