Garfield the Movie

  • by H.S. Newcomb
  • Narrated by Edward Herrmann
  • 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Life couldn't be sweeter for Garfield. Parked on a comfortable overstuffed chair in front of the TV, feasting on his favorite dish (lasagna), he's the master of his universe. That is until his owner, Jon, takes in sweet-but-dimwitted pooch Odie, turning Garfield's perfect world upside down. Now Garfield wants only one thing: Odie out of his home and life! But when the hapless pup disappears, Garfield, maybe for the first time in his life, feels responsible. With an uncharacteristic amount of energy and courage, Garfield manages to pull himself away from the TV and spring into action. He's on a mission to save Odie, and get back to his beloved chair!

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not all I expected

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.
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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2004
  • Publisher: Random House Audio