• by James Bowen
  • Narrated by Alistair McGowan
  • 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A special audio edition for children age 11 and above.
"We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob."
James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won.
A purrfectly true "tail" of love and friendship to make you smile!


What the Critics Say

"This is a revealing glimpse of London's underbelly and the resourcefulness needed to survive it. But mostly it's a love story that will make your heart purr." (Daily Mail)


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Customer Reviews

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Short but powerful

The story may be short, but it packs a wallop emotionally. I really really enjoyed this story, and was extremely moved by James and his wonderful cat. The reader was excellent also, gritty, perfect for the role. Highly, highly recommended!
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- GameMaker "Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker."

Inspiring story of rehabilitation

What made the experience of listening to Bob the most enjoyable?

Alistair McGowan did a great job with the various accents.

What did you like best about this story?

James Bowen was so courageous in revealing his struggles to clean up his life for the sake of the cat who depended on him.

Which character – as performed by Alistair McGowan – was your favorite?


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


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- Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2013
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton