A Street Cat Named Bob

  • by James Bowen
  • Narrated by Kris Milnes
  • 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kris Milnes's uplifting performance of a story that has captured the hearts of the nation will bring you a new level of appreciation and empathy for author James and his faithful furry companion.
The phenomenal number one best seller about best friends James and Bob. Now a major motion picture starring Luke Treadaway.
Shortlisted for: Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year - Specsavers National Book Awards 2012
When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts. A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who hears it.

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Fell in love with James and Bob!

If you could sum up A Street Cat Named Bob in three words, what would they be?

Love, Luck and Special.


What did you like best about this story?

It's a true story and I loved hearing how they saved each other. It was lovely to hear their story, the special bond they created and you couldn't help but love them both.


Which character – as performed by Kris Milnes – was your favourite?

This is a hard time but I'd have to say Bob the cat, followed closely by James.


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

Oh yes definitely, in fact I almost did. I didn't end up getting much sleep that night as I couldn't stop listening. I always wanted to know what was next.


Any additional comments?

This book touched me from the very beginning, such a special true story. Even as I remember listening to the story now I have a smile on my face and happy memories. This really is a very special book, a truly amazing true story and the narrator really made listening to this book a pleasure. As soon as I finished the book I wanted to know more and went searching for the videos of Bob that had been mentioned. I was in love with Bob already and only fell more in love when I saw the videos. Both Bob and his owner James are truly special, I finished this book wishing I could talk to them both...to meet them. I also raved about the book to my husband who started to listen as soon as he had the chance. Highly recommended, fantastic true story and the narrator was truly amazing too.

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- Rosie and Duncan

inspiring listen

This is a lovely listen. I would love a cat like Bob. Heartwarming audio book.
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- D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-03-2012
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton