The sequel to the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob continues the remarkable adventures of James and Bob showing - through new stories - how Bob's extraordinary street wisdom has shown James the meaning of friendship, loyalty, trust - and happiness.
"Since Bob had appeared, I'd made huge strides in my life. For more than a decade I'd been a homeless drug addict. I'd been lost to the world and forgotten what was important in life. Now I'd got myself back on my two feet, but as I put the past behind me, I was still stepping unsteadily into the future. I still needed help in the right direction. Bob was 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 bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob James, with Bob's help, has begun to find his way back to the real world.
©2013 James & Bob Limited and Connected Content Limited (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton
If you enjoyed "A Street Cat Named Bob," you'll enjoy this one too. James Bowen continues his story of life on the streets with Bob. Kristopher Milnes is easy to listen to. Highly recommended!
I tend to listen to my audiobooks in the car and like to be entertained. Anything with a good storyline. Fiction is my preferred bag
It's definitely in the top 10 at the moment
too many to mention as a cat lover and owner I can appreciate so many Bob moments such as the worm scene, dog companions, mad women trying to steal Bob, cycling through London with Bob, Bob on the bus, Bob envy and so many more.
Bob is a dream, this follows on from Bob by James Bowen, I just love everything about this cat. I have found this so enjoyable and it has been a really easy listen but its not froth and sympathy it is an enlightening tale of the bond between man and cat. This dispels myths about cats being indifferent to people and shows their true nature, that any cat owner will recognise.
James & Bob live in London and sell the Big Issue, as a recovering drug user Bob gives James a sense of purpose and their bond grows stronger everyday. It is heartwarming, easy going and I couldn't wait to get to the end to see how their life unfurls.
That this is true story is even more brilliant and I wish James and Bob continued happiness and literary success.
Enjoy - share it on a car journey with the kids
The story of Mr Bowen and Bob, the stray cat that adopted him, is quite well known now, especially since it's been made into a move - even if the movie is a somewhat sanitised and jumbled retelling.
Both books are unabridged and Mr Bowen is to be congratulated on being so honest about himself and his relationship with others. This honesty does mean that there are some sections of the book that are difficult to listen to or are particularly emotional. Mr Bowen could have easily painted himself as a wounded hero - but as he says himself, he is no saint, and if younger people are listening then this is perhaps something to be remembered - expletives have been bleeped but it doesn't lessen the impact of one particular section of the book where Bob is not having a nice time.
The narration is excellent. Mr Milnes reads expressively and with emotion - his vocal style is a little hoarse and natural rather than a "cut glass" accent, which works perfectly for these books. I rarely find an audiobook with narration I'd highly recommend (there is this and The Martian read by Mr Bray) - but the narration here reminds me how good audiobooks can be when superbly narrated.
I'd highly recommend this audiobook.
Such an honest portrayal of life in the streets and what an animal can do for your own self esteem, would highly recommend this book to young and old generations, a real insight into how other people live each day
Humbling ..this book about one mans climb back to society is enlightening. What ever you may imagine life is like for a recovering addict you may find you are so wrong...
Bob shines a light into James dark world and helps James find a way out...enjoy their journey together...
I have always been 'a reader'. People may class this as a lazy hobby but even from the trashiest books you can learn something of value!
I have read A Street Cat Named Bob and listened to The World According to Bob and enjoyed both. The narrator was excellent.
Because I am 'a cat person' obviously Bob. The bond between James and Bob is so telepathic.
I just can't get enough of the details regarding this story and even follow James on Facebook. I am also looking forward to the film. I just missed seeing Bob whilst I was in a shop in Notting Hill. I only saw the cameraman with 'A Street Cat Names Bob' written on the camera. Pity.
This is one of the most heart warming books I have ever listened to. I listened to it every morning on my morning commute, laughing and sighing in equal measure. I was really sad when I finished it, it brought joy and light to my day.
The power of an animal to improve the life of a human.
Yes - if travelling this would be ideal
Patiently waiting for the next book!
"Thank God, A Sequel!"
I'd listen to this book again because I couldn't get enough of the first book. This was another life-disrupting, "cover-to-cover" listen for me; I just kept wanting to know what was going to happen. This isn't only an animal/buddy book, it's also about trying to rise from circumstances with few resources. How do Bob and James survive? Put food on the table? How does one of the invisible members of society get sick, find care... and still make rent? Bob and James have become a bit of a sensation, but has that changed their situation in any way? Seriously, how do people on the street live?
Bob's complete devotion to James is unwavering and causes so many memorable moments. In this book, one learns how James really, really considers what kind of a life he can offer his cat: can he give an animal security and care when he's not sure of his situation from day to day? But animals make their own choices, don't they?
As I said about the previous book, Kristopher Milnes brings an authenticity to the narration that can always make or break a story. It works so well here. My only complaint is that, unlike the first book, here, for some inexplicable reason, someone decided to "beep" the limited profanity. Very jarring to the listener, unnecessary, and heck, kind of laughable.
It's a stand up and cheer book. It's a shake your fist to the sky because of a crappy hand dealt book.
Again, this book is just too short. It's kind of painful to spend a credit (miser that I am) on such a short book, but, as I'll be listening to it again, what the hell! It's well spent, and was an audiobook that I've recommended to friends and family who have discovered audible!
"Most enjoyable cat story"
The wonderful meaning a relationship with a cat can give to your life.
When Bob woke James when they reached the bus stop, preventing them to go way past home.
Well I just loved knitting whilst someone read me the book. Kris managed to actually sound like a recovering drug addict, street person.
The epilogue - and the meaning this story gave to the last days of the dying lady.
Due to this book I will always view people who sell the Big Issue differently, and I pray that more people's lives will be touched by a cat. I would love for James to write more books so that we can follow his progress in his life. I'll keep a lookout James - well done and thanks for the heart warming tale.
i love cats to begin with. it opened my eye and cleared up some false notions i had about the homeless and drug user.
such a moving and inspirational story. loved it from beginning to end. great narrator too! will recommend to any cat lover, especially those with gingers! What an extraordinary tale!
Great follow up the the previous book. Delightful reads,,looking forward to the next. Give them a look.
""BOB" IS KING!!!!"
This was a wonderful story. I truly enjoyed both of James books. Recommend 100%
"Precious, inspiring story!!"
I absolutely loved this book as much as the first and didn't want it to end. Thank you, James!
"A very touching story of human and animal relation"
A heartwarming story of recovery from addiction to drugs. It's a beautiful book full of hope inspite of insurmountable difficulties living on the streets and eking out a bare living selling magazines. Not sentimental or soppy, just a beautifully told story of fortitude.
"Another great book about Bob and James"
I laughed and had many times of thought while I heard this book. I looked up the things on the Internet to see them in action, it was great. I am so glad that James' life got turned around and still wish I could meet them. Great story and book.
"Thank goodness for a sequel"
I loved all of it! It was great to hear more stories and learn how the book came about.
I loved it when Bob sensed danger, he defended him and James when someone was trying to steal James backpack! What a clever kitty cat.
He was great and made the story a real pleasure to listen to.
I loved the epilogue and even had a wee tear in my eye when it ended. I am a cat lover and love the bond that people can form with their pets.
I really hope this gets turned into a movie or more books. He is such a character and him and James are so lucky to have found each other. I just couldn't get enough of this story, they were both finished far too fast!!! I have been telling anyone and everyone about Bob and James. I wonder if I can teach my cat Chloe to high five :)
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