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Cat Out of Hell Audiobook

Cat Out of Hell

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Publisher's Summary

A cottage on the coast on a windy evening. Under a pool of yellow light, two figures face each other across a kitchen table. A man and a cat. The story about to be related is so unusual yet so terrifyingly plausible that it demands to be told in a single sitting. The man clears his throat, and leans forward, expectant. 'Shall we begin?' says the cat….

©2014 Lynne Truss (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A truly inventive comic writer." ( Irish Times)

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    mollymoon1 21/03/2014
    mollymoon1 21/03/2014
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    "Unusually gripping"

    I would like to say this whole story is the most peculiar and I would congratulate Lynne Truss on the genious of her imagination. I could not really tell from reading the initial introduction of this book what the whole content would be and yet it was funny, sad, hideous in some places, (especially the description of the library room), and I would say that although the story initially, for me, appeared to be a lighthearted story about a speaking cat, is a very sinister and dark murder that you know would just make a great television film. Mike Grady narrates the book well and is clear and easy on the ear. Cat Out of Hell is a brilliant title and just about describes the book perfectly, however, I did not really take it as seriously as the content of the book is. This book is not for pussycats, but I would highly recommend it if you are looking for something dark and satanic.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jill Roermond, Netherlands 27/04/2014
    Jill Roermond, Netherlands 27/04/2014 Member Since 2017
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    "An unexpected pleasure!"

    I hadn't read anything by Lynne Truss before - I'd been rather wary of her as I wasn't that impressed by the excerpts I had read of her (in)famous grammar book. I found myself with an hour to fill and a generous free sample of 'The Cat out of Hell' that fitted the time available perfectly... and it hooked me totally! I hastily bought the rest of the book and enjoyed it enormously.

    The narration is wonderful, especially the voice of Roger the cat. Recommended listen, especially for cat-lovers!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Vivienne 07/07/2017
    Vivienne 07/07/2017 Member Since 2008
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    "Brilliant black comedy"

    I really enjoyed this book & laughed out loud in places. Witty send up of horror genre!

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    molly68 26/04/2017
    molly68 26/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant! Imagine if Edgar Allan Poe wrote comedy..."

    I loved this book. It was so refreshing to listen to something unlike anything else I've read. I really wasn't sure if I'd like it but decided to give it a go. I'm so very glad I did. It was read perfectly. Just the right narrator for this book. The quality of the narration was excellent. It was read effortlessly with stunning characterisation and great humour. When I discovered today that the sequel is on audible I bought it immediately. Thank you so much to the author, narrator and all involved in production, for a highly entertaining few hours.

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    Miss Z Cook 30/03/2017
    Miss Z Cook 30/03/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining and worth a listen."

    For the first half of this book I was hooked, but the end was a little weak and far fetched for me. Still the performance is great and engaging. Definitely worth a listen and I can see how some people would completely love it.

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    Mangogarden Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom 07/03/2017
    Mangogarden Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom 07/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "nice short story, funny and interesting"

    Fun story to pass my time. However I'm not entirely sure if the story was tied up together that well

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    Teresa Cooper 13/01/2016
    Teresa Cooper 13/01/2016
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    "Not all cats come from hell."

    Narration was very good. However I found the story dropped off in the middle and I skipped 1 1/2 of the chapters. I don't think I'd recommend this title, but there are people out there in audible land who would enjoy this story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Emma L Lower 27/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting and enjoyable"
    What did you like most about Cat Out of Hell?

    I liked the fact I didn't know what was going on for quite some time. I have listened to it a couple of times now, and really enjoyed the characters and the plot.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Roger because deep down he wanted to do the right thing.


    What does Mike Grady bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He was able to give each of the characters their own personality and I got the feeling he enjoyed reading it too.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the two cats went down the well together.


    Any additional comments?

    I like Lynn Truss and admire her writing very much. She seems able to deliver different styles easily, and her books are always enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Foo 01/12/2015
    Foo 01/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Wiggy, Roger & The Captain"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would strongly recommend this book as I became very quickly immersed in the strange story of talking cats and the 'true' theory of the nine lives. I don't want to give too much away but it is equally as strange as it is dark.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cat Out of Hell?

    When we are first introduced to the Captain and his evil ways of trying to find the one worthy colleague. Roger will soon become your favourite but the brutal beginnings with the captain were brilliant.


    Which character – as performed by Mike Grady – was your favourite?

    Roger without a doubt, as a cat owner I can well imagine and sometimes swear I can see my cat having the same or similar thoughts. The narration is brilliant from Mike Grady very distinct characterisation with plenty of malice.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What you always suspected but never wanted to be true about your feline friends!


    Any additional comments?

    Please Lynne Truss give us more Cats from Hell.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 17/04/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun"

    Despite some of the darker material explored in this book I would describe this story as fun, Mike Grady does some wonderful voices ranging from the hapless Wiggy to the delightful Roger (my favourite). The story is well rounded and nicely resolved if a little daft but that only adds to its charm.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    25/09/15
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    "Purr-fectly Middle"

    I was first drawn to the story because of the author's extremely famous Eats, Shoots & Leaves, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Cat Out of Hell is definitely an odd, unexpected journey with some humorous moments, but not driven by humor as I was expecting.

    This story wasn't bad exactly, but it took a bit for me to get into it; I found the beginning with Wiggy slow and preferred when the story switched to Alec. Honestly, I get the feeling that the humor is a bit too British for my American understanding. Of course that is really not the writer's fault since she's British.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jksullycats
    Monroe, GA USA
    05/03/17
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    "Just so unique, well told, and about cats. What else could you want?"

    The narration was fantastic. I've read some reviews that didn't like the first part. I'm not sure why. For me, it was so refreshing to find a story line that's so off the beaten path and the characters (feline or otherwise) were great. I see there is another in the series that I plan to start right away!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K
    Davidson, NC, United States
    20/01/17
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    "Enjoyed this book"

    I may never look at my cat in quite the same way. The humor was British, but if you prefer the BBC version of Sherlock, you'll be a step ahead in your appreciation. Loved the characters and the narration. Well done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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