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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:44 am 
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I just finished this story on audible, and it really is a very memorable book, especially for cat lovers.

http://smile.amazon.com/Cat-Daddy-World ... =cat+daddy

It's somewhat tragic, I'm not going to lie, but it's a story you won't forget, and along the way, Jackson does impart quite a bit of cat behaviorist lore, in addition to telling a compelling story. One neat thing about the audiobook in particular, is that the author himself reads it. One warning though is that this book is a very adult book and not suitable for kids. I do highly recommend it though. Like I said, it's an unforgettable story.

For me, it's about a toss up between this one and "A Streetcat Named Bob" as my favorite cat-related novels.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:21 pm 
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Thanks, Brian. I've been meaning to get this book. And I do so love James' and Bob's story! You can't help but love the cat stories. I subscribe to emails from Jackson and he sent one out about his book! I just haven't had time to get it yet. I tape every episode of My Cat From Hell and have learned so much from him.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:16 pm 
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I love "A Streetcat Named Bob"! I also love the Dewey and Homer books. I am a sucker for a cat story. I will have to check out Jackson's book, I didn't know he had one out.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:57 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
I tape every episode of My Cat From Hell and have learned so much from him.


Geez, I didn't even know about this show, glad you mentioned it! Now that I read the book I'm kind of infatuated by him, so I downloaded the first two seasons from itunes and was watching those until the wee hours of the night/morning last night. Really great stuff!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:46 am 
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Thank you Brian, for the book recommendation and I have also now discovered My Cat From Hell and am totally hooked! Makes my two 10 month old boys look like little angels... Plus it's helping me through what already seems like a very long World Cup! Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:00 am 
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Oh my goodness, what a great book! I want more, I hope he writes another! :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:06 pm 
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By the way, to anyone who does audible and might be considering this book, it is the book of the day on Audible right now, for $2.95. It's a special treat because Jackson himself is the reader. A must for cat lovers imo.

http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/ ... s=center-2

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:15 pm 
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Thanks, I never heard of Audible (like their logo). Now I have something interesting to listen to during my daily commute.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:36 pm 
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CMYKjill wrote:
Thanks, I never heard of Audible (like their logo). Now I have something interesting to listen to during my daily commute.


Oh wow, and there are LOTS of good cat stories on Audible. Dewy, Homer, Chicken Soup, and lots lots more :) Once you get going on audible you won't be able to stop, lol

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:10 am 
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I would never find time to listen to an audiobook. As it is, I constantly have to put down anything I'm reading to see what Raiden is crying about. Sometimes it can take me months to get through a book, period! Always appreciate the great information, Brian.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:32 pm 
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It's actually pretty enjoyable. I listened to it in the car yesterday and this morning. This weekend I plan to play it through my sound system and listen while I do house work and while relaxing outside with my kitties. They love it when I spend time with them out on the patio. I got a couple of the other cat books Brian recommended last year for Christmas presents, but I never actually read them myself. Maybe they will be next up on the audible list.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:16 pm 
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Other recommended audible cat stories:

These are the other of the "Big 4" books, for cat stories as far as I'm concerned (including "Cat Daddy")

1. The Homer book on audible is extra-awesome because the author does an interview at the end
http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/ ... B002V1OD04

2. Dewey
http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/ ... 945&sr=1-1

3. Bob
And of course there is a followup book to this one which is just as good
http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/ ... 025&sr=1-1


Also, these are really fun, cat-themed murder mysteries. Very well written (and read):
http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thr ... B00DDX7NQA

The author is thankfully quite prolific. I finished book 3 recently.

The "Chicken Soup" ones vary wildly in quality. Some of the stories are touching, others are awful, and some are just misguided.
http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/ ... B004F1MHYC

This is next on my read/listen list (I'll let people know when I'm done):
http://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Ma ... B0035A7M30

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:58 pm 
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Dewey and Homer are STILL on my list and they are on my wish list on Amazon. I just haven't placed an order yet. Things are working out great for James and Bob -- I hear they are casting a movie and James is opening up a Cat Cafe in London -- raised a boatload of money for it. Who would have thought a book about a recovering drug addict and a stray cat would have turned into multiple books. Then again, Bob is a very special kitty.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:41 pm 
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My favourite books are

Cat daddy

A street cat named bob

Dewy

Casper the commuting cat

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:22 am 
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Casper eh? I haven't heard of that one. I'll look for it.

I guess I never did follow through and writeup a review of "Oscar" so here it is...
http://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Ma ... B0035A7M30

It's kind of a scummy book in that they clearly promote it as a book about a cat, but in reality, that is just a marketing gimmick. The cat plays a really minor role in the book, and what it is REALLY about is dementia. It is about a doctor who treats people with dementia, and all the struggles his patients have, and the struggles their families have, and the struggles the doctor himself has, and about the facility that he works in and so forth. And oh by the way there are cats in the facility and one that visits people just before they die. That's it, that's the book. It is somewhat instructive, and pretty well written, but it's one of the most depressing books that I've ever read. I definitely can't recommended, and consider their marketing efforts sleazy to try to sell this to people who have a soft spot far cats.

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