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Publisher's Summary

Cats have always been wonderful companions and playmates that brighten and enrich our lives but they are also amazing teachers. In this audiobook, cat lovers, both lifelong and reluctant, share what they have learned from their furry companions. Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat will delight listeners with humorous, heartwarming, and inspiring stories about lessons our feline friends and family members have taught us.

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©2005 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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About Half the Stories Are Good

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would prune out the bad and inexplicable stories and replace them with better ones, or even just leave them out entirely.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

There is no ending, it's a series or little anecdotes.

Did Fred Stella and Teri Clark Linden do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

This *is* an improvement from the other Chicken Soup book about cats, where both the male and female parts were read by a woman. The trouble is that the guy's voice is really not very appropriate for this type of reading.

Could you see Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

About half the stories are really good. Funny or touching or heart-warming or all three. The problem is that the rest of the stories are inexplicable, or stupid, or just plain misguided. For example there is a story about an owner who declawed her cat, then had the cat go live outside (what an idiot) and then get balled out for doing so by her "mean" neighbor. Huh? And then there is another where a woman adopts a crippled cat, and she adores it but then lets it outside where it gets killed by a car. Nice! A lot of the stories are a testament to human stupidity of the cat owners more so than they are about any special qualities that the cats possess. But like I said, about half the stories are very good and touching.

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what I learned from the cat

as a proud cat owner of 13 cats. loved these stories and the appreciation they gave me of being a cat mom. I would not change a thing. This book has taught me a lot. thank you

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Good book!

Movie very goodbook! Comforting and full of love for the wonderful cat!every good way to show how wonderful animals can be!

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Melt my heart

What made the experience of listening to Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat the most enjoyable?

Having just lost my beloved cat it allowed me to see how much other people loved theirs

Who was your favorite character and why?

There are too many to list, so many personalities!

What does Fred Stella and Teri Clark Linden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Like they were sitting next to me relating stories of my favourite animal

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

Suffice to say I cried a lot and laughed a lot