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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (149 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Finden, Kristopher Milnes Narrator: Sandra Duncan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781442349988
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Casper became a national celebrity when newspapers ran the story of the amazing cat that regularly took the No. 3 bus on 11-mile journeys around his home town, Plymouth, in Devon. While his devoted owner, Susan Finden, had wondered where her elusive pet was disappearing to each day, Casper was brightening the lives of countless commuters as they went about their business. Bus drivers, too, were getting well-acquainted with Casper, and notices went up in their depot alerting staff that a very special passenger might board their vehicle. In fact, he became a mascot for the bus company, and pictures of him and Susan adorned No. 3 buses.

When Casper was sadly killed by a car in early 2010 messages of sympathy flooded in from places as far a field as Australia and Argentina. It quickly became clear that Casper and his remarkable story had touched the lives of so many people around the world.

Movingly told by the owner who loved him dearly, Casper the Commuting Cat

is the touching story of a very special black-and-white cat who rode the bus and stole our hearts.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry | 1/26/2014

    " it was ok nothing special to write home about and to be fair all pets are special in thier own way it doesnt mean we should all go and write books about them. I also found the bits souposidly written by Casper a bit odd but it was a nice little afternoon read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucy Smith | 12/29/2013

    " Only read this because my neighbour helped contribute to it and it's about a cat. It's cutesy and heart warming and Caspar is a cool cat, but meh, that's about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alrun | 12/2/2013

    " Don't forget the tissues while reading the story of this amazing cat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 12/2/2013

    " I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Casper is a wonderful little cat and this book made me both laugh and cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annenz | 9/20/2013

    " I loved this book and couldn't put it down. Casper is a wonderful little cat and this book made me both laugh and cry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Riem | 3/10/2013

    " What I was expecting is not what I got. I suppose the story of a cat that rides the bus, politely queueing up with other travellers, is cutesy-pie, but how to cobble some ideas together into some sort of literature-now that is the thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona | 1/24/2013

    " Touching yet heart warming read, I had never heard of Casper's tales before but thanks to a friend who reviewed the book sometime ago I bought it and was not disappointed. Did make me think of our family pet Spot the cat I had as a teenager. Tissues at the ready if you are going to read this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 12/25/2012

    " Picked up this on the bookshelf at holiday hotel. A quick read for cat lovers - would love to have seen Casper on his travels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 emslibbooks | 11/5/2012

    " If you are a cat person, you will love this. A woman who keeps bringing cats home, loving them all - but one that she particularly loved. And it's a true story - check it out on You Tube. But my dog is sitting at my feet, wondering how I can betray him by writing about cats so I had better stop. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anni | 9/5/2012

    " Quick, sweet but repetitive book - gives you nice reassuring feeling that pets are very much part of the human condition in our modern introspective disparate communities - it's easier to relate to pets than complicated humans! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holliekins | 8/9/2012

    " Another true story about an adventurous moggie who would find an adventure each day, eventually settling in Plymouth and getting the bus to town and back each day. He became a local hero, a worldwide news story and was even used in transport advertising campaigns. A lovely heart-warming story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/2/2012

    " Was lovely. I couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maya | 1/28/2012

    " Such an amazing story really enjoyed reading it i would've loved to have known Casper such a gorgeous natured cat, RIP Casper "

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About the Narrator

Sandra Duncan is a multi-award winning actress who has appeared as Mrs. Birling in An Inspector Calls, as Bernarda in The House of Bernarda Alba for Shared Experience, and in the West End productions of Abelard and Eloise and The Secretary Bird. Her television credits include appearances in Midsomer Murders, Silk, and as a series regular in Westgate for SABC. She lives and works in London.