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More Cats in the Belfry [UNABRIDGED]
by Doreen Tovey | Audiobooks
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 7/15/2003
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by GoryDetails): travelling


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, July 15, 2003

8 out of 10

This is an audiocassette version of Doreen Tovey's "More Cats in the Belfry," one of her series of funny and touching autobiographical books about her Siamese cats, other pets, and neighbors. "Cats in the Belfry" and "Cats in May," the first two books, are my favorites - in fact, in my opinion "Cats in the Belfry" is a classic among cat-books. But this one has its own charm, although in the beginning it's rather poignant; Tovey's husband Charles has died, and several of the previous Siamese have as well, so for a while it's a litany of loss... In part this is just Tovey catching the readers up on what happened to the animals mentioned in previous books, but there have been recent losses as well. After one cat went missing, Tovey finally decided that the remaining cats will only go out if she's there to watch them every minute. High time, too...

The story's not all somber, by any means. Tovey's a practical woman, and though she clearly misses Charles and thinks of him often, is quite prepared to figure out how to chain-saw her own firewood when she has to. There does seem to be more about the other villagers in this book, perhaps because there's no Charles to chat about, but the cats somehow wind up starring in most of the anecdotes - like the one where Tovey has locked herself out of the house after the cats have been locked in for long enough to have dire need of fresh litterboxes. Tovey rushes from window to window trying to find a way in, while the cats follow her around from inside, yowling in best Siamese fashion and making dire threats directed at the drapes... [There's some "senior moment" stuff going on here that had me laughing out loud. There, but for the grace of God, go I...]

This is an ex-library copy, but the tapes are all in very good condition. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, July 25, 2003

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I'm sending this out in a bookring. Mailing order:

SalDragski (TX)
AmberLee17 (CA)
leitora (Portugal)
Winkiemoon (Portugal) *added*
crestfallen (Portugal) *added*
gata (Portugal) *added*
GoryDetails (NH)

Please journal the book when you receive it, and PM the next person in line for their address so you'll have it handy when you've finished listening to the book. Journal again with your comments when you're ready to send it along. Hope you all enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, August 01, 2003

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Controlled release:

I've sent this to BCer SalDragski in Texas, to kick off the bookring.  


Journal Entry 4 by SalDragski from San Antonio, Texas USA on Monday, August 11, 2003

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Just received today. Will start listening to it this week on my way to and from work. Sal 


Journal Entry 5 by SalDragski from San Antonio, Texas USA on Wednesday, August 20, 2003

4 out of 10

Quaint and cute stories of felines. 


Journal Entry 6 by AmberLee17 from Stockton, California USA on Saturday, September 06, 2003

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Oops, this came in earlier this week -- Thursday and just getting caught up. I adore my cats and look forward to listening to this book.

Hmmm, I have some Toveys in my family tree -- I wonder if the author is a distant relation? 


Journal Entry 7 by AmberLee17 from Stockton, California USA on Sunday, November 30, 2003

9 out of 10

I FINALLY finished this and it is in the mail to Leitora; P.O. estimates it will arrive Fri. 5 Dec.

I laughed, cried and most of the emotions in between with these great tapes. I apologize for taking so dang long with them. At first I was freaked out (stupidly so) because a friend had recently loaned me her FAVORITE book on tape and it died in my machine. I had SUCH horrors of being the cause of another tape fatality... One I 'got back on the horse' so to speak, I was delighted and enthralled with Tovey's writings. I could SO imagine the cat adventures. Thank you for introducing me to a new author who has brought me such joy. It was also rather nice to be able to 'read' a book while doing holiday preparation. (We have just finished our Thanksgiving holiday here in the states and I had a LOT of prep work to do...)

Sorry I was so remiss about keeping this ring timely. 


Journal Entry 8 by leitora from Porto - Paranhos, Porto Portugal on Friday, December 05, 2003

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Fri. 5 Dec. it was!!!! Great. Just pick it up from the post office, and can't wait to hearing them!! Neither can my CAT! 


Journal Entry 9 by Winkiemoon from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Tuesday, December 23, 2003

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Unfortunately I only heard the first tape, it´s very complex to my English. 


Journal Entry 10 by Crestfallen from Barreiro, Setúbal Portugal on Thursday, January 08, 2004

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Received today! thanks!
Can't wait to listen to it - my first audio-book! I wish we could also have this kind of book in Portugal... 


Journal Entry 11 by Crestfallen from Barreiro, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, January 23, 2004

10 out of 10

I really enjoyed my first Audiobook experience. It's a pity we don't have these here in Portugal. It was like being told a tale when you were about 6/8 years old... wonderfull.. relaxing.. and the delicious british accent! :)

Besides the story was basicly about cats, and I live with 3 cats myself.. they are wonderfull companions.. :)

Thank you GoryDetails for the opportunity! :) 


Journal Entry 12 by Crestfallen from Barreiro, Setúbal Portugal on Tuesday, February 03, 2004

10 out of 10

This book is going to gata to brighten up her winter days...:) 


Journal Entry 13 by gata from Figueira da Foz, Coimbra Portugal on Monday, February 09, 2004

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ok, my first audio-book has just arrived today!
hope i can hear it soon!
 


Journal Entry 14 by gata from Figueira da Foz, Coimbra Portugal on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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sorry about taking so much time, but i wasn't able to understand the story, because i have a very limited english vocabulary :(
so I passed the tapes to my DreaMaker so he could tell me the story...

but he couldn't finished it because of his school tasks...
thanks, anyway, and sorry again...

august 6th
it's on it's way home!!
 


Journal Entry 15 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, August 12, 2004

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The tapes arrived back home safely, and in surprisingly good condition considering all the traveling they've done. Thanks to all who participated in the bookring!

Update: I've given the tapes to my sister in New York. 


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