"It wasn't that Sugieh was particularly wicked. It was just that she was a Siamese." Animal lovers Doreen Tovey and her husband acquire their first Siamese kitten to rid themselves of an invasion of mice. But Sugieh is not just any cat. She's an actress, a prima donna, an iron hand in a delicate, blue-pointed glove. Sugieh quickly establishes herself as queen of the house. First published over forty years ago, this warm, witty and moving story has never gone out of style; a truly enjoyable read for anyone who's ever been owned by a cat. Doreen Tovey has written over a dozen books, which have sold over 100,000 copies in eight countries.More
"The most enchanting cat book ever." (Jilly Cooper)
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Wonderful whimsical story, but not well produced.
Probably not because the humour and comedy is much better read in your own head.
Solomon throwing up on the church lady.
The performance had some glaring faults that should not have made it past editing. There was one section where the line was repeated after the narrator seemed to lose her place. And another place where she stumbled over the words, then tried again.
I don't blame the narrator. I'm sure this happens with narrators at times, but should have been corrected with editing.
I do however blame the narrator for the poor phrasing and odd pauses. Not a good job by all involved.
You could never make this book into a movie. That is a laughable thought.
I had this book as a child and read it again many times growing up. I grew up with Siamese cats, and this story so charmingly illustrates the Siamese cat nature.
But the audio version was a disappointment. Not only for the actual narration errors, but the accent and phrasing including badly places pauses by the narrator was off putting and it just didn't capture the same tone I expected.
- Fleur Williamson