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The Cows Audiobook

The Cows

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Publisher's Summary

Fearlessly frank and funny, the debut adult novel from Dawn O'Porter needs to be talked about.

COW [n.] /kaʊ/A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by date; one of the herd.

Women don't have to fall into a stereotype.

The Cows is a powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life, each needs to find her own voice. It's about friendship and being female. It's bold and brilliant. It's searingly perceptive. It's about never following the herd. And everyone is going to be talking about it.

©2017 Dawn O'Porter (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"A funny, smart, kind, incredibly truthful book about women...all the shame, judgement, envy and love that being alive and female entails." (Polly Vernon)
"Smart and insightful." (RED)
"Dawn's writing is addictive - fearless, beyond feisty and seriously funny." (Mel Giedroyc)
"Funny and excruciating. You'll think about it for weeks!" (Kristen Wiig)
"I loved it. Funny, moving, twisty.... Wow! I couldn't stop reading it." (Jill Mansell)

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    Hippynat 24/05/2017
    Hippynat 24/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome"

    Feminism how it should be, honest and gory in its detail ( but not in a horrid way!) it was really well written and (key) really well read by different actors and Dawn - I haven't been able to stop listening! I've enjoyed it immensely and cannot wait for more by Dawn. I loved her other books (though I'm definitely not a teenager) but this was more realistic and I felt really connected to the characters.Such a gem of a book I'd recommend it to women and men such a breathe a fresh air from chick lit. Go read it 😊

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MISS 03/05/2017
    MISS 03/05/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Best book I've listened to for years!"

    This book had me gripped right from the start. The characters are all likeable and have their own very different stories which end up cleverly interwoven. Every woman should read this book - can't wait for her to write another!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bronagh 16/04/2017
    Bronagh 16/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Highly Recommend"

    Loved it! Such an empowering story of female solidarity, couldn't turn it off! Well done D O' P x

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Hannah J. Burt 07/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Good all round."

    Good book but a little long in places. I would recommend this book how ever it's a little to far fetched in places. But worth a read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    N 19/05/2017
    N 19/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant book, I couldn't turn it off"

    This is a great, funny intimate companion of a book. I'm recommending it to all my femal friends.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jalopy Uk 10/06/2017
    Jalopy Uk 10/06/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "Didn't want this book to finish!"

    I enjoyed this book so much I didn't want it to finish, and I can't wait for Dawns next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly UK 07/06/2017
    Kelly UK 07/06/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "Disappointing"

    Started off with promise but I couldn't connect with the characters as they were somewhat cliched.

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    Fiona 04/06/2017
    Fiona 04/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Did not live up to review"

    A reflection of some women's lives. Some of it just did not add up. I didn't find it funny, not particularly enthralling in terms of literary skills. Overall unimpressive

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mel Chambers 02/06/2017
    Mel Chambers 02/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Totally fab, listen now!"

    Great, you'll love it. Readers/voices are excellent. Unexpected twists, very funny too. Definitely worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    hollye 19/04/2017
    hollye 19/04/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic!"

    I have been telling everyone I know about this fantastic book! I laughed, I wept, and above all I thought: this book is a wonderful window into the idiosyncrasies of womanhood, and the complex relationships we have with each other and ourselves. One of the best books I've picked up in a very long time. Dawn O'Porter's writing is witty, moving, and thought-provoking, and the narration is perfectly suited to the story. If in doubt, definitely give this a listen.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "I listened to it anyway..."

    One of the reviews I read for this book said "cringe-worthy", and shortly into the story I realized it absolutely IS cringe-worthy... but I am SO glad I listened to it anyway! This book is unlike any I have ever read or listened to, and I am so glad that I didn't miss out. I cringed, I laughed out loud more than once, I found myself almost in tears at one point, and now I'm sad that it's over, but happy that I read it. Easily 5 stars

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon34678
    31/05/17
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    "Highly recommend, one of my favorites"

    Fantastic plot and character development, important messages in the content. Really loved this book! Go for it!

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  • Ruth F. Greenberg
    21/04/17
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    "Light yet poignant and completely engaging"

    A really good read that is well written and well-narrated. I highly recommend this very contemporary, funny, a little bit outrageous, engaging read that seems like a light "chick-flick" in book form but is actually an edgy feminist tale.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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