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Summary

Jackie loves her family. Sure, her teenage children can be stroppy. Her husband a little lazy. And providing round-the-clock care for her Alzheimer's-ridden mother is exhausting. All Jackie wants is for her children to have brighter futures than she did. So long as Martha, the eldest, gets into university and follows her dreams, all her sacrifice will be worth something...won't it?

©2015 Amanda Prowse (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Prowse handles her explosive subject with delicate skill.... Deeply moving and inspiring." ( Daily Mail)
"A powerful page-turner." ( Closer)

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Predictable

Would you try another book written by Amanda Prowse or narrated by Amanda Prowse?

The narration by Amanda Prowse was excellent but I am unlikely to try another book by the same author - the story was too predictable and the characters too extreme, and not really believable.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The basic stroy was OK but there was no subtlety in the way it was written; the dialogue was clunky and the characters' actions and reactions were overplayed

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I thought Amanda Prowse did a good job

Was Perfect Daughter worth the listening time?

It was just about worth it, but I couldn't recommend it as anything other than a beach read.

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GRIPPED FROM START TO FINISH

What did you like most about Perfect Daughter?

Brilliant story about an ordinary family that I think everyone can relate to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved them all, little Jonty was hilarious! But Pete comes across as lovely. Jacks is fab and her friend Gina funny, can't choose one...

Which character – as performed by Amanda Prowse – was your favourite?

Jacks. She sounded warm and lovely. I took every step with her.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Every woman's story...

Any additional comments?

Thoroughly enjoyed this, can't recommend highly enough. You hear it said, but I really did laugh and cry. Prowse is a natural story teller. Brilliant, just brilliant.

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lovely story and couldn't put it down

I really enjoyed this book.i imagined all the characters and the homes they lived in I felt like I was watching a movie

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Beautiful story

What a lovely story. Amanda puts so much feeling into the narration , and so true to life s sadness and joys ,
Maura o Hanlon

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Really enjoyed listening to this great book

Really enjoyed listening to this great book read by the author thank you Mary anymore of your great work

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Another masterpiece

This book has been a pleasure to listen to. There are many twists and turns and it surprises you so many times. It also takes you further into the story than most modern fiction does and you see what happens after the main theme has finished.

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Lovely story

Loved the Narrator, her accent made the story all the more believable. Story was heartfelt and so true to life with all the families ups and downs. Felt I could relate to the characters and they were all likeable in their own way and all brought the story together so well. They got there in the end and there was the happy ending I had been waiting for. Would recommend to friends and family.

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Not the best I've ever listened to

Very boring in parts. Predictable storyline. No surprises. Ok if you really have nothing else

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  • Chris
  • WEST BYFLEET, United Kingdom
  • 01-11-15

Good

This story is very good but slightly predictable. I liked the interaction with the aging mother and the fact that women have no time, but I did guess the end half way through. On saying that it is a good listen, and Amanda Prowse reads her own book very well.

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  • Ann D
  • Newcastle, England
  • 12-09-15

Pretty good!

Have you listened to any of Amanda Prowse’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard her before, but she was extremely good.

Any additional comments?

This engaged me early on, but then went a little flat for me. I was seriously considering returning it, when in chapter 20, it suddenly picked up and was very good to the end. If the rest of the book had done the job as well as the later chapters, it would have justified 4*.