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The Kicking the Bucket List Audiobook

The Kicking the Bucket List

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Publisher's Summary

Mum always knows best....

The stunning debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French.

Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee, sensitive and big-hearted; Rose, uptight and controlled; and Fleur, the reckless free spirit.

At the reading of their mother's will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with very tricky strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's bucket list.

But one year doesn't seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. Can they grow up for once and see that Iris' bucket list was about so much more than money?

©2017 Cathy Hopkins (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Warm, wise and full of heart.... I absolutely loved this book." (Lucy Diamond, author of Summer at Shell Cottage)

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    lucy oxfordshire 26/04/2017
    lucy oxfordshire 26/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    I really enjoyed this book. The story was mesmerising. Funny, poignant and absorbing. I laughed and cried frequently. Extremely impressed and highly recommended. One of those books that has affected me quite deeply and that I won't forget

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lily. 12/08/2017
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    "This is an amazing brilliant book ."

    This was a great story.everyone should read this.i have really enjoyed every moment.sadness and light.!

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    Neil Chauhan 30/07/2017
    Neil Chauhan 30/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Pleasant, easy read."

    Pleasant/nice book, will not set the Thames on fire but ok if you are not after a challenge.

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    AliBerks 25/07/2017
    AliBerks 25/07/2017
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    "Surprisingly good!"

    Not my usual book but loved it! very emotional. I will say no more for fear of ruining the surprise!

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    ShiriBiri 23/07/2017
    ShiriBiri 23/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Anyone with a complex relationship with their siblings will relate"

    Really beautifully narrated, and the story is very compelling. It describes very gently and beautifully a complex relationship between the three sisters in older age, and gently reminds us things aren't always what they seem in life. Truly heartwarming. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Mama C UK 06/07/2017
    Mama C UK 06/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting, shame about the 'self-helpidness'"
    What did you like most about The Kicking the Bucket List?

    Good story, well narrated and poignant


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were great and believable...


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found it engaging, but as the story moved on I couldn't help wondering if it might be better on the self-help section. It's attention to detail in the loss and grieving process started to disengage my interest as a novel, but could easily see how it would be helpful to others.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    amber 05/07/2017
    amber 05/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "fabulous"

    loved it ! great story ... will search for others by this author now ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    michele Charlton 29/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "fab u louse"

    loved it, didn't want it to end, it was funny and sad and up lifting

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    Nell 25/03/2017
    Nell 25/03/2017
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    "Slow"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    Has The Kicking the Bucket List put you off other books in this genre?

    No


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    No one.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the worst book I have ever downloaded. It's slow, and it is very slowly read to you. Within ten minutes I had to check the speed of the app, as I was convinced the speed settings of my audio app had changed, nope it unfortunately was the book. <br/><br/>I would not recommend this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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