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Where Has Mummy Gone?

A Young Girl and a Mother Who No Longer Knows Her
Narrated by: Denica Fairman
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

The true story of Melody, aged eight, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care.

When Cathy is told about Melody's terrible childhood, she is sure she's heard it all before. But it isn't long before she feels there is more going on than she or the social services are aware of. Although Melody is angry at having to leave her mother, as many children coming into care are, she also worries about her obsessively - far more than is usual. Amanda, Melody’s mother, is also angry and takes it out on Cathy at contact, which again is something Cathy has experienced before. Yet there is a lost and vulnerable look about Amanda, and Cathy starts to see why Melody worries about her and feels she needs looking after.

When Amanda misses contact, it is assumed she has forgotten, but nothing could have been further from the truth....

©2018 Cathy Glass (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Bad Narration

Cathy Glass is obviously well regarded and I admire her work and writing, what an amazing woman....but listening to this on audible was like listening to the narration of a Peppa Pig episode, there was no warmth to it at all and I felt like it was explaining the story to a child. I had to stop listening as it was really irritating. Such a shame. Sorry

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another amazing book <br />

amazing and it was well narrated loved it so much it's definitely a massive 5 stars

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tearful yet joyous read

As with many Cathy glass books this tells a story involving an inside to children in her care . wonderfully written and read. Brought a tear or two to my eyes . thanks Cathy

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fantastic story

another fantastic story from cathy glass but very teary at end and happy as welll

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Not for me

The story is sad of course but I couldn't emphasise as it felt like it was a case study rather than a book, the narrator reads this like she is talking to under 10's in a classroom. Started but will not finish as the narrator spoiled it for me. And coming from a social care and healthcare background I dont think it rang as true as it could of really read.

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A heartfelt book

Always a pleasure to hear about how children from all walks of life are given another chance of life.

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Foster Care

A fascinating view of adoption and fostering. Test jerking at times but sharing the wonderful work undertaken by these people. Will certainly read more of these books.

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Where Has Mummy Gone

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was taken in by the writers performance. I would highly recommend this to anyone/everyone who listens to Audiobooks

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So good!

I absolutely love Cathy glass books, even better in audio, I feel like I am actually there watching the whole story in real life.......I also like that you have updates on your web page of where your foster children are at now, because after reading the books I always wonder where they are at now and if they are doing well in life.

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Another amazing book

Cathy glass is a amazing author can't wait for the next one. Really enjoyed I could put it down