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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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    Amazon Customer 17/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"

    From cover to cover I loved every minute of this book! I laughed, cried, cringed and blushed. I'd never read anything from Dawn O'Porter before but i will be eagerly awaiting her next book!

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    Amazon Customer 06/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic. Couldn't stop listening."

    This is a book I will recommend to friends. It was well written, well paced and, best of all, the characters were relevant, well developed and believable. The author paints a fascinating picture of womanhood and feminism in the 21st century, particularly focusing on the irrepressible impact of the internet in modern day life.
    The story gets a little out there at the end but it was so enjoyably put together that I didn't mind much. The only other slight criticism I have is that it addressed only a very few of the issues significant to modern feminism and ignored the rest. We got motherhood, workplace sexism, heterosexual promiscuity and that's it. A very minor criticism because there's obviously a limit to how many topics can feature in a novel. I think I kept coming up with more "but what about...?" questions than the author answered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 22/04/2017
    22/04/2017
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    "Great story, only 1 complaint that the"

    narrator for Cam mispronounces "says"; doesn't change the dipthong to the EH sound. So annoying!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • ROBIN
    SODDY DAISY, TN, United States
    20/04/17
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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
  • K80
    27/07/17
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    "Fabulous"

    This is the most riveting book I've read in ages! Well done! Thought it was wonderful.

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  • 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.

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  • Hippynat
    24/05/17
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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 😊

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Beth Jones
    7/07/17
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    "My favourite Audible listen so far! By a mile!"

    And there have been loads, trust me! Truly excellent and delivered on every level. A must listen for anyone.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs Hannah
    7/06/17
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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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • MISS
    3/05/17
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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!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • N
    19/05/17
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • caroline taylor
    12/07/17
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    "Love love love!"

    Oh my god I loved this book so much! The characters were so relatable and this book is the realist representation of modern life I've read!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ali
    5/07/17
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    "Best book I have ever read"

    Captivated me from beginning to end
    Excellent characterisation and exceptional storyline
    Highly recommend this brilliant

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bronagh
    16/04/17
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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

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel McNeice
    10/09/17
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    "Could not have finished it quicker than I did! "
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tara! She seemed so alive!


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The different voices for each girl was a great touch- they all had such different personalities it was even better to separate narrators aswell.


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

    I was embarrassed multiple times on the train laughing/ smiling at this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely loved this book, highly recommend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Katie M
    6/09/17
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    "Really entertaining funny brilliantly written"

    Really good story Funny sad thrilling all rolled into one Well performed Couldn't stop listening

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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