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Perfect Daughter

Narrated by: Amanda Prowse
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
4 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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This book did not get my interest, even though I read the full first chapter. Depressing and boring

I would like to have my credit back please. So not worth being depressed. Please Refund

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Failure

Story was so predictable that I found myself guessing the plot before it all happened.

Audio dropped out a couple of times on this one.

Pretty disappointed as other books by this author have been good.

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Love it

Amanda Prowse always knows how to make me laugh and cry. This book is another masterpiece and I can't wait to read more!

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  • fletchek
  • 03-01-2016

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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  • Fiction Squirrel
  • 09-07-2015

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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  • glengem
  • 07-04-2019

Perfect title, perfect story. a read for all

Loved it, a good read for me personally. I can relate to this. Can recommend

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  • Hazel
  • 11-07-2018

delious read and evoked all my emotions



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I really enjoyed the audio version of this book. This really makes the story come to life. As usual, Amanda has a strong woman as the main character. Moreover I loved the Ida story line and the secrets in family.
Amanda draws you in with her hypnotic voice and she switches very easily from character to character .
deliously funny and also emotional in parts. Again nearly had me in tears with the Ida and and her daughter's melt down.
Definitely hits the heart strings

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  • Amazon Customer......satey
  • 27-10-2017

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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  • maura o hanlon
  • 18-07-2017

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-05-2017

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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  • Denise McLaughlin
  • 25-10-2016

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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  • ruthie
  • 08-03-2016

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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  • cll13
  • 15-11-2015

Not the best I've ever listened to

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