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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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    Ruth F. Greenberg 04-21-17
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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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    ROBIN SODDY DAISY, TN, United States 04-20-17
    ROBIN SODDY DAISY, TN, United States 04-20-17 Member Since 2013
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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

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    5/3/17
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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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • hollye
    4/19/17
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    "Fantastic!"

    I have been telling everyone I know about this fantastic book! I laughed, I wept, and above all I thought: this book is a wonderful window into the idiosyncrasies of womanhood, and the complex relationships we have with each other and ourselves. One of the best books I've picked up in a very long time. Dawn O'Porter's writing is witty, moving, and thought-provoking, and the narration is perfectly suited to the story. If in doubt, definitely give this a listen.

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  • Bronagh
    4/16/17
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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

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  • A User
    5/25/17
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    "Unputdownable!"

    Fantastic book! Great story line, love a plot that twists all the way through, though, without giving the game away, I hate sad bits when I love the character and their storyline, especially when things are going good! Well worth a read for any one in a tough situation to know things work out ok in the end, you've just got to wait and work for it! Wish I'd read The Cows 12 years ago....

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  • Hippynat
    5/24/17
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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 😊

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  • nina jarvis
    5/24/17
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    "Both hilarious and heartbreaking"

    LOVED IT! Couldn't stop listening. Fantastic characters, great pace and original story. Thanks for a joyful listen Dawn!

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    5/19/17
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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.

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  • Barmy101
    5/18/17
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    "Loved it!"

    Funny, charming and so addictive! I want to know what all the characters are doing now. Can't recommend highly enough!

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    5/17/17
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    "Enjoyable listen. Interesting. Story line."

    Made me laugh out loud at times. Gives insight about some womens lives and the power of social media. Sad it's finished.

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  • Amazon Customer
    5/13/17
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    "Addictive and amusing!"

    It's been a while since I couldn't stop listening to a book. The characters lives are on the edge of being believable, but yet I just Had to find out how it would end! Thoroughly enjoyable and made me laugh, and feel deep empathy in various parts.

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