Narrated By: Dawn O'Porter, Karen Cass, Laura Kirman
Duration: 11 hours and 54 minutes
What to expect
Fearlessly frank and funny, the debut adult novel from Dawn O’Porter needs to be talked about.
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 their 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.
Modern & contemporary fiction, Contemporary romance
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‘A funny, smart, kind, incredibly truthful book about women . . . all the shame, judgement, envy and love that being alive and female entails’ Polly Vernon
‘Fierce and funny’ Bryony Gordon, DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘Smart and insightful’ RED
‘Dawn's writing is addictive – fearless, beyond feisty and seriously funny’ Mel Giedroyc
‘O’Porter’s wise and witty narrative has many thought-provoking situations and concepts. Different, poignant and smart – I loved it’ Sara Lawrence, DAILY MAIL
‘Compulsive… I can't wait for the next one’ Shappi Khorsandi
‘Feisty characters and fearless prose, THE COWS is totally addictive’ HEAT
‘Sometimes hilarious and sometimes poignant, but always rollicking and fast-paced . . . A feel-good read which will resonate with any woman’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘Entertaining and thought-provoking’ IRISH TIMES
‘A zippy and hilarious book… tackles some of the most serious issues that affect modern women today’ THE POOL
‘Fearless, frank and excruciatingly funny’ OK
‘A whirlwind of a story about three women finding their voice amid societal pressures . . . Excellent, funny, and decidedly unpatronising – as candid as Dawn’ METRO
‘An amazing book about choices and being yourself’ PRIMA
‘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
‘A terrifically fun read’ YOU magazine
‘Fast, fun and fearless… a warning bell about social media and the damage it can cause’ S Magazine
‘The Cows looks at motherhood and female friendship through a frank and funny prism that reminds me of the TV show Catastrophe. Smart, fresh and really readable – I loved it’ Tasmina Perry
‘Fast and funny’ WOMAN & HOME
‘We’ve had Bridget Jones now THE COWS is setting the agenda for a new generation of readers’ No 1 Magazine