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Cat Lady

By: Dawn O’Porter
Narrated by: Daisy Haggard
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Summary

[A woman always lands on her feet]

Get ready for Cat Lady, the brilliantly bold and joyful novel from Sunday Times bestseller, Dawn O’Porter.

CAT LADY [n.] 

Single, independent, crazy, aloof, on-the-shelf, lives alone...

It’s safer for Mia to play the part that people expect. She’s a good wife to her husband Tristan, a doting stepmother, she slips on her suit for work each morning like a new skin.

But beneath the surface, there’s another woman just clawing to get out...

When a shocking event shatters the conventional life she’s been so careful to build, Mia is faced with a choice. Does she live for a society that’s all too quick to judge, or does she live for herself?

And if that’s as an independent woman with a cat, then the world better get ready...

Fresh, funny and for anyone who’s ever felt astray, Cat Lady will help you belong – because a woman always lands on her feet.

©2022 Dawn O’Porter (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Even speaking as a dog man, I thought Cat Lady was an absolute joy to read." (Matt Haig)

"A reminder to live your life your way. Cat or no cat." (Fearne Cotton)

"A joyous, touching, funny, sharp story – I cannot praise it enough. Purr-fection." (Milly Johnson)

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Should come with a trigger warning

I love Dawn O porters previous books ,so I was really looking forward to this ,But it's awful and the cringey sex scenes just make it worse , it should come with a trigger warning regarding death/grief ,I was just sad after listening to it ,I almost didn't finish it.Quite possibly won't read Dawn's books again

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Brilliant read if you have any loss

This book is funny and sad and the characters are believable, And just goes to show you how lives can change in an instant and spiral out of control. Love my cats both have personalities and sooth my soul and cajole me to do their bidding daily,

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Pretty dull

Having read the cows I expected great things but this one just never really gets started and is pretty dull I’m sad to say. I stuck with it a few chapters but it never excites me.

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Love Dawn and her previous books.

Really loved Lucky. It might be my most favourite fiction book. Love her earlier books too.

Couldn’t get past the first few chapters of the lock down book. But nonetheless was happy to have another of Dawn’s fiction books to listen to.

I struggled to listen to this narrator. Extra s’s where they’re not supposed to be. ‘Pidgsen’ was very distracting.

The story… I feel like Dawns lifestyle is much further away from what it was eg a decade ago when she was incredibly relatable with both characters and writing. Maybe the new Dawn isn’t for me anymore. Or maybe I’m no longer the target audience for the new Dawn.

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Excellent read, sweet and funny! Especially if you love your pet

Quick and easy read. Loved the voice of the narrator. Made me laugh and cry

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Enjoyed

I really enjoyed this book. It’s the first book I’ve listened to from this author and will definitely look at picking up more. I loved the story, really enjoyed the characters and the narration was great. I laughed out loud and cried at times too. I have 2 cats, I think we can all associate with Cat Lady !

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Absolutely brilliant please read this book

If you love animals and a great story you will love this book I laughed out loud I cried every emotion utterly brilliant x

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Have never read this author before, and doubtful I would look at another of her books. Struggled to get passed chapter two and did mot make it past three. Sad as the author is highly praised.
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What a corker of a story!

Loved it, loved it! Started slowly, then couldn’t stop listening. Great narrator and some really laugh out loud moments. What DOP has also done so well, is touch on really important social matters subtly as well as taking you on an uplifting character journey with lots of unexpected twists. Read, recommend and enjoy. x

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Utterly wonderful

I loved this book! It was one of those where you cant stop listening but dont want it to end. I am a cat lady, so I found Mia completely relatable and loved the positive representation of pet lovers in general. It made me want to cuddle my cat, cuddle some humans, and be more myself. I laughed, I cried (no, sobbed) and told everyone I know to read it, now I'll do the same to you! read or listen to this book. It's wonderful, and I will be reading it again soon.

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Loved it

I loved this book and I am not even a cat lady. Dog owner here.
So many laugh out loud moments listening to it on my solo road trip and even a few tears.
Dawn this is a wonderful book! I think you best yet. 5 stars.
VJ in New Zealand x