Audiobook Review

The School for Good Mothers

By
Jessamine Chan
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average rating is 5 out of 5
Performance
average rating is 3 out of 5
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

Incredibly Tough Book

THE BIRDICT

🧡 Look, I know that going into a dystopia, especially one about motherhood, I shouldn’t expect a barrel of laughs, but this was so tough going. Part of that is that it is so long, probably about a third too long for that much doom and gloom.

💚 That said, it was beautifully written, thoughtful and thought provoking.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 Catherine Ho narrates this brilliantly and I can’t fault the production. I found it easy to follow and very evocative, enabling me to build up pictures of the characters in my mind.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

The ending was devastating and unsatisfying.
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The School for Good Mothers

THE BLURB

We have your daughter.

Frida Liu is a struggling mother. She remembers taking Harriet from her cot and changing her nappy. She remembers giving her a morning bottle. They'd been up since four a.m.

Frida just had to finish the article in front of her. But she'd left a file on her desk at work. What would happen if she retrieved it and came back in an hour? She was so sure it would be okay.

Now, the state has decided that Frida is not fit to care for her daughter. That she must be re-trained. Soon, mothers everywhere will be re-educated. Will their mistakes cost them everything?

The School for Good Mothers is an explosive and thrilling novel about love and the pressures of perfectionism, parenthood and privilege.