Every Day Is Mother's Day

  • by Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by Sandra Duncan
  • 8 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Evelyn and Muriel Axon, mother and daughter, lead a haunted existence. Objects of horror to their neighbours, they evade or terrorise any social worker who crosses their path. Inside their house, they pursue a covert persecution of each other, shrinking from the unseen occupants of their spare room. But change is in the air...
Every Day is Mother's Day is a merciless comedy of colliding lives: of sex, death, madness, adultery and the social services.

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What the Critics Say

"Strange...rather mad...extremely funny...she reminded me of the early Muriel Spark" (Auberon Waugh)
"What a terrific book" (Fay Weldon)

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Customer Reviews

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Funny and thought provoking

There seem to be many Hillary Mantels: the present tense histories of Thomas Cromwell and the French revolution, and these character studies of the socially dysfunctional, like Beyond Black and this one. The story is cleverly constructed, and centers around a mother and daughter of interest to the welfare system who fall coincidentally into the path of an unhappy teacher and his unexciting wife.

The reading is excellent, very well characterised and clear, the comedy really brought out by the energy of the delivery.
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- Keith D. Brown

a srangly beguiling read

Where does Every Day Is Mother's Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

not one of the best but amongst my top 10 so far i will certainly listen to it again


Would you be willing to try another book from Hilary Mantel? Why or why not?

quite possibly although I have read paper copies of 2 of her books already


Which character – as performed by Sandra Duncan – was your favourite?

I liked mum and daughter the interaction and misunderstanding between them


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

would you like to live next door to these people ?


Any additional comments?

i enjoyed listening to this book i found it at times quite thought provoking and sad

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- Ms. Valerie B. Oneill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-10-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks