The Household Guide to Dying

  • by Debra Adelaide
  • Narrated by Heather Bolton
  • 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the biggest selling titles of the year, now available in audio. A very special read that is guaranteed to make you laugh and cry. When Delia Bennet - author and domestic advice columnist - is diagnosed with cancer, she knows it's time to get her house in order. Fresh, witty, deeply moving - and a celebration of love, family and that place we call home - this unforgettable story will surprise and delight the reader until the very last page.

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Audible Editor Reviews

A moving, funny novel about a Type-A advice columnist dying of cancer and determined to go out in the best way possible, whether that means asking her children to color her casket or finding her husband a new wife. As an author, she's even writing a book about the experience: The Household Guide to Dying. This is a listen filled with memorable moments, vivid imagery, and important messages about the end of life, which performer Heather Bolton narrates with delicacy and sensitivity.

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What the Critics Say

"The Household Guide to Dying ticks all the boxes ... moving yet witty ... extraordinarily uplifting." (The Courier-Mail)
"[Debra Adelaide] has deftly brought this story to life in an entertaining and highly original way." (Bookseller & Publisher).
"The Household Guide to Dying [leaves] you feeling enriched, uplifted and very glad indeed that you read it." (The Australian Women's Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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One of my favourite books ever!

This is such a lovely story, it is totally heartwarming and very worth the listen.

Highly recommended
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- LeahH "Leah Hobbs"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2008
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd