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Every Day Is a Holiday

Narrated by: James Elliott
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Comedy, Other
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

George Mahood had a nice, easy, comfortable life. He had a job, a house, a wife, and kids. But something was missing. He was stuck in a routine of working, changing nappies, and cleaning up cat sick. He felt like he was missing out on a lot of what the world had to offer. He then discovered that it was Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was National Curmudgeon Day, and the day after that was Inane Answering Machine Message Day.

In fact, the calendar is full of these quirky, weird, and wonderful events. He realized that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing that they were important enough to warrant their own official day. Surely he should therefore be more appreciative of their existence? So he decided to try and celebrate them all. As you do. He hoped that at the end of the challenge he would be transformed into a happier, more intelligent and more content person.

Follow George on his hilarious, life-changing adventure as he tries to balance his normal life with a wealth of new experiences, people, facts, and ridiculous situations. It's a rip-roaring, life-affirming, roller coaster of a ride, where every day is a holiday.

©2014 George Mahood (P)2016 George Mahood

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Lots of fun and variety

Very easy to pick up and read for short or long segments. A strange concept but it works.

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Had a good laugh and learned

I enjoyed and had a good laugh. It did have a couple of slow spots but not enough to make me stop listening. Must say I did like how he found all these amazing days .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-04-2017

Loved It

Great listen. I'm totally hooked on George Mahood's humor and storytelling. You get to learn a lot about his family and get to feel you know them at some point.

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  • Kelley L. McIntosh
  • 08-03-2017

witty and entertaining.

it was great fun and enjoyed listening on my commute. made me forget about all the other bad news.

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  • STEPHANIE LYNN SISLEY
  • 29-11-2016

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  • Kelly Kreitzman
  • 23-11-2016

Every Day is a Holiday

A very easy listen with several laugh at loud moments. Looking forward to his next audible book. I might have to give celebrating all the holidays a try! George does have a lovely family.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-07-2018

Every Day Is a Holiday

Pleasantly presented and captivating.I enjoyed celebrating the Holidays and am inspired by the unique and personal ways of so doing

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  • never mind
  • 23-01-2018

A fun and sweet book by one my favorite authors

If you could sum up Every Day Is a Holiday in three words, what would they be?

Fun book, excellent narration and the concept is sweet

What was one of the most memorable moments of Every Day Is a Holiday?

Walking barefoot day...when he has to go to the chip shop barefoot

Which character – as performed by James Elliott – was your favorite?

George and Rachel

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

George's realization that he needs to see it through

Any additional comments?

George Mahood puts his heart in all his stories

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  • Gnondpom
  • 11-01-2018

A feel-good listen

After having had a huge lot of fun listening to Free Country, I was glad to find a new audiobook by George Mahood.

Although I must say that the premise of the book wasn't as exciting as Free Country, it was still an interesting idea. And knowing the author's sense of humour I figured that it would be a fun listen. I'm glad I tried: it was quite an unexpected ride, where each day could be fairly different from the one before. I grew very attached to his tone, with its naiveness and honesty, and wanted to hear more about George and his family's life.

The fact that the story is cut in days is both an advantage and a disadvantage: on the one hand it is not as exciting to follow the whole story as with a novel. But on the other hand its structure in small chunks is great for times when you don't have the time to listen to something longer. And there is some overall arc, even though it it not very obvious, especially at the beginning.

I enjoyed the narration as well, James Elliott making a very believable George Mahood.

On the whole, an nice, humorous read, that helped me feel good after each listen (and since I listened to it in many small chunks, that was a lot of feel good for one single audiobook!).

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  • Ryan
  • 01-01-2018

Wonderful!

George is a wonderful author! He has the humor and down to earth writing I enjoy! Can’t wait to watch your other book!

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  • C. S. Morse
  • 02-09-2017

Clever, witty, enjoyable!

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Definitely one of my favorite authors. He knows how to pen a clever turn of phrase, and the humor comes across in the writing. This is the third book I have read from this author (the other two were e-books, "Free Country" and "Operation: Ironman") and I plan to read the rest of his offerings. Laugh out loud funny at times, well written and interesting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-08-2017

Another Mahood masterpiece!

I wasn't sure if the story line for this book could keep my interest for an entire book but it didn't disappoint!
Mahood's witty conversational writing style had me smiling away as I listened to my first audio book in the car.
I did get frustrated at times with the narration style and tone but I put that down to being my first time using audio and I'll see how I get on.

Looking forward to reading more hilarious adventures from George

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-2020

A joy

I loved the book and loved the audiobook. Funny, quirky and life affirming. Gloriously uplifting.

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  • Mr T Jones
  • 03-10-2019

laughing and nearly crying sometimes.

it's opened up my eyes to how we/the world can always find something to celebrate. Well-done George and your supportive family :)

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  • Cat14
  • 17-09-2019

I don't read a lot of non fiction but..

Great read (or in my case listen) totally got into the journey through the holidays. Unfortunately I read it in Sept so none of the holidays were now but there are a few to try for next year. We'll done completing the challenge

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  • Thought Processor
  • 31-10-2018

An unusual read (listen)

I was looking for something that would take me away from reality and this popped up. An unusual and wonderful read. Thanks GM!

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  • Pete
  • 06-04-2018

Something for every day...

Having read the original book, it was interesting to get a different experience by listening to the audio version, albeit not with George's own voice

The fact that it is audio increases the circumstances in which it can be read - streamed to the car audio, for example, or as in my case, also whilst out walking the dog

It is the sort of book which, because it is effectively a daily diary, can be picked up at any point to see what ridiculous events have been selected for that day's enjoyment. Or you can take it day by day and read just the events for that day and go out and celebrate them (or not!) - there are certainly some ridiculous ones included!

James does a great job at bringing to life George's sometimes desperate attempts to re-enact the day's celebrations, sometimes involving his own poor family who by now should know better than to listen to a word he says in the knowledge that disaster inevitably looms, even introducing one of his own once he realises that there is nothing "official" about these official events and anyone can make one up...

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  • martin
  • 24-03-2018

Great everyday book

Loved the book. Its a great every day book about life ik Britain, with spices. I have never thought about the celebratory days and i probably wont in the future either. But the humour and family life/remarks make the book a great listen anyway.

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  • Tony Liken
  • 11-01-2018

Another witty and joyful book from George

Would you consider the audio edition of Every Day Is a Holiday to be better than the print version?

I have to say no. I loved the book, but having read a few of Georges other books beforehand it was difficult to get used to the voice reading the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Every Day Is a Holiday?

the most memorable moments in the book are when George tells Rachel what the holiday it is on that particular day. I laugh at almost all of them, George is so enthusiastic about each one and I get the impression that a lot of the time Rachel cant actually believe that he is going ahead with them. Sometimes she wants to kill him other times she cant help but laugh.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance was a little children's theater which may well be the style with audio books, this was my first one. When reading Georges kids parts it reminded me of watching kids tv when i was growing up.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The snow day, brought back good memories of growing up.

Any additional comments?

I have now read 4 of George's books, i loved them all. They make you laugh and they are very easy to relate to. Operation Ironman even inspired me to complete a half Ironman after reading it. Looking forward to reading the most recent release

Travels with Rachel: In Search of South America

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  • Daniel Stamp
  • 25-07-2017

George Mahood does it again

Since coming across George Mahood in Free Country I have enjoyed reading all his other offerings and thoroughly recommended his work, you feel as though you are accompanying him through his daily adventures and there are some genuine laugh out loud moments I hope to see more off his books available on Audible.

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  • Haleh
  • 24-04-2017

Not very inspiring book

Would you try another book written by George Mahood or narrated by James Elliott?

Maybe

What was most disappointing about George Mahood’s story?

Disjointed! The idea is interesting but the book was really disjointed with no story to tell.

What didn’t you like about James Elliott’s performance?

A bit monotone and tried hard to sound funny but I think it was most due to the book rather than James Elliott