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Read by Jack, Michael and Hilary Whitehall, this audiobook includes exclusive material not available in the book, plus a hilarious blooper reel at the end.

One part Lonely Planet, one part tell-all family memoir, this is the definitive and hilarious guide on how to survive your family holiday, by Jack Whitehall, with a little bit of help from Michael and Hilary Whitehall.

No one family has more experience of travelling together than the Whitehalls. Indeed they've been allowing us a window to their escapades for the past five years in the hit Netflix show Travels with My Father, and in this hilarious book, they have now decided to pool their advice for fellow travellers. To lay out the pitfalls of family holidays. The dos and don'ts, the highs and lows. In doing so, they are sharing some of their best anecdotes. Their most extreme experiences and their most valuable advice. It is part memoir of family life, part travel guide, and full-on laugh-out-loud funny.

Whatever your version of holiday preparation, the truth is always this: if it is with one's own family, no amount of sunshine, wine or holiday spirit will stop your worst character traits coming to the surface. You have just volunteered to spend a week in close proximity with the people who know you best and who will never ever let you forget a f--- up. No one survives unscathed. Things are always going to end in tears; you can only hope they're of laughter.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Hilary Whitehall, Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall (P)2021 Hachette Audio UK

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I Loved the book i just wish there was more !

Fantastic book made better with Audible Please Audible get theses three in one of your original podcasts would love to hear them in a regular slot 👍🏻

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Hilarious - tears of laughter

Don't listen whilst driving - you won't be able to see properly through your tears of laughter!

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A real cracker!

loved every second!

I usually listen to audio books while driving and listening to this one while driving along had me in stitches the whole drive! gutted is an under statement for fisnish this..

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Belly laughable audio! Get your tena's out ladies!

Absolutely loved listening to all three of the Whitehall family. They are so funny & so likeable. Probably best not to listen to it whilst driving because a. you won't be able to see for all the tears streaming down your face & b. you might wet yourself laughing!

Highly recommended.

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I haven't ever laughed so much

From the start to the finish I have laughed out loud at the fantastic book. Thank you the Whitehall's for sharing this.

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Good for some light-hearted listening

I have really enjoyed the Travels with my Father series, and this seemed like a natural addition.
Its really funny, dry, and relatable (for the most part). Michael can go on a bit but then he does anyway, and the reactions from Jack and Hillary make it even funnier.
One to listen to in the car if you've had enough of family over the Christmas Holiday

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so so overindulgent and dull. daddio oh daddio. boring. avoid is my advice. cheers

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light hearted funny

they never disappoint money well spent ,have now had several audios yous have made , just what you need for a light hearted laugh

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Laughing all the way home

I so enjoyed the good humoured way the Whitehall’s repeatedly corrected and scoffed at each other’s versions and their ability to laugh together at themselves! Michael is so wonderfully stuffy!

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Just hilarious

Really funny and some hilarious strategic advice to deal with family. Had a really good time.

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  • 30-10-21

Laugh out loud

I buy quite a few books by comedians and most times, if not every time I'm disappointed.
This time I actually laughed out loud a few times. It's a short listen but I think that adds to it's appeal. We're not expected to listen along while some self indulgent comedian gives us his/her every thought for 15 hrs when 7(ish) does just fine.
I reccomend this as a quick and fun listen.

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  • Miranda
  • 28-11-21

Funny and entertaining

Lots of LOL moments. Charming, at times hilarious and very enjoyable. Made a very long car ride with multiple generations in the card go by fast.

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  • S. Phillips
  • 21-11-21

Hilarious

Loved it! Hilarious! A great book for instructions on preparing for the holidays with your family.Jack… your next career should be in audiobook narration!

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  • AnonymousB’ham
  • 14-11-21

Laugh Out Loud Funny!

This audiobook made me laugh out loud numerous times! All three Whitehall family members are excellent and entertaining! Highly recommended!

One warning for parents: There’s adult language throughout so don’t pop it in while the kiddies are in the car (or expect to answer some embarrassing questions).

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  • 11-11-21

Loved it!

This book was hilarious! I was laughing a lot while listening and would even listen to this again!!

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  • Holly Lindsey
  • 11-11-21

hilarious

Excellent. Haven't enjoyed a book this much in years. Hilary's interjections have me in absolute stitches. Really enjoyed hearing 3 narrators, with their interactions- this made it all rather interesting. Fabulous anecdotes. Beautifully read. Astonishingly descriptive, allowing the most intricate scenes to be painted in my mind by the authors. Bravo! More. More please.

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  • Marita Matthews
  • 23-10-21

Great for a laugh

Loved, loved, loved this audiobook. Laughed all the way to work and back for a week. Fabulous entertainment. You won’t regret buying it.

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  • Td
  • 10-06-22

Hilarious

We listened to this whilst driving to key west on vacation, it made our journey much more enjoyable and we laughed the whole way. The family banter and tales they tell are so funny , many were also very relatable to things that occluded in our own lives that just added to the humour. This is a must buy book.

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  • S. Cook
  • 05-03-22

good read

funny and well structured. a lot of this was laugh out loud funny. if you enjoy Travels with my father, you will enjoy this.

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  • Inge Greis
  • 02-03-22

5 stars is not enough!!

This is such an amazingly funny book! The banter between the family members, the stories, the advise, everything is just so well-written and performed!! The time hearing this went by too fast!! Please do more topics!! ❤️