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In this dark comedy, five siblings who are fed up with their mother's negligent parenting conspire to teach her a lesson.

Caroline Townsend is a nightmare for her children. The former actress and current alcoholic hits her nadir on Christmas Eve. Her five young children hope for a Christmas celebration. Instead, they get a fight with their mother, who's absolutely plastered and fresh off yet another failed relationship. After lashing out at her children, Caroline passes out under the bent and mangled Christmas tree. For the Townsend children, this proves to be a rare opportunity - a chance to set things right with their mother. Together, they concoct an elaborate ruse designed to teach her a lesson, once and for all.

Mothertime finds Gillian White at her uproarious best as she nimbly skewers motherhood and modern marriage.

©1993 Gillian White (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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no real twists but a good listen

Where does Mothertime rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

middle. interesting the entire way. but predictable. Could have easily went to the dark side

What other book might you compare Mothertime to and why?

lord of the flies but did not go any where near that far or interesting

Which character – as performed by Holly Fielding – was your favorite?

the little boy. could have really made the story different. Almost did but not quite.

If you could rename Mothertime, what would you call it?

power reversed