I like Sophie Kinsella but this may be one of my favorites. It gets a little hard to listen to (as a finance lawyer) but only in the sense that I feel bad for Samantha.
The narrator does a marvelous job, I really enjoyed this story and the life lesson it gives. A wonderful story about life love and love
I've only listened to the audio book, but my guess is the wonderful narration immersed me further in the story than if I had simply read the print version.
At first the concept was so ridiculous (a successful lawyer becoming a housekeeper based on a misunderstanding), I wasn't sure I would even like the book. But Sophie Kinsella skillfully made it seem plausible. The humor is by far my favorite aspect. I was listening to this story on a flight and spontaneously burst out laughing.. I can't say many audio books make me do that--multiple times.
She has a wonderful voice and truly brought the main character to life. As an American listener, I also enjoy the authentic British accent.
While I enjoyed the book, the ending became too much of a farce to be believable, which is why I only gave four stars. This is a fun, easy listen.
I absolutely LOVE Sophie Kinsella! Her novels have an ability to transport you from all your problems and worries to wherever she is writing. Whenever I am reading one of her novels, it's like a daydream that I don't want to end; "The Undomestic Goddess" was no exception!
The main character, Samantha Sweeting, makes a mistake that ultimately costs her her job as a lawyer. As she runs from reality, she ends up working as a housemaid. The only problem is that she does not know how to cook, clean, iron, vacuum or anything that housemaids are required to do! As you can imagine, it can only make for a hilarious tale as she embarks on her new journey that leads to love, self-discovery, and peace.
Rosalyn Landor did a phenomenal job narrating this novel - she brought life to each of the characters (something that I was scared she wouldn't be able to give justice to because Kinsella's characters are always so robust).
Without a doubt, Kinsella has done it again - this was a well-made purchase!
I've listened to this book 3 times now over the last several years. It never disappoints. Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors. I always feel like I'm living the character's life, feeling the character's feelings in her books.
Executive bails out.
Definitely. Fun to listen to, entertaining, makes any chore or journey fly by.
None, I thought she was great.
A worth while addition to a number of Sophie Kinsella books I have in my library. Rosalyn Landor did a great job with it. Another voice for these stand alone books. I love that Sophie's books have these smart, strong female characters. They are funny, quirky, and yet push against the definition of femininity. In this story, our heroine is a lawyer, and one smart one at that.
I really enjoyed listening to the book, and this is one book I will never feel like reading on my own because the narrator does such a good job at it.
Lovely character development, fun situations, nice balance of humour and angst. I felt myself sharing her dread in the beginning and her confusion in the end. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
You just had to love Trish Geiger - but enjoyed them all
Absolutely, consume it all at once
I downloaded this less than a month ago and have already listened to it twice. It's lighthearted, fun and laugh out loud funny. Highly recommend to anybody looking for some fabulous chic lit!