Loved it. Reader was excellent although the male counterparts were no match to the female vocalizations. Reader added color and emotion to the characters so there was no problem defining them. Humoristic situations the heroine must overcome were a stitch. Having the heroine tell the story was a nice touch since you have the inside scoop of what she is thinking as she confronts situations and when she must make a life decision. Light listening, funny story but worth it.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review
This is another of Kinsella's funny, lighthearted books. While it does TOUCH on the question of women in the workplace it is not preachy toward one opinion or the other. Clever, fun and a top shot read.
I enjoyed Samantha's interaction with her new boss, Trish. She is an over the top, nouveau rich, 'society' wife. I was gritting my teeth with Samantha as she was given silly tasks but giggling at the same time!
Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She's made a mistake so huge, it'll wreck any chance of a partnership.
Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she's mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they've hired a lawyer, and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can't sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope, and finds love is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.
But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back?
Great job-gave each character their own distinctive voice. Did admiral impressions of the male characters as well as the females.
Nathaniel because he sounds like a hunk!
A lot of fun...my last Kinsella was from the Shopaholic series; of which I don't particularly care for. This is my favorite after I've Got Your Number and Can You Keep A Secret? However I still need to listen to Remember Me - which looks really good!
Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...
i liked this book better than most in its category. intelligent and appealing ... i would recommend. might even listen to it again.
Such a feel good story. I truly enjoyed listening to it. This one caught my attention so much that I found myself walking around the house with my ipod on, which never happens.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This the first Sophie Kinsella book I listened to and found it to be funny and easy to listen to. This book did not disappoint me although I thought the story line was a bit far fetched, but it was entertaining all the same. The book would have scored 5 stars if the loves scenes were a bit more descriptive. I hate it when lots of sexual attraction is described between a couple. Then when the couple actually get together the scene is written off "with they kissed and then afterward" descriptions. Roslyn Landor was outstanding as the reader and really made the story come to life.
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.
Sophia Kinsella has hit on a winning formula with her books and it is working for her. The problem with this book is that the formula seems to be the only thing in it. The plot development is so predicable that you can practically tell the story yourself. Similarly, the points of humour can be spotted even before they are developed. All of the characters lack depth and have very little motivation for acting as they do. There is the distinct impression that this novel was just dashed off quickly in order to fulfill a contractual obligation.
Rosalyn Landor is an excellent narrator but even her skills couldn't make this a book that would hold your attention.
I am a lawyer, and I found this book hilarious and strangely inspiring. I loved every minute of the book, and have thought about it a lot. Very entertaining.
The story was not bad - some almost-decent moments of humor. Slightly reminded me of a Bridget Jones-turned-attorney, except for the fact that none of the other characters were even remotely interesting. The reading, however, made me want to rip my headphones off -- mostly some of the female characters (the horrifically grating and annoying Trish and her hairdresser). Having to listen to the whiny, nasal accented screeching of these two voices was more painful than stapling one's ears to the wall ... cannot imagine ever listening to another read by Landor after this experience.