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.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
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 was worried it would be boring, but it was SO heartwarming, sweet, and hilarious. Extremely creative plot lines and twists. Very talented writer, and the reader made it so entertaining with different voices.
at first, i didnt like this story as much as others i had read by Sophie Kinsella. in fact, i wasnt a huge fan of of our heroine: Samantha. but really, the further i got into it, the more i began to love her, and this book. its quite worthwhile to get to the end.
This book was excellent. It was light, but had I been actually reading this I would have been frantically turning the pages and reading way faster as some parts of it were actually quite intriguing. I thought the narration was great. I was a tad disappointed in the ending but it wasn't anything major. I just had a different vision of what she might have done. But otherwise I thought it was a great listen. I will probably read more of Sophie's other books now that I am finished Shopaholic and this one was better writing than that series.
My one complaint with this book is that the F bomb was dropped in excess. Other exclamations cold have been used to get the
Same affect. It is a disgusting word.