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The Undomestic Goddess | [Sophie Kinsella]

The Undomestic Goddess

Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day...she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge it'll wreck her career. She goes into meltdown, walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere.
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Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day...she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge it'll wreck her career. She goes into meltdown, walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she is mistaken for the interviewee housekeeper and finds herself being offered the job. They have no idea they've hired a Cambridge-educated lawyer with an IQ of 158 - and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven.

©2005 Sophie Kinsella; (P) W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Another charming winner from the delightful Kinsella." (Booklist)

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    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 02-29-12
    Leisha AMAROO, Australia 02-29-12 Member Since 2013

    Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!

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    "Light and Easy - very enjoyable"
    If you could sum up The Undomestic Goddess in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, light and easy


    What other book might you compare The Undomestic Goddess to and why?

    Just pick any other Sophie Kinsella/Madeline Wickham story (Shopaholic series, Twenties-Girl) - like a TV sitcom. Makes you laugh, easy to follow and you can pick the story up very quickly.


    What about Phoebe James’s performance did you like?

    I did enjoy Phoebe James's performance - I do like the English narrators as these stories are so


    If you could take any character from The Undomestic Goddess out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The main character - Samantha Sweeting. The up and coming brilliant lawyer who makes the biggest mistake possible and in a haze of fog and in shock, flees the city and ends up working as a housekeeper to a slightly neurotic


    Any additional comments?

    Fun story for the light-hearted. A very enjoyable story - great for first timer's getting into Audobooks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hildegard DanhofSouth Africa 05-01-08
    Hildegard DanhofSouth Africa 05-01-08
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    "Good read"

    Although the ending was a bit abrupt, it was overall an entertaining book and highly recommendable for a light read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Stephanie
    Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    8/14/08
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    "An amazing little number not in black!"

    I enjoyed this from being to end. The undomestic goddess had me laughing, and by the end shouting out loud for her not to do it!. It's very well written but you'll be begging for more chapters when you get to the end.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Leigh on Sea, United Kingdom
    9/11/11
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    "Very Funny"

    I enjoyed this book very much, very witty and kept my attention all the way through, its the first book I have read of Sophie Kinsella but it will not be the last

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    5/1/11
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    "Give the book a better chance"

    An easy listen and quite a good story but spoilt by the reader! - so many times a good book is spoilt by the reader, I sometimes wonder how they get the job!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Barrie
    Dudley, United Kingdom
    8/27/08
    Overall
    "easy listening"

    Very low maintenance book, with little brain power required, which was exactly what I was after. Funny, romantic. I really enjoyed it, the main Characters are a little unbelievable on occasions, but that's what makes a lot of the humour.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Meg
    Benfleet, United Kingdom
    2/1/12
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    "'A THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE READ'"

    I had previously only read the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella so thought I'd try one of her other books. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from beginning to end and would recommend it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    Melbourne, Australia
    8/10/09
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    "Absolutely Fabulous!"

    This was my first Sophie Kinsella and I enjoyed every minute of it. I found the legal story line very entertaining and well done. Being a former lawyer and now domestic goddess myself I can say that the author's version of that world is spot on. However all you need to enjoy this book is a sense of humour and a liking for a bit of romance. Gardening will never seem the same - you will have to listen to find out what I mean. I will definitely listen to more from this author.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Sylvia
    Faringdon, United Kingdom
    4/25/07
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    "Surely nobody......"

    Does this girl know nothing! She may be a hot shot lawyer but really. For all that I did enjoy it once I got over the standard 'things that go wrong' in a kitchen when you don't know nada! The mixed up washing etc etc..

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Roberta
    New York, NY USA
    11/27/13
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    "Could not put it down!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Undomestic Goddess the most enjoyable?

    Fun, entertaining, witty and utterly enjoyable. I listened to the whole book over the course of 2 days, despite having a busy schedule, just could not put it down!


    Which character – as performed by Phoebe James – was your favourite?

    The protagonist, Samantha.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    NANTWICH, United Kingdom
    3/27/12
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    "Rubbish!"

    What a waste of money! Utter rubbish! Started off well, but then descended into a series of "how to" cook a meal, clean a house etc. Boring, repetitive rubbish. What a waste of money.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Older London academic
    London
    7/20/10
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    "Too lightweight"

    Enjoyable premise but as a comedy insufficiently funny and as a semi-serious story insufficiently believable. Got bored.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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