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The Undomestic Goddess

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Rosalyn Landor

12 Hours 0 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

July 2005

Audio Book Summary

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?

Praise for The Undomestic Goddess

'Light and breezy . . . Samantha is eminently likable, and overworked readers will empathize with her glee at her first full weekend off in years.'—Christian Science Monitor

'Sophie Kinsella is at the top of the chick lit game. Her plots are fast-paced and entertaining, with the perfect amount of realistic neurosis to accompany her quirky heroines.'—New York Post

'Perfectly amusing . . . The Undomestic Goddess is a genuinely funny, sweet book. Kinsella is a comic whiz who consistently delivers what her readers crave.'—Miami Herald 

'A lovely romantic comedy.'—Washington Post

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  • Anonymous

    I feared this was going to be just a silly "chic book" but actually REALLY enjoyed this! Yes, it was definitely "light reading" but was also a little thought-provoking (making me reassess MY priorities in life!). I adored the narrator, too - can't imagine what would have been lost if I had actually read the book - instead of listening to her pleasant accent!

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  • Arlene

    Cute story, very predictable. Well read and fun to listen to.

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  • Erica H.

    Sophie Kinsella always manages to make me laugh with her books and this was no exception. Totally implausible story, but who cares?

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  • Anonymous

    Lots of fun! Funny, smart, full of good characters. Thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Cute story, I recommend this book to someone just looking for an entertaining fun story.

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  • Anonymous

    Very entertaining & fast-moving. I couldn't stop listening.

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  • Anonymous

    I loved listening to this book it is lighthearted and ever so funny! Just what I needed as I sat in traffic or waited in the car for someone. Made me laugh on my way to work as I thought about it. Couldn't wait to get back in my car just to listen to what was going to happen next. I passed it on to a friend who also enjoyed it.

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  • Laurajean

    You need to suspend reality a little bit for this book, but it was thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a good love story.

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  • joane

    i like this book more than confessions of a shopaholic. i couldnt help from laughing so hard (i was in the ofc, by the way) when samantha's saying that she preferred using the nimbus 2000, over a very high-end flat iron. hahaha that was hilarious! funny. funny, funny....

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  • Anonymous

    Very well read story of a lawyer laying low as a housekeeper in England. End is pretty predictable, but cute story anyway.

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