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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,508 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristin Gore Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9781415941553
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In this incisive comedy, late twenty-something Sammy Joyce—hypochondriac, klutz, jumper-to-conclusion—is in the White House as a health-care advisor to the newly elected administration. All the chips seem to be falling into place: She’s living with her best friend and reveling in her romance with Charlie Lawton, an up-and-coming Washington Post reporter.

However, soon after taking office, the administration finds itself deep in a red-hot scandal. President Wye’s old problem with the bottle re-emerges. His family is creating havoc. And an informant begins leaking damaging information. On top of it all, a secret deal with an Indian pharmaceutical company unleashes a fury that threatens the administration to its core. As Sammy fights to distance herself from professional turmoil, Charlie gets promoted and moves to New York. Can she hold her ground when her relationships, ideals, and ability to trust are all coming apart at the seams?

In Sammy’s House, Kristin Gore brings a novelist’s eye to the inner workings of the White House, giving hilarious insight and a fresh perspective on political life.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Btr | 2/14/2014

    " I gave this book a low rating, because it did not live up to my high expectations. I absolutely LOVED Sammy's Hill. The sequal is just a less funny, less interesting version of the original. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/3/2014

    " A surprisingly good read. I did not read the first book by Gore, but really enjoyed the characters which I understand carry over from the first book. Ms. Gore has insight into the political life of staffers in DC, and her sense of humor adds delightful twists to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathie | 1/26/2014

    " Although I think I liked the first book (Sammy's Hill) a little better, I still very much enjoyed this book - especially the main character who continues to be endearing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 12/25/2013

    " This was a cute book, but I much preferred the first book, Sammy's Hill. This one just seemed to be so unbelievable (did she get asked out by everyone?). Still, it was a quick read and I do like Sammy's character. Wonder if there will be a third one? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 12/23/2013

    " Good sequel. Funny and a quick read. This is beach or metro reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marisa V | 12/23/2013

    " Ok. Sammy's Hill was much better. This one got too far away from the quirkiness of the main character in the original book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hollie | 12/22/2013

    " A fun diversion if you enjoyed the first. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fuki | 11/29/2013

    " I wasn't thrilled with this book. I didn't care for the main character too much, which was disappointing. The book also didn't flow as much as I would've liked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 11/28/2013

    " Still loving it. Hope she writes something else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 11/26/2013

    " Sammy will make you laugh and make you think. A good book for inauguration month. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traci | 11/8/2013

    " I didn't like this as much as the first one, but it was good nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 10/26/2013

    " The great thing about Gore's book is that some of the neurosis and drama so prevalent in Sammy is because women in love are sometimes exactly that crazy. I also especially enjoyed Gore's flow and phrasing in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leisl | 10/12/2013

    " I did not enjoy this book as much as the first book - Sammy's Hill. The first book made me laugh aloud, but that simply didn't happen with this book. THis was very disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 9/11/2013

    " Really liked this! Entertaining throughout, and especially dramatic and page-turning toward the end. Good political fiction, with plenty of romance and humor as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 8/19/2013

    " This was a perfect sequal to "Sammy's Hill". It may be light and fun reading but that is what I like sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judey | 7/11/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, but I will admit that I liked Sammy's Hill better. Looking forward to the next one, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 7/4/2013

    " Fast, fun, easy read. Is Kristin Gore the daughter of Al Gore. I bet that she is.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 3/15/2013

    " Not as good as Sammy's Hill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandi | 3/1/2013

    " It's a quick, light-hearted read. The sequel to Sammy's Hill which I read last winter. If it happens to cross your path it may entertain you for a few hours but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/4/2012

    " not very interesting. It seemed like a book version of the West Wing...only not as good, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 6/2/2012

    " More fun with Sammy. This story is just as engaging and quirky as "Sammy's Hill". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moose | 4/23/2012

    " Enjoyable political romcom. Better than the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 1/10/2012

    " loved it almost as much as the first book, Sammy's Hill "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndi | 11/18/2011

    " cute, easy read, but not as good as Sammy's Hill "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 10/31/2011

    " I liked this better than Sammy's Hill... she's funnier in this one. Not to mention needier. She keeps her fish alive too! (for the most part) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brenda | 4/4/2011

    " I made it as far as 52 pages so maybe I missed something but I doubt it. I found it boring and silly and could not finish the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 3/24/2011

    " Another scandal in The White House novel. I worked hard to finish as I kept thinking it would get better ... but it was so predictable!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 2/18/2011

    " I really love this 2 books series and wish there were more. The lead character is written with such wit and is SO real. She's very like me and my friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 8/19/2010

    " Cute, but not as good as the first one, Sammy's Hill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 7/30/2010

    " The great thing about Gore's book is that some of the neurosis and drama so prevalent in Sammy is because women in love are sometimes exactly that crazy. I also especially enjoyed Gore's flow and phrasing in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 7/7/2010

    " Another great read, some very funny parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 6/17/2010

    " This is the sequel to Sammy's Hill, which I read years ago. Although the main character drives me nuts sometimes, I enjoy these books. Gore knows her material and it's fun reading about the inner workings of the president's executive staff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 6/4/2010

    " If you're looking for an easy read . . . these are pretty good books. It starts with Sammy's Hill and then Sammy's House is the sequel. I enjoyed them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 5/22/2010

    " Kristin Gore is a wonderfully witty and smart writer. i enjoyed her first novel about White House staffer Sammy more, but with both books I appreciated the inside look at the day to day life in the White House. It is both authentic and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 5/19/2010

    " Fast, fun, easy read. Is Kristin Gore the daughter of Al Gore. I bet that she is.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ceciliahill55 | 5/14/2010

    " Another enjoyable book from Kristin Gore. I really enjoyed "Sammy's Hill" and this was the next in Sammy's career on the Hill. A fun and easy to read book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/13/2010

    " I loved this book. The sequel to Sammy's Hill, the reader follows Sammy Joyce on her adventures as a staffer in the White House after the senator for whom she worked gets a promotion to VP. The character is funny, the writing is witty, and there's never a dull moment in this fun, fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/22/2010

    " Quick and fun read. Especially fun given the time I spent in DC! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela | 4/3/2010

    " Picked this up at an airport two years ago and have never been able to "get into it". I'm trying again as I wait for the release of 4 books this spring.....its painful.....I may stop again. "

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About the Author
Author Kristin Gore

Kristin Gore was born in 1977 and graduated from Harvard, where she wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. She has written for several television shows, including Saturday Night Live and Futurama. Her novel Sammy’s Hill will be a Columbia Pictures feature film. She resides in Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others.