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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sophie Kinsella Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9781415926765
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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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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…[She] skewers high-powered city life, while delivering a romantic comedy anyone who subsists on takeout will appreciate…Light yet filling.”

    New York Post

  • 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
  • The Undomestic Goddess is a fast, fun read that delves a little deeper.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “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

  • “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 delightful, fluffy novel of great charm and wit. Take it along on your next trip for several diverting hours.”

    Contra Costa Times

  • “Another charming winner from the delightful Kinsella.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charleen | 2/14/2014

    " This is a cute, fun, easy read. I've discovered a couple authors I can turn to if I want to read a quick story without thinking, and Sophie Kinsella is one of them. I've often wished I could walk away from my own mistakes and start a new life, so perhaps that's the part of this (highly improbable) series of events that really pulled me in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mackenzie Bonte | 2/12/2014

    " I felt like this sorta dragged. I love Sophie Kinsella... but I wasn't all that impressed with this book. It could have ended long before it did. It was funny at times, but... The story was lacking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/9/2014

    " one of the best chick lit books around! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherubim Cassandra Paula Javier | 2/5/2014

    " a funny, but sweet book. perfect for the undomestic goddesses out there :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria (nocturnalintimacy) | 2/3/2014

    " This was cute, typical chic lit, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the other Kinsella books I've read. I just couldn't relate with the notion that she didn't have any idea how to function domestically. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey Mccuaig | 1/30/2014

    " This book was fabulous! So many times I couldn't help but laugh out loud at the hilarousness! :) I loved it and I am sad it's over. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anoop Pai | 1/26/2014

    " My friend played a prank of me by making me read this one!!! Its definitely not for me!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nellie | 1/23/2014

    " An amazing book about changes. It's never too late to switch your lifestyle and try something else. If you see it, read it. Very witty and romantic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/21/2014

    " Great light and fun read. It was also really funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 1/19/2014

    " Very predictable but a nice, quick read. I liked that it was something different form my regular reading and not so in depth that I had to remember details as the story progressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mysticlilly | 1/2/2014

    " I think its a really nice book. I enjoyed reading it, that i couldnt wait to read the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Nickl | 12/26/2013

    " Very cute and carefree summer read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maree | 12/16/2013

    " Great story. Lots of fun too. Must read!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jannah salameh | 12/14/2013

    " OMG the undomestic goddess is soooo niceeeeee "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarabeth | 12/12/2013

    " Not a life changer, but the subject and heroine were relate-able. I'm not typically a fan of chick lit, but it was an easy read. Definitely something quick and light for a long flight or something. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Merredith | 12/8/2013

    " Sophia Kinsella, of the shopaholic series... i expected something fun and chicklit-ish, but still interesting. this was way too predictable yet unrealistic...i dunno, i didnt like the main character, i felt like everyone needed to be developed a LOT more than they were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Boone | 7/15/2013

    " Easy fun summer read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 6/11/2013

    " This book was super cute! It was very interesting, kept my attention, and made me remember the important things in life. I definitely recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khristine Mina | 4/1/2013

    " It was very witty! Enjoyed every minute of it. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa Abrons | 3/18/2013

    " I've started this book a bunch of times and I always put it down. It just doesn't engage me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 1/3/2013

    " Quick, easy, fun read. Definitely far fetched in many places, but if you just go with it, and don't think it through too much, it's an enjoyable experience. Many of the characters are exaggerated, but still very likable, and Samantha absolutely won me over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celia Ulmer | 12/14/2012

    " I really loved the characters and story! It was fun and easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryla | 10/2/2012

    " Listened to CD. Great fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ria Moir | 4/1/2012

    " I laughed until I cried at points in this book. Samantha is just so inept at her "Job" that she accidentally finds herself in as a housekeeper. It was a lovely light read and I would read another book by the same author. One to read when you've had a bad day at work! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmalisa | 2/19/2012

    " I think this one should have been made into a movie. My favourite book of all time.... Read if you love a good comedy, girly, romantic story. Has such an amazing plot. Should be on every girls bookshelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narmadha | 1/22/2012

    " This is my first Sophie Kinsella book and am looking forward to reading more. It's light hearted and funny and I loved the humor and sarcasm. Thoroghly enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Steinhage | 1/4/2012

    " Was hilarious. I absolutely, positively loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 8/14/2011

    " This is my FAVORITE of her books. I've never laughed SOOOO much in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 6/3/2011

    " Maybe its just b/c I related to the law firm association beginning but one of the best "chick lit" books I've ever read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lieslfield | 5/20/2011

    " Total chick-lit fluffy fast read - nice transition to summertime. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 5/17/2011

    " I did enjoy it, but there was a sense of "we know where this is going". Very predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillis | 5/16/2011

    " This book had just the right amount of humor and seriousness. Altho the ending was predictable, getting to it was a lot of fun to read. I will probably read other books of this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kad | 5/13/2011

    " It's a good time pass book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 5/13/2011

    " An entirely enjoyable dessert book. Predictible, silly, funny, and totally fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Piper | 5/11/2011

    " It's been a few years since I read this book, but I remember it as being a charming, humorous, quick read, which is awesome in my book when I want something light to read. Didn't realise this was a Sophie Kinsella book until I looked it up today wanting to reread it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mishy | 5/10/2011

    " Was a great read, and hard to put down. T'was fun to peek into the life of a single career woman just a couple of weeks after I'd given birth to my first child! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 5/6/2011

    " I really enjoyed this. It was a cute, fun read, and I actually liked it more than the Shopaholic series (maybe because I didn't want to constantly throttle the main character). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bettina | 5/5/2011

    " So fresh, nice and funny!!!! "

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

    " This is pretty much the worst book I ever read. It started off by stressing me out and just when I thought there was some hope for redemption... the end happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neki | 5/4/2011

    " perfect enough to be a movie!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 5/1/2011

    " Really funny book,, was entertained the whole way through!! :))) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxann | 4/29/2011

    " I really liked this book. This was my intro to Sophie Kinsella. I love books that flip a "seemingly well adjusted life" upside down and seeing what happens. I found the author to be quite witty and fascinating. The book was hilarious. A great, fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 4/25/2011

    " Great book to bring to the beach - funny, interesting, quick read. "

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About the Author
Author Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series as well as the novels Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number, and Wedding Night. She lives in England.

About the Narrator

Rosalyn Landor has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the Audie Award. She has worked as an actor since the age of seven, both in Europe and the United States. Her extensive list of credits includes leading roles in film, theater, and audio productions, as well as in various miniseries on all the major television networks and in such productions as Masterpiece Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and Rumpole of the Bailey.