Title: The Undomestic Goddess
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Clipper Audio
Length: 12:75 hrs
Narrator: Phoebe James
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?
I've read the book several times. But, when I saw that my library had the audio I just couldn't resist. I love this book so hard. It is just hilarious!! Samantha's inner dialogue is so relate-able! I know I've had those same conversations/thoughts with myself. Narrator Phoebe James is genius. She does so many different voices that made me feel like I was watching the film.
Sophie Kinsella always writes career women. I love it. It sets a fun backdrop to the story. Samantha is a high powered lawyer that screwed up. Big time. Then she runs away. Don't we all wish we could do that?! When she starts being the housekeeper I couldn't stop laughing! There are just so many funny situations.
This book is just awesome and I'm so glad I grabbed the audio even though I already knew the story. It added another dimension. Plus, I could always listen to an English accent. It's so sophisticated!