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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A wild ride!
- Susan Solo
Abridgement was a mistake
Absolutely not. The Undomestic Goddess is my favorite book of all time, and I read it a least once every three months. The Undomestic Goddess is just a perfectly light, funny, yet interesting and clever read, I joined audible so I could hear it while I did other things. But they cut out so many of the small things that push this book to the next level that I was upset. They made this story way too basic, and left out things that explained the jokes that were made later on. Not just that, but they cut out some of the stronger character moments like Sam standing up to her mother and refusing a job offer where she would have to basically start her career again. Additionally, there a
re a lot of things, like emails and questionnaires that simply don't translate properly into audio. It just lost its charm in all that was taken out.
None. The Undomestic Goddess is so unique and I've been searching for something similar for many years. I would suggest Sophie Kinsella's books, Can You Keep A Secret, and Twenties Girl though.
Her voice wasn't quite how I imagined Samantha, Guy's american accent was terrible, and I really hated the Scottish brogue she gave Nathaniel and Iris. It alright for me to get past and I loved her Trish voice, but her characters voices were not at all how I ever will picture those of the characters when I read the books. But, I did pick to listen to the abridgement because the unbridged version's narrator was waaay too posh that I couldn't give it a chance. Sometimes the inflection and way things are said aren't how I pictured them.
I was very disappointed because this is my favorite book and the voices were wrong and too much of the good things were cut out.
If you want a proper experience of this story, please make sure you either read the book or listen to the full version because this is an amazing story.
- Ashley Laduranteay