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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason | [Helen Fielding]

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Picking up where her blockbuster best-selling Bridget Jones's Diary left off, The Edge of Reason finds Bridget in an up and down relationship with Mark Darcy. It's four weeks later, and already the honeymoon is over: the man of her dreams votes conservative and folds his clothes at night, making Bridget feel pressured to do so as well.
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Publisher's Summary

Picking up where her blockbuster best-selling Bridget Jones's Diary left off, The Edge of Reason finds Bridget in an up and down relationship with Mark Darcy. It's four weeks later, and already the honeymoon is over: the man of her dreams votes conservative and folds his clothes at night, making Bridget feel pressured to do so as well. But all of these problems pale in comparison to Rebecca, a beautiful, man-hunting arch-nemesis without a girlfriend code of ethics when it comes to stealing another woman's man. As always, Bridget's best Singleton friends Jude and Shaz are there to give her advice from the pages of Getting the Love Your Want and Keeping the Love You Find with some unexpected results.

©1999 Helen Fielding; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Funnier and more accomplished than the original diary, and in fact takes recognition humor into a new dimension. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a glorious read, and there is a laugh on every page." (The London Sunday Times Books)

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    Andrea Denton, TX, USA 07-12-05
    Andrea Denton, TX, USA 07-12-05
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    "fun story, excellent narrator"

    The narrator brings this story to life with a fabulous voice for Bridget that really enhances the self-deprecating humor. I have listened to it nearly a dozen times in the two years since I bought it! It is laugh-out-loud funny, thanks to the witty author and the narrator's performance. I wish Audible would add an unabridged version of Bridget Jones' Diary by the same narrator. As for the storyline in The Edge of Reason, it is very, very different from the movie, so don't pass on this book just because you may have seen the film. If you liked either of the Bridget Jones movies, you will love this audio book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Overland Park, KS, USA 09-07-05
    Susan Overland Park, KS, USA 09-07-05
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    "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Unabridged)"

    If you loved the first Bridget Jones book, you'll love this one. 10 times better than the movie, then again, aren't they always!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Toronto, ON, Canada 06-21-09
    Joe Toronto, ON, Canada 06-21-09
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    "Entertaining"

    I found this book entertaining, and the narrator was great. I felt it dragged on a bit too long, and at points I got rather bored. I wanted something silly and entertaining to listen to while lying down with/rocking my young toddler to sleep, and this fit the bill. I kind of wish I'd gotten it from the library instead of wasting an Audible credit on it, though.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mia 04-01-13
    Mia 04-01-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.

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    "A friend in audio format: Credit proof for ladies!"
    Where does Bridget Jones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I do not rank titles by number because it is like asking a wine taster to rank all wine on the same scale: It would be unfair to both future listeners and to the art of audio.

    However, I bought this with cash since I wanted a book which I knew I would return to again and again.

    Once, Helen Fielding had the thrown of feel-good safely in her very capable hands. Then, came author after author none could take her place, still: Internet grew, many young people might find the chapter in which Bridget talks about not "getting the online thing" acient, in reality it is an image on what the genere used to be before Carrie, Blackberry Z10 and iPadt's.

    Surely Bridget is naive, not thin and she'd be glued to the Audible self-help section. Which is why this IS essansial. It stands the test of time like no other "feel-good" book. I first read this when it came out:One time. I knew what was going to happen but I laughed extremly hard.

    I even have to say that the way the narrator nailed male voices was extremly well done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mark: He is honest, funny AND handsome which is rare.


    What does Rosalyn Landom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I saw the movie when it came out but felt it was too polished. She bringes out the images and sounds which the movie failed to provide. Outstanding job!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Bridget writing Christmas cards while being drunk...


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic! Get it today ladies¡

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Champaign, IL, United States 02-10-05
    Jennifer Champaign, IL, United States 02-10-05 Member Since 2003
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    "great fun for bridget fans..."

    I haven't listened to this version, just a Barbara Rosenblat one, but the story is delightful and fun and continues the exploits and errors of Miss Jones. If you're a fan of the first book, I would think you'll like this one, and if you've seen the movie, you're still missing an awful lot of good story here. I highly recommend it!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila 10-20-12
    Sheila 10-20-12 Member Since 2005

    Shameless book addict whose life was made immeasurably happier when I discovered audiobooks made housework tolerable and long drives a joy.

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    "Can Bridget survive the worst holiday ever?"
    If you could sum up Bridget Jones in three words, what would they be?

    Caring, idealistic, and clueless


    What other book might you compare Bridget Jones to and why?

    It reminds me a lot of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Age 13 3/4. Both characters are struggling to have a decent love relationship, and are constantly caught in outrageous situations brought on by their friends, family, and own poor judgement. They both long to be taken seriously, but are absolutely clueless. Since both have good hearts we keep hoping for their happiness, even while laughing at their misadventures.


    Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landom – was your favorite?

    Bridget is definitely my favorite character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book did make me laugh a lot. Some of the situations Bridget gets herself in are way over the top, but it still is very entertaining.


    Any additional comments?

    Because some of the situations are so far fetched, it makes this book just a little less enjoyable than the first. Still I've listened to it more than once, and will undoubtedly do so again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Figgy 09-26-12
    Figgy 09-26-12
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    "Singleton's Entertained!"

    I think most of us girls have an inner Bridget, we just don't reveal her very often. She's is just so silly and funny. How can you not like her? If you're looking for something light and entertaining then this Bridget Jones is just the thing.

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    Devi Boston, MA, USA 05-10-08
    Devi Boston, MA, USA 05-10-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Funny and entertaining"

    If you enjoyed the first Bridget Jones diary, then this book will most likely also appeal. Bridget Jones is so likeable and her life is completely crazy. The narrator does a great job with the characters voices and I really enjoyed the entire experience.

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    Heather 10-29-05
    Heather 10-29-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Delightful but not as good as the original"

    This was a fun novel to listen to. The narrator did a good job of conveying the different characters as well as Bridget's state of mine. However I didn't enjoy this book as much as the original Bridget Jone's Diary, I felt that the plot twists were a bit forced and the incidents not quite as true to life as the original. Overal it was a good listen and if you are looking for something light to listen to this is a good choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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