©1999 Helen Fielding; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
"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)
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.
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!
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.
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
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.
Mark: He is honest, funny AND handsome which is rare.
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!
Bridget writing Christmas cards while being drunk...
Fantastic! Get it today ladies¡
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!
Caring, idealistic, and clueless
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.
Bridget is definitely my favorite character.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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