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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy | [Helen Fielding]

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email CC, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.
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Publisher's Summary

When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones' Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced audiences to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth. With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email CC, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on.

An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.

©2013 Helen Fielding (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

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    E. Wright South Africa 05-18-14
    E. Wright South Africa 05-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Slightly Ho-hum"

    I was quite excited to listen to this story having loved the two Bridget Jones movies, but not having read the books.
    I found the story fairly boring with many moments being taken up with boring reading of Twitter comments that made me want to fast forward.
    The story is very similar to the first but without the freshness and surprise that the first story gave us. I generally felt that the author was attempting to make some easy money out of a stock type of story.
    The reader was ok but not wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Benoni, South Africa 01-13-14
    Craig Benoni, South Africa 01-13-14
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    "Felt like coming home"
    Where does Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Easily one of my favorites. Samantha Bond was fantastic and handled the Bridget Jones we all know and love with perfect skill and did her every justice possible.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I bought this book not only because I'm a Bridget fan, but because I needed to laugh. And I was not disappointed.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The farting sports day...was laughing so much I had to pause the book.


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

    I laughed and cried till my stomach hurt. I felt like my old friend was back for a visit and I didn't want her to leave


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Abigail
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    1/8/14
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    "A nice catch up with Bridget"
    Where does Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed this book. I was really pleased when it was released.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was very up to date with current issues. The way it tackles current dating worries is bang on.


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

    I thought this book might be sad giving what has happened (don't want to give the story away) but although the sad parts are covered enough so you understand they story doesn't dwell on the sad times in Bridget's life. brings a slight tear to the eye at times.


    Any additional comments?

    Feels like a catch up with an old friend you've not seen in years. a really enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roberta
    New York, NY USA
    1/7/14
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    "Loved it!"
    What did you like most about Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy?

    Funny, witty and a very good segue from the previous books. The writer has managed to stay true to the main character as she navigates the next stages of her life, while managing to maintain the same sense of humour that is so Bridget Jones! Loved it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    1/5/14
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    "Like rekindling an old friendship"
    What did you like most about Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy?

    Bridget Jones books read: 3
    Bridget Jones books enjoyed: 3 (v good)

    Listening to this book was like running into an old friend who you haven't seen for years and remembering just how well you get on. I loved the first two Bridget Jones books, and when I first heard that this book had been written (and was spoilered about Mark's demise) I was worried I'd be disappointed. I really shouldn't have been though. I understand the reasoning behind bringing Bridget back as a widow - otherwise where would our familiar, scatter-brained, slightly-on-the-edge heroine have been? I don't think this book would have worked if all was essentially right with Bridget's life.

    Because of what happens to Mark, this book has a slightly more serious feel than the first two, but I think Helen Fielding has got the balance right. It veers between utter hilarity - which had me giggling away to myself in public and probably looking like a total idiot - to heart-breaking sadness. Bridget's letter to Mark had me in tears, and I'm welling up again now writing about it. Fielding captures the sense of loss so perfectly, but also helps to show how it can be coped with, that there is still life afterwards.

    I thought this was a fantastic read and I'm sad that it's finished.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Hope
    UK & USA
    12/30/13
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    "Hip Hip Hooray! for the return of Bridget Jones"
    Would you listen to Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy again? Why?

    Absolutely. Don't be put off by the nay say-ers .. if you liked the first two Bridget Jones novels, you'll love this. If you prefer your fiction to be deeply meaningful, do go & read 'Love in a Time of Cholera' or similar, instead. This is intended to be pure fun, with some grains of truth liberally sprinkled in.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    After Bridget of course, my fav character would have to be Mr Schoolteacher .. although I can't say why .. it would spoil it for you.


    What about Samantha Bond’s performance did you like?

    She perfectly captures the spirit of the character. Bravo!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Well I do have a partial life, so not quite that short of things to do, but I relished this over the course of a few days. Perfect when you're in the doldrums & need a 'pick-me-up',


    Any additional comments?

    Am auditioning for toy boys .. please respond via Twitter....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natasha
    LEEK, United Kingdom
    12/30/13
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    "Brilliant"
    If you could sum up Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Classic Bridget


    What about Samantha Bond’s performance did you like?

    I liked Samantha's voices pace and tone easy to listen to.


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

    I was very sad to find out Mark DArcy had died.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    Elton, United Kingdom
    12/30/13
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    "excellent"
    If you could sum up Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy in three words, what would they be?

    Funny emotions uplifting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy?

    When she has an affair with a toy boy


    Which character – as performed by Samantha Bond – was your favourite?

    Bridgette


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

    Laugh and cry


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    12/19/13
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    "Easy listening"
    What made the experience of listening to Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy the most enjoyable?

    This is not just as good as I found the first two books but never the less it was easy listening and would say its worth buying if your a fan of Bridget.


    Any additional comments?

    A good girly book with humour

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    London, United Kingdom
    12/18/13
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    "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy to be better than the print version?

    I have not had a lot of audio books and this was good. It does take away your own interpretations of the story in my opinion.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy?

    There are a few bits that I would just burst out laughing, e.g. when Bridget is up a tree trying to help her kids get down then the teacher that she fancies comes past and she has her thong hanging out.


    Have you listened to any of Samantha Bond’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No have never heard any of her performances


    Any additional comments?

    good book a few burst out of laughter moments - would recommend if you are a Bridget Jone's fan. Nice book good to listen to on my train journey home.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • canal walker
    england
    12/15/13
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    "Disappointed"
    Would you try another book written by Helen Fielding or narrated by Samantha Bond?

    Yes of course but it was not as good as the first books years ago


    What was most disappointing about Helen Fielding’s story?

    Too much repeating not much of a story


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Samantha Bond?

    No she was brillaint


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I can imagine another film coming


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel Anderson
    12/14/13
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    "Welcome return"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you enjoyed the first book you will enjoy this, it follows the same formula but updated to Bridget struggling with single motherhood. It is predictable but this did not spoil the enjoyment for me. Anything that makes me laugh out loud has got to be good!


    What other book might you compare Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy to, and why?

    Obviously the first Bridget Jones. Better than the second installment.


    Have you listened to any of Samantha Bond’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is the first I will look out for others. She has distinctive voice but this fits with Bridget Jones well.


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

    At first Bridget does not write much about the death of her husband but later when we are given more detail it is moving.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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