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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"Hash Tag !!!!"
Well its ok. Normal usual story line. Got a little boring with the weight check ins and Twitter
Bridget of course!
This was an easy listening audio book that made me laugh and say 'nooooooo!!!' out loud :)
Great book - really enjoyed listening to it!
The I heart series
Yes she captured the character of Bridget Jones
Towards the end but I won't give it away!
"rather boring and hopeless"
it is not funny at all. poor storyline.
keep mark alive!
she was all right
"Bridgit at her best"
Long car journeys to work are made much more interesting. Has transformed my happiness.
Bridget stuck in a tree with her kids
Thinking about Mark on their wedding day
"easy listening, not the best Bridget story"
This book is ok. Well read (you can actually imagine the reader being Bridget).
story ok, but not as funny as previous books, at points the 'diary' element gets a bit tedious.
Reminds me of the Adrian Mole series - first couple of books good and funny then descending into 'not so funny' from book 3 onwards.
"Was a bit predictable"
Probably not as its a bit dull in places
Probably as can't write off an author for one book you didn't enjoy as much
She does a great impression of drunk person and overall thought her reading of it was good
Not really the way the previous books did
Generally enjoyed catching up with Bridget although some parts more than others and it was written as if mimicking the other films of the previous books rather than the books themselves as if anticipating it to be turned into a screen play again and not worrying so much about development of storylines. Also the relationships repeated a predictable pattern and with foreseeable results. And despite Bridget claiming to be alone all the time she appears to be able to develop relationships by little or no effort at all on her part. I liked the school mums interaction and dramatic bit towards the end but otherwise was a little bit flat which is a shame but it may translate better as a film where less content is required.
loved this book so much, it was read well by samantha bond, couldn't stop listening!
"This did not disappoint"
As a huge fan of the first 2 books, which are well weathered after ready several times over the past 15+ years, I was very much looking forward to this book. Finally finding time for it whilst decorating, there I was paint brush in hand chuckling away, & remembering how alike Bridget and I are. This book has a different feel to the first 2 (understandably as set 2 decades later), but the story is still very Bridget. For any fans of the first 2 this book is a must read!
Great 3rd installment of Bridgets life and loves! Read beautifully by the sublime Samantha Bond and laugh out loud funny...one thing though...if you listen to it on the bus, be prepared for strange looks from the general public as you giggle uncontrollably!
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