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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"Catching up with an old friend"
No, I've just listened to it. It was very good.
It's a follow on from Bridget Jones books
I like her voice
It was a lovely bit of fun. Like catching up with an old friend.
"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!
"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
At first I was sure I would not like the book as the reader was different and I loved the old reader but as I got further into the book it just got better and I got used to the new reader this book is great
"Fielding:Mother Nature's Christmas Gift 2Womankind"
This audiobook was a complete indulgence! If I had an extra hand to help me balance a hardback copy while I scoffed my face with chocolate and coffee, I would have 'read' it, but alas, the technology wasn't available...so you can understand why I had to go for audio...but I'm so glad I did!
I've watched 'Bridget Jones' Diary' and 'The Edge of Reason', and the cinematic experiences made such an impression, they are now part of my Christmas tradition 'box-set-bananza', but after hearing Mad About The boy, I might have to get reading!
Samantha Bond did a fantastic job! Admittedly, I approached the novel with slight trepidation -- Renee did so well in the films... could Samantha so as well in the audio? After 10 minutes of listening, I knew the answer was 'yes'.
A woman struggling with her weight; balancing work and home life (just about); failed dates; motherhood; writers' block; grief; loneliness; frustration; the struggle to maintain friendships; something in the house always needs fixing; there are never enough hours in the day; the woman across the road seems to have it all together (despite the fact she's fighting the same battles)...
Such themes moved me, connected with me, and in a weird way, comforted me. I'm not alone! HI 5!
"Tears and Joy"
I've just had an audible Bridget Jones marathon and initially thought that I hadn't read Mad About the Boy before... Then quickly into the story I realised that I had but didn't remember thinking much of it. How wrong I was. Maybe it was due to the characters being brought to life by Samantha Bond's reading or maybe my frame of mind, but either way I laughed and cried (actual tears) as I listened. It's a wonderful story and beautifully read. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of chick lit.
Brilliant summer listen, chick flick, girl read. Great writing and amazing narration! I was laughing out loud.
Loved it. It was like meeting up with a long lost friend after years of not seeing each other. beautifully read and spot on bridget
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