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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"at last Bridget is back"
was really great to just sit back and listen to the book. with the print version have to sometimes go back and re read a sentance but listening to the audio was much easier for me to follow.
when she finally got together with the teacher. the discription of him reminds me of my old games teacher!
wanted to but didnt have the time. listened to it whenever I could and couldnt wait for the next installent.
Very sad that Mr Darcy died but glad it was a happy ending. enjoyed going along the journey with her and could relate to alot of her feelings
"Wonderfully read but a little predictable"
I will listen to this audio book again as it was very entertaining and did make me laugh out loud once or twice.
I enjoyed listening to Bridget learning about modern tech such as twitter. The book seemed however to be a little slow in the middle and I felt like fast forwarding certain parts.
To text or not to text that is the question.
Worth listening to and nice for relaxing to. Easy to dip in and out of.
"A WORTHY SUCCESSOR"
Fits in easier with a busy lifestyle!
Bridget was on marvellous form again, blending humour with utter despair on the same page.
Her voice was well matched with the story.
Definitely kept me gripped.
I wondered how she would follow on from the perfect Mr Darcy ending but she did and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
"Bit like Bridget Jones in the big brother house..."
Not as flowing as the film, didn't read the books.
The best scene was when the small boy came into her bedroom and Bridget was in a 'situation' with her new boyfriend , in a compromising position.
I got fed up with the time line all the time
Would not be enough storyline to make a film.
If you like the original Bridget Jones, then you will like this! Its the same old Bridget, just 20 years on...
Bridget and Rockster being interrupted in the middle of some nighttime gymnastics by Bridget's eldest child Billy.
Yes, I listen to books to help me drift off to sleep, and this did not do the job! All I wanted to do was stay up and listen.
A fantastic journey of adult life.
The book is comparable to its predecessors and surpasses them if possible.
Fantastic expression of characters and feeling.
The book made me feel like, 'its not just me'. The characters and feelings are all those that as human beings we all feel in some way, and expresses how although things are sent to try us, we can overcome anything.
Brilliant listen, will be listening to it again and again x
Had me chuckling away all around the dog walk. Loved it! Light, funny, sometimes completely mad. A great holiday listen.
first kiss with the school master
not really, its a
"Entertaining listen, will be forgotten in a week"
Book was entertaining for most of the time but in some moments the main character seems a bit exaggerated with her nativity and silliness. The book is gripping enough to listen but leaves no great impression and is for sure not as big a hit as the first one.
Develop more details of the romantic thread with mr w.
Great narration. Characters were very well performed. Strong side of this audiobook.
Yes if you're after a light entertainment
Bridget's hilarious personality
Uncovering what had happened since the second book
I wouldn't search for one narrated by her, but i wouldn't mind listening to her voice again. She portrayed Bridget well anyway
I laughed out loud quite a lot and felt the lump in my throat when uncovering some bits of the story
So at first I felt like I couldn't listen to the audiobook after just the first chapter after having watched the films with Renée Zellweger. It was strange adjusting to a new voice and didn't feel right at first. I also panicked thinking I had missed a book in between due to such a jump in the stories.
I decided to carry on listening and glad that I did as once the story started to unravel I found myself laughing out loud and wondering what happens next every time I put it down.
My friend also felt the same and wasn't going to carry on until I advised her that she should and now she enjoys it too!
The Bridget Jones stories are such an easy going fun read that you can listen to them absolutely anywhere. Bridget is a heart-warmingly normal and sympathetic character.
Obviously the first two Bridget Jones books. This is essential reading for any fan.
Samantha Bond reads this exactly as I imagined Bridget would be now that she is in her fifties. Still so young at heart, though!
Of course. It was infectious!
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