The Wilderness Years are over. But not for long. At the end of Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget hiccuped off into the sunset with man-of-her-dreams Mark Darcy. Now, in The Edge of Reason, she discovers what it is like when you have the man of your dreams actually in your flat and he hasn't done the washing-up, not just the whole of this week, but ever.
Lurching through a morass of self-help-book theories and mad advice from Jude and Shazzer, struggling with a boyfriend-stealing ex-friend with thighs like a baby giraffe, an 8ft hole in the living-room wall, a mother obsessed with boiled-egg peelers, and a builder obsessed with large reservoir fish, Bridget embarks on a spiritual epiphany. Bridget is back. V.g. The third installment in Bridget Jones' journey, Mad About the Boy, is out in October 2013.
©2000 Helen Fielding (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Sucked me right in and couldn't pull away from my ears. Charming narrative and wonderful performance. Best of the bunch. Recommend without hesitation.
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I don't feel the desire to re-listen to a book very often, but I did with this one. I enjoyed Imogen's version of Helen. Delicious! I caught myself from time to time repeating out loud phrases. This audio book is like a quirky best friend! Enjoy!
I read this book when I was 28 but laughed even harder while listening to it at 42. Funny and witty with characters you'll enjoy following.
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I loved this book! It was an excellent follow-up. Great continuing storyline. Additionally, Imogen Church's voice truly captures the essence of Bridget.
Bridget, of course. She is a total mess, but that's what I love about her. She is totally relatable.
Nothing, Imogen Church was fabulous!
Both. There were parts that made me laugh (Bridget being Bridget in typical Bridget fashion) and others that made me cry (every tender moment Bridget shared with Mark).
I have read the other Bridget Jone's diaries, and hooted with laughter, but when this one started it was difficult to listen to, and so different from the others. I really wondered where it would go, and how. But what a beautiful culmination of the series. I laughed.. I cried (a lot), and in the end I was enormously satisfied.
I loved the story but the narration made it really come to life. I adore Bridget jones and this book held up just as well with the first one. Helen fielding makes me laugh and cheer but above all, makes me realise I am not alone. Thanks Bridget.
"Bridget Jones at her finest - V.Good and V.funny"
near the very top, due to Imogen Church's narration talents.
its funny listening to her constant thought diahorrea of self obsession. the intimate self loathing is so a plenty you can't help laughing because it becomes comical what she double questions and obsesses about.
Bridget herself - especially the "oooohhhh god's", "uuurrrgggg's" and drunk bridget. Bridget is closely followed by Mark, Imogen sounds like Colin Firth playing Mark Darcy.
If had time to yes, loved listening to it, but just couldn't dedicate that much time in one go. If could have listening in one sitting would have been even better than how superb it was in pieces.
Am gutted that Imogen hasn't done the follow up in Mad about the boy. Nothing against the current actress who is doing the narration, its just having listening to the 1st 2 books one after the other, it would have been fab to have her voice continuing in the "flow and Zen".
Imogen is an outstanding voice performer and am looking forward to listening to more of her books in the future
I really love this book, it was a great sequel. I am really looking forward to listening to the next one.
"1st Audio Book = very pleased!"
Loved it. The narrator really captured the essence of Bridget Jones. Didn't want it to end.
"The perfect audiobook!"
Read this when first came out, but enjoyed audiobook even more. Now have to listen to rest of the 'Bridget' series! So enjoyed all the voices, the performance was brilliant.
"A light but funny read."
I chose this book because I had trouble sleeping and I needed to read something light and not too heavily engaging. This book is funny witty and the characters in it are a Little eccentric. Recommend this book for anybody who is seeking a light read whilst on holiday or needing to relax after work with something not too difficult to follow. I rated this book for out of five stars because some of the storyline doesn't change its course very much. Imogen The narrator is totally amazing at doing all the voices. I particularly like her voice for Magda, Mark, Rebecca, and Bridget's mum. They will surely make you laugh!
It was like having to leave a friend when it had finished, I am looking forward to listening to the next in the series.
Read the first one. Enjoyed listening to this sequel just as much as reading the first one. Loved Imogen Church's voice. She is an utterly charming Bridget Jones.
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