An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family?
Or the confused ramblings of a pissed 30-something?
© Helen Fielding; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd
"Wild comedy....observed with merciless, flamboyant wit. A gloriously funny book." (Sunday Times)
"I cannot recommend a book more joyfully....Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching." (Daily Telegraph)
"A brilliant evocation of life as a single girl in a certain time...reads like Anita Loos out of Jane Austen, and any woman who has ever had a job, a relationship, or indeed a mother will read it and roar." (The Times)
I read Bridget Jones's Diary quite a while back and decided to give it a re-read last week, but this time I wanted to give it a listen so I could enjoy my long walks and work commute. I have to say it was a great decision.
Tracie Bennett was a charming and funny narrator for the story and she gave Bridget life in my brain. She seemed very into the story and the role while reading, which made the experience of listening to her very entertaining. Will definitely see if she's the narrator to The Edge of Reason to give it a listen.
Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary is just a delightful book. It is a fun and light read. I enjoyed listening to it. Tracie Bennett did a remarkable job in giving voice to Bridget. I love her narration.
"Fantastic. Shame it's abridged..."
July 15th. Just finished listening to Bridget Jones' Diary. As a result, I will:
1, Declare Tracie Bennett to be new goddess of narration and will erect shrine in dedication to awesome talents in bedroom.
I Will Not:
1. Listen to audio books narrated by perverts, morons, or the overly verbose.
2. Eat more than 2000 calories per day.
3. Keep this bloody shrine in bedroom. It's a monstrosity and the dogs keep peeing on glossy picture of Tracie. Thank god it's laminated!
4. Looking at empty box of Maltesers on floor... I'll work on #2 tomorrow.
My only criticisms is that the whole book is on just one file, which means if you want to listen to it in bed and you're going to sleep, the book'll play the entire file. It would be lovely to have the file divided up into a number of easily manageable parts...
I love Bridget Jones, it is so funny, as well as dramatic and romantic. However, it is a shame that only an abridged version is available!
Only listened to about 10 mins,disappointed in the narrator's reading of the story.
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