A dazzling urban satire of modern human relations? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something? The third installment in Bridget Jones' journey, Mad About the Boy, will be out in October 2013.
©1996 Helen Fielding (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
"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 cannot recommend a book more joyfully... Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching" (Daily Telegraph)
"Wild comedy... observed with merciless, flamboyant wit. A gloriously funny book" (Sunday Times)
I'm am loving g this is book so funny so cute can't wait to start next one loved the movie but the book is even better. love. the love story and the performance is great loved her voice work great book
Have read this book half a dozen times and this is my first foray into Bridget's world on audio. Exactly the right voice for this entertaining character. Still laughed aloud at bits that I've read many times. Highly recommended.
This was a lot of fun to listen to and this narrator really captured the essence of Bridget.
the narrator sounds exactly like a Bridget would, as well as the Mother and even the guys. She does a superb job, incredible acting talent. The book jumps off the earphones :)
none so far, it's the best, i read it twice in a row already
no particular one
I thought Imogen Church was a wonderful narrator. This is almost television level quality of entertainment. She did the voices of all characters exceptionally well. Her voice to liven up this novel alone was what kept me binge listening. I simply adored that aspect of the audiobook. I may continue on with the series if the right mood struck me. However, it wouldn't be a priority to me as this is trashy chick flick style literature.
The ending was kind of a big surprise. Bridget keeps the same pace throughout her diaries (and thus a year in her life). There's a twist in her family involving one of her love interests. I guess this is just how chick lit ends. Nothing is right until she gets the guy, then it's all good and we don't need to go on. It's not really my thing.
Bridget, her friends, her parents and their friends. Some of them are pretty hysterical. She does male voices pretty well.
Only to take care of myself. She's a mess.
Overall, you've gotta be in the right mood to enjoy this kind of book. It's not usually my genre or my thing. I might be a little bit young for it still. I loved the diary format and the narration was wonderful. It was a good rest from nonfiction and literary fiction, and showed me an entirely new style of writing.
Very amusing entertainment
Yes. I really enjoyed listening to it
I haven't. But I will certainly start looking for more of her performed readings. She's amazing
I laughed out loud several time, and smirked quite a lot
I had watched the movie so pretty much knew what was going to happen, but I still enjoyed listening to it very much, thanks to the several situations the heroine got herself into and to the amazing performance of Imogen Church.
Always loved this book, and was very excited to have an unabridged audiobook available. Superbly narrated by Imogen Church. A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice incorporating the neurotic thoughts of a single thirtysomething women just looking for happiness. Warm and charming and laugh out loud funny - a fantastic piece of escapist fiction.
"Not a book for the middle aged."
when I first read this 25 years ago I laughed till I cried. listening to it as a middle aged woman with grown up children I realised the protagonist was in fact boring, facile and the incessant focus on her weight being under 9 stone was seriously worrying. it may be a period piece but I'm so glad that I don't think.like this now and am pretty certain I never did!
"Lovely, funny and well read"
Love these stories, Imogen Church brings the characters to life. Funny, entertaining and relatable, this book is one that you can listen to over and over.
"superbly funny - story and narration"
I never read the print version, its only because it was available in audio that I actually read/listen to the book. Would not read the book as like my memory of Imogen doing Bridget
Bridget JOnes Diary - Edge of Reason, as they are part of the same series. Haven't read/listened to any other books like this
As above, but I intend to listen to more of her work - totally amazed by her performances - superb
Here she goes again
thanks to Imogen's amazing narration, I now prefer her version of Bridget to the famous Renee Zelwegger's film version of her charactor
"Usually I enjoy the book better than the film"
Just the way Bridget is described - she is not endearing as portrayed in the film, but stupid.
Not any of the Bridget Jones books, no.
I haven't listened to any others. I'm not sure if it was the performance that spoilt it for me. I suspect not.
I still love the film - was just disappointed by the book.
"love the book just wish it was the actress naratin"
love the story but have seen the film so many times the voice just doesn't sound right. Nothing wrong with it just a battle with my head
"prefer the film"
I love the film but was really disappointed with the book. I found both the characters and story extremely annoying. Too repetitive talking about weight, smoking, drinking and men. First time I have ever known a film to be better than the book.
loved the narrator, she did such a good job with all the different characters! the story was so funny and relatable.
Love, can listen to numerous times and love it every time. V.G. Performance and story.
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