"Sunday 1 January: 129 lbs. (but post-Christmas), alcohol units 14 (but effectively covers 2 days as 4 hours of party was on New Year’s Day), cigarettes 22, calories 5424."
From its beginning as a weekly column in a British newspaper, Bridget Jones’s Diary quickly became a best-seller in England. After gaining international popularity, it also shot to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. A 30-something single professional, Bridget Jones prefers a diary to a day planner for tracking her life. Each entry is an honest and hilarious step in her endless quest for self-improvement. ("New Year’s Resolution: Go to gym three times a week not merely to buy sandwich.") Caught between match-making relatives, other singles, and smug marrieds, Bridget records the triumphs and faux-pas of her life in this diary.
Funny, witty, and, at times, charmingly innocent, Bridget Jones’s Diary has a voice that is absolutely authentic. You’ve seen the Bridgets of the world trot by on their way to the office or gym. Now, through Barbara Rosenblat’s narration, you’ll spend some wonderful hours in the company of one. But be warned: from the very first line, you’ll be laughing out loud and looking for friends to introduce to this wonderful young woman.
©1996 Helen Fielding (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC
"A brilliant comic creation." (Salman Rushdie)
Smart, funny, endearing
BrIdget is so very real. Having been a singleton myself, I can easily relate to her dating ups and downs.
Ms Rosenblat does a great Brit.
Bridget, of course! She has such inner poise. Mark Bloody Darcy is a great character too.
One of my all time faves. Sits high atop the Chick Lit genre. Nothing else comes close.
Barbara Rosenblat's performance captures BJ perfectly! Fun fun fun story.
This is an excellent, light-hearted adventure. As Bridget would say, "VG indeed"
Hadn't read this book in many years but was in the mood for a comedy -- it's still very funny, and this reader is absolutely terrific.
Loves to read, it can be anything just has to strike my fancy!
The laugh out loud funny parts!
No, thought it was great
Marc Darcy, because he is wonderful
If you've seen the movie than you will definitely like the book better! So full of zany and relatable situations. I think we've all had a bit of those situations. A light herated, fun and easy story.
I've been waiting for this book to become available so I can stop borrowing it on (heaven forbid) cassette tape from my public library. It is one of the best long trip car books EVER!!
The performance is the perfect balance for this book - just snarky enough without going overboard.
Less whining, less recounting of her daily totals, like-able characters, and a plot.
It was SO boring and annoying.
To be fair, my reaction to the reader may very well be tainted because I found the book so boring. The reading seemed boring, too, but it may have more to do with the subject than with her. I just couldn't separate them.
I rarely say things like this, but skip the book and watch the movie instead. The movie skims over the two main focuses of the book: whining and giving daily statistics???number of calories consumed, weight, number of cigarettes smoked, number of alcohol units, number of lottery tickets purchased, number of lottery numbers correct, and on and on. At least if I'd been reading the book, I could have skipped over those parts. But listening to them over and over drove me crazy. She goes up a pound, and her world comes crashing down. All she does is whine, and seriously, how does she still have a job?!? I have no sympathy for any of the characters, especially Bridget. I was so bored, I just stopped listening before I was even halfway through it. I enjoyed the movie and was looking forward to listening to the book. What a disappointment!
Terrific book! I felt like I was there and Mrs. Fielding did a wonderful job!
It has made me want to read more books by the author and I'm ready for the second book!
Yes, the information is presented in an interesting and insightful manner! The voices are very animated and I could clearly "see" each character.
Nothing! Her performance was excellent!
I loved this book and will probably listen to it again!
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