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Publisher's Summary

"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

Critic Reviews

"A brilliant comic creation." (Salman Rushdie)

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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!!

What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

The performance is the perfect balance for this book - just snarky enough without going overboard.

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Love the Narrator, funny story too

Where does Bridget Jones’s Diary rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top, but thats not saying much, its book 3 for me!

What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

Her voice flows so nicely and she sort of speaks differently for the different characters and emotions.

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maybe i missed Renee Zellweiger

What did you love best about Bridget Jones’s Diary?

The story is great fun and so relatable

Who was your favorite character and why?

bridget duh

Would you listen to another book narrated by Barbara Rosenblat?

maybe: Rosenblatt was fine, but too high class Brit to be Bridget

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This is a great listen regardless. Obviously, adults only

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Outstanding performance of a very fun story.

Barbara Rosenblat's performance captures BJ perfectly! Fun fun fun story.
This is an excellent, light-hearted adventure. As Bridget would say, "VG indeed"

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Fun, Fun, Fun

If you could sum up Bridget Jones’s Diary in three words, what would they be?

Smart, funny, endearing

What did you like best about this story?

BrIdget is so very real. Having been a singleton myself, I can easily relate to her dating ups and downs.

What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ms Rosenblat does a great Brit.

Who was the most memorable character of Bridget Jones’s Diary and why?

Bridget, of course! She has such inner poise. Mark Bloody Darcy is a great character too.

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One of my all time faves. Sits high atop the Chick Lit genre. Nothing else comes close.

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marvelously performed

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.

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So dissapointed

What would have made Bridget Jones’s Diary better?

I love the movie; but this is not the movie. Bridget in the movie is quirky and lovable. Bridget in the book is self centered and awful!

Would you ever listen to anything by Helen Fielding again?

No

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was GREAT, the story was flawed

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

So disappointed - was hoping for a deeper look at the characters I fell in love with in the movie, but got completely different characters instead.

Any additional comments?

Would NOT recommend - go rent the movie instead. It's much better!

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The movie was better.

This is the first time I'm glad the movie was nothing like the book. Since I loved the movie and thought it was absolutely hilarious, the book actually fell flat. There were a few moments of giggling but for the most part, it was hard to even finish listening to. The only great part was the perfect narration.

If you think this will follow the movie, be prepared to be disappointed.

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Hilarious!

I don’t know what took me so long to listen to this. Laugh out loud funny!

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While I love the books and the movies this rendition is so so. Maybe it is because I have a totally different voice in mind. This Bridget is to "posh". She almost whispers. Her voice is too deep. So I am giving it 3 stars. Had really hoped for more. Sadly disappointed.