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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy Audiobook

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

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Publisher's Summary

When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones' Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced audiences to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth. With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email CC, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on.

An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.

©2013 Helen Fielding (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

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  • SamDutta
    6/10/14
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    "Great although sometimes hard to imagine..."
    What did you like most about Bridget Jones?

    I loved the story and it was really well narrated. The only thing I struggled with is that I imagined some of the characters to speak differently to what I was hearing but I suppose that is something that has to be given some leeway in an audio book.


    What other book might you compare Bridget Jones to, and why?

    All the other Bridget Jones books!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
    Wetherby, Yorkshire
    4/26/14
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    "A Modern Take On Middle Age"

    A great easy holiday read
    The trilogy has matured well - embracing the modern world of twitter and internet dating. It also does a good job of exploring the complications of family life whilst still being light hearted and fun.
    It's going to be a bit more challenging to make into a film than the other two!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • carol
    SUFFOLK, United Kingdom
    4/9/14
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    "Bridget at her best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bridget Jones to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the book, but am sure that it is a brilliant read. Maybe that's next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bridget Jones?

    Her wonderful relationships with people.


    What does Samantha Bond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Reality


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
    4/3/14
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    "Loved it"
    What did you like most about Bridget Jones?

    Funny, Tragic, Moving, Great Fun


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bridget Jones?

    The nits!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Hard to talk about screnes when listening. I realy don't know


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, the sadness for the children, and feeling that I knew Mark from watching the films over and over.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it, didn't want it to end. Great giggle, would recommend to my friends.<br/>

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    hampshire, United Kingdom
    3/28/14
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    "She's back, older not wiser and we love her for it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I would. If they have previously read the other 2 books, would definitley suggest they read this one. Bridget hasn't changed much except getting older. same old bridget issues, but even funnier with age and experience...oh and children


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bridget Jones?

    Near the end with Mr Wallicker.........oh and her memories of Mark


    What does Samantha Bond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She gives Bridget a voice - literally. she also brings the emotions into the story that you possibly may not get from reading it. She intensifies bridget's doubts and scattiness


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had the time yes but as I don't couldn't


    Any additional comments?

    This again is Bridget at her best and worst, she is annoyingly frustrating, but there is an element of sadness in this one that rips at your heart.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cassie
    UK
    3/23/14
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bridget Jones to be better than the print version?

    Yes easy to listen to and brings the story alive


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bridget just love her feel like I have a bit her in me


    What does Samantha Bond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Lovely to listen to and great story teller


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CLBRIGHT
    EXMOUTH, United Kingdom
    3/19/14
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    "Some highlights"
    Would you listen to Bridget Jones again? Why?

    No I wouldn't listen again, but it did tempt me to listen to the original again. It started off strangely. I couldn't get used to Bridget being in her 50s. I also find her a bit silly and can't get why so many hot men fall for her. It was OK.


    If you’ve listened to books by Helen Fielding before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to any before, but I loved Samantha Bond reading her.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The twitter references... very true, very funny.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh, in places.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RK
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    3/13/14
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    "Like we never knew her"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Part of the problem with the book is that it tried to check too many boxes - single mother humour, grief, romance, smut, and comment on contemporary society. It did one of these well (the humour) but was distractingly awful at the rest


    Would you ever listen to anything by Helen Fielding again?

    Yes. I've liked other stuff of hers (especially the previous Bridget Jones novels) which is partly why it was such a surprise that this was a mess and I felt myself actively disliking Bridget which is a shame.


    What about Samantha Bond’s performance did you like?

    She was just the perfect choice for this. Upper crust and sexy with a humour that's intelligent and not too obvious. And to painstakingly mispronounce Hedda Gabler for 2/3 of the book is impressive professionalism. It's odd though that the text had her criticising someone for choosing to be Miss Moneypenny; I so longed for her to break from the text to say "not that there's anything wrong with that of course"


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bridget Jones?

    Sex scenes and Twitter scenes. Both were awkward and clunky.


    Any additional comments?

    Starting at a certain point and then flashing back to fill out the story didn't work AT ALL. It made things repetitive and raised certain plot issues as things happened in illogical order. The casual racism made me uncomfortable as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    3/5/14
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    "Entertaining, if a little predictable!"
    Would you listen to Bridget Jones again? Why?

    Would definitely listen to this again. The overall performance was skilful and intelligent - Samantha Bond was perfectly cast.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rockster was sufficiently boisterous and cocky - quite refreshing!


    Which character – as performed by Samantha Bond – was your favourite?

    Rockster, of course! She played him brilliantly!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - just couldn't find enough hours!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SK
    United Kingdom
    2/27/14
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    "Very entertaining!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was hilarious, insightful and extremely well read. Very lighthearted yet touching


    What about Samantha Bond’s performance did you like?

    Very well read. Especially as the story progresses, she gets really good at the part


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Was put off by the poor reviews initially but glad I got it! If you listen beyond the first lot of chapters, that's when it gets really entertaining

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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