• Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Series: Bridget Jones, Book 2
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-10-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (344 ratings)

Regular price: $21.31

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Publisher's Summary

The Wilderness Years are over. But not for long. At the end of Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget hiccuped off into the sunset with man-of-her-dreams Mark Darcy. Now, in The Edge of Reason, she discovers what it is like when you have the man of your dreams actually in your flat and he hasn't done the washing-up, not just the whole of this week, but ever.
Lurching through a morass of self-help-book theories and mad advice from Jude and Shazzer, struggling with a boyfriend-stealing ex-friend with thighs like a baby giraffe, an 8ft hole in the living-room wall, a mother obsessed with boiled-egg peelers, and a builder obsessed with large reservoir fish, Bridget embarks on a spiritual epiphany. Bridget is back. V.g. The third installment in Bridget Jones' journey, Mad About the Boy, is out in October 2013.
©2000 Helen Fielding (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah Martin on 10-27-13

To Die For

Sucked me right in and couldn't pull away from my ears. Charming narrative and wonderful performance. Best of the bunch. Recommend without hesitation.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-31-17

Way better than the film version

What did you love best about Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason?

I was hesitant to read it since I had watched the movie first and it was a total flop, but I am so glad I did. I feel as though some of the events merged with events that were included in the first film, which may be why the film deviates so much from the book. Still, there were more suspenseful parts of the book which were sadly left out of the film. It goes without saying, the book was better than the movie.

What other book might you compare Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason to and why?

Other than its predecessor, I'd have to compare the series to an adult version of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries. Light-hearted, humorous romps.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the meat purse fiasco.

If you could take any character from Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Mark Darcy...because I'd have to steal him away from Bridget, of course!

Any additional comments?

If you were a fan of the first book/movies, you'll enjoy it!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-07-14

Bridget Jones at her finest - V.Good and V.funny

Where does Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

near the very top, due to Imogen Church's narration talents.

What did you like best about this story?

its funny listening to her constant thought diahorrea of self obsession. the intimate self loathing is so a plenty you can't help laughing because it becomes comical what she double questions and obsesses about.

Which character – as performed by Imogen Church – was your favourite?

Bridget herself - especially the "oooohhhh god's", "uuurrrgggg's" and drunk bridget. Bridget is closely followed by Mark, Imogen sounds like Colin Firth playing Mark Darcy.

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

If had time to yes, loved listening to it, but just couldn't dedicate that much time in one go. If could have listening in one sitting would have been even better than how superb it was in pieces.

Any additional comments?

Am gutted that Imogen hasn't done the follow up in Mad about the boy. Nothing against the current actress who is doing the narration, its just having listening to the 1st 2 books one after the other, it would have been fab to have her voice continuing in the "flow and Zen".
Imogen is an outstanding voice performer and am looking forward to listening to more of her books in the future

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Keira on 03-23-15

Great listen.

I really love this book, it was a great sequel. I am really looking forward to listening to the next one.

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3 out of 5 stars
By oceanjasper on 07-05-17

Funny in parts but too rambling.

I remember the original Bridget Jones' Diary (read many years ago) being laugh-out-loud hilarious and much funnier than the movie, but this sequel was less impressive. There is plenty of humour in the clever use of language and Bridget's amusing observations about the people around her, but overall the story needed more rigorous editing. Some parts were drawn out or repetitive and made Bridget seem like such a twit that I wondered what Mark Darcy saw in her, although by the end I did feel convinced that Bridget's endearing cluelessness satisfied a lack in his life.

Imogen Church's narration is wonderfully expressive and added much to the entertainment value of the book. I could have done with a lot less of Bridget's overseas holiday crisis and her friends' disastrously helpful relationship advice. The Edge of Reason was just too long and wore out its welcome by the end.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Ros H. on 04-07-16

Not for me

I was very disappointed. Couldn't listen to much of it. Don't bother with this, especially if you have seen and liked the movies. The movie is a thousand times better than the book which is very unusual

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