2 cassettes / 3 hours
Read by Tracie Bennett
Newly released movie tie-in edition!
Meet Bridget Jones -- a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers is she could:
a) lose 7 pounds
b) stop smoking
c) develop Inner Poise
Here is the laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of a hilarious year in the life of the devastatingly self-aware Bridget Jones; a year in which she resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1 1/2 inches, visit the gym three times a week not merely to buy a sandwich, and form a functional relationship with a responsible adult.
Bridget struggles to keep her life on an even keel -- or at least afloat. Whenever her plans meet with disaster, she manages to pick herself up, go out on the town, and tell herself it will be all right in the morning, when life will definitely be different this time and totally alcohol, calorie, and perverted-misogynist free.
Bridget Jones's Diary will make you like yourself for precisely those things you're most ashamed of. And through it all, Bridget Jones will have you helpless with laughter, and shouting,
"Bridget Jones is me!"
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Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary, an unabashed riff on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, actually has more in common with Samuel Richardson's Clarissa. Where Bridget keeps us apprised of her flawed but persistent attempts at self-improvement in a year's worth of diary entries, the morally upright Clarissa wrestles with her love for the devious Lovelace in very private letters to friends and family. With both heroines, we feel like the favored confidante of someone more interesting than we are.
Tennyson referred to Clarissa as a "large still book," and indeed, there's a stillness about most novels structured around letters and journals, no matter how lively the drama they expose. This may be why the audiocassette version of Bridget Jones's Diary sometimes seems shrill instead of earnest, petty instead of poignantly honest. As actress Tracie Bennett (Shirley Valentine) lifts Bridget Jones from the sanctity of the printed page, we find the cast of characters scratching at each other with the noisy exaggeration of a French farce.
To her credit, Bennett infuses the dailiness of Bridget's life with admirable energy, shifting from Bridget's raspiness to Perpetua's cackle to Sharon's screech to Daniel's sneer with the ease of a stand-up comic. And here's one cassette that doesn't suffer from abridgment. What went flying by in written form--the shorthand minutia, the inventory of calories, the fluctuating cigarette consumption--would have collapsed under the tedium of a faithful reading. Although it's a shame that the abridgment favors boyfriend frustrations over the restorative nights out with the girls, it mercifully gives short shrift to Bridget's relentlessly irritating mother. Even with this reshaping, the everywoman resonance of Bridget's ordinary life comes through intact--all the way through to its happy ending. (Running time: three hours, two cassettes) --Ann SenechalFrom the Publisher:
"Helen Fielding is one of the funniest writers alive and Bridget Jones is a creation of comic genius."
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Descripción Random House, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1998. Audio Book. Estado de conservación: Good. 2 audio cassettes withdrawn from the library. Two reliable audio tapes with the original printed box inserts in a clean plastic case. Some library markings to the cassettes. The tapes sit inside sturdy and presentable. Enjoy this abridged audio performance!. Nº de ref. de la librería Audio1b82509050
Descripción Random House Audio, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1998. Audio Cassette. Estado de conservación: Good. 2 AUDIO CASSETTES, TESTED for your satisfaction for a worthwhile set, in the original printed box. Some shelf wear to the box and the tapes. The audio cassettes are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this performance on Audio Cassette Tapes!. Audio Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 888883291310133
Descripción Random House Audio, 1998. Audiobook cassette. Abridged.. 2 cassettes. Audience: General/trade. Very good in very good dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería KensBooks2.0039603
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Descripción Random House Audio, 1998. Audio Cassette. Estado de conservación: Good. Abridged. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0375404783