©1992 Susan Elizabeth George; (P)1992 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.
This was the first abridged book I've read, and it will be the last. In the unabridged form, Elizabeth George's books are an all around wonderful experience. In this case, the story and characters were so underdeveloped, that it wasn't even like reading a short story. The music didn't help to fill in the gaps where the writing should have been, it just made it sound tacky.
What is the point in making a book abridged, when all it does is detract from what would be best seller?
Elizabeth George writes complex mysteries that should not be abridged. This was an especially bad job. If you like George's work, buy another. If you don't know her yet, buy another--this is not a good introduction.
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