I love the Andy Carpenter character and this book didn't disappoint. HOWEVER, the abridged version made the storyline seem choppy and the flow of eve..Show More »nts abrupt. At times, an event will take place that seems completely out of context but changes the entire storeline. . . obviously the missing pieces were too important to cut out.
I love this series. Grover Gardner does a perfect job with the narration. When I first heard his voice I thought, "this guy sounds like a smart..Show More » alec, know-it-all, annoying geek." Since that's pretty much Andy Carpenter in a nutshell it works well and even though Andy is all these things he's still a very likable character. I will never understand the purpose of abridging a book like this. It's not like it's Pillars of the Earth length and they aren't saving any money on CD's when it's sold on Audible.com . If a book needs editing it should be done before it's published. Abridged versions deny the fan base their reasonable expectation to hear the book as the author intended. I know I turned a review into a rant against publishers (for that I apologize) but it's really frustrating to have to pay good money for only part of the story, or interrupt a series by buying the print version and not be able to listen to it during the long commute.