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WAY too Short and Such a Disappointment with what's been cut!
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2017
This is an extremely abridged version of this fabulous complete book. There is just one brief mention of the mayor, absolutely no mention of the bakery lady and the orange marmalade cake lady, and not one wit about Father Tim's hair and Fanny's attempts to control it!! Missing also are the hilarious exchanges between him and the gang at the Grill, not one single joke from Uncle Billy or outlandish rant from Rose. You hardly get any sense of the frustrations between him and Emma the church secretary and the relationship between he and Cynthia just sails by with hardly any angst at all. I can't believe Jan Karon agreed to such a short abbreviated reading of her books. I've already ordered the second and now I'm not sure I even care to get it. I would love to have the complete audio of these great stories.