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Subject: Large print books - abridged?
Date Posted: 2/5/2010 5:41 AM ET
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OK, so I finished Creed Country Christmas yesterday. Just not a satisfying read.  I had gotten it from the library and I received a large print book.  I'm ok with that usually.  But my problem is I'm not sure if this book was abridged/edited for space.  OR did Linda Lael Miller just not flesh out this story.  It seemed that the two main characters moved along too fast in their relationship and things just kind of happened with no build up or much conflict.  As I read, it seemed like bits were chopped out to make up for the larger print and so the book wouldn't weigh a ton.

Should I go and get a regular paperback copy?  Or is this just a rare "miss" for me from Linda Lael Miller?

Date Posted: 2/5/2010 8:06 PM ET
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Without seeing the book I can't say for certain, but I work in a public library and it is my experience that LP print books are just that. Large Print. Not abridged, just large print. However, some LP magazines, Reader's Digest comes to mind do abridge their large print versions. If the book was abridged it should have said so somewhere. Like the title page. Audios that are abridged usually say something like this abridgement was approved by the author/publisher on the back where the copyright info is located.


Date Posted: 2/5/2010 9:18 PM ET
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I have never found an abridged LP book that did not say so very clearly on the front cover or on a beginning page.  Maybe that was a rare miss of LLM.  I love her books but find I avoid all author's Christmas ones because I always feel they are sorta forced.

Last Edited on: 2/6/10 10:37 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/5/2010 11:21 PM ET
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I go this from the library(not read it yet) but it's just regular print , hardback but doesn't look all that thick to me.

Date Posted: 2/6/2010 6:44 AM ET
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Well,dang.  I just looked at the title page and it says, clear as day, The text of this large print edition is unabridged.  Thanks for the info.  It does seem that the editors asked, "Just write a Christmas book to go with the Creeds trilogy."  Kind of as an afterthought/marketing thing.  Ah,, well, I guess she is still batting .1000 for me.  Love her books. 

Date Posted: 2/6/2010 11:21 AM ET
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I felt the same way over the last Sookie Stackhouse book. Like they told her to throw something quick out to appease the fans because of the show beign a hit.  It felt so rushed and like she just wrapped up the whole Fairy War thing too quickly.  Like she decided she didn't want to go that route and so put Dead and Gone out as sort of a quick wrap up.  I still liked the book but I felt like it had been rushed. I'm hoping the story line isn't completely done.