Children of the Storm

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1 out of 5 stars
By Competition Rider on 05-23-06

Abriged to Incomprehensibility

Hold out for the unabridged verion of this book. The abridged version is mangled.
Instead of having brief exposition to explain what happened during the 'lost paragraphs', this abridgement just chucks out sections willy nilly, making it almost impossible to comprehend what's going on.
Awful. Awful. Awful.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Nicolette on 04-19-10

abridged versions are terrible

After reading/listening to all the Amelia Peabody books I was VERY disappointed to see that several of them are only available in an abridged version. Half the story was gone including all the subtle action which makes this series so fantastic. Why, after producing 12 books would they choose to ruin 3 of them by only recording abridged versions? HUGE LETDOWN.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on 10-05-05


Elizabeth Peters writes a wonderful story, why only offer the abridged versions? Barbara Rosenblat is wonderful there is no one who could do justice to this series more than her. I have purchased the abridged versions because that is the only option I have been given to continue with the series. I think that we should be able to listen to them as Ms. Peters intended full and uncut. Those who don't want such a long story, can find another series. Amelia Peabody should not be silenced into an abridged version. I want to hear every long speech Ramses gives! I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because it is ABRIDGED!

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18 of 19 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on 07-28-06

A poor abridgement

I don't like abridged books. Unforunately books 14 and 15 in this series only come abridged. Book 14 was abridged a bit better than 15. This book did seem to jump from place to place at times. And at 5+ hours compared to the usual 14+ hours for a book in this series, I can only imagine what I missed. Especially since some of the people in this plot were from the Hippo Pool book that is not on audiobook at all.

I would have given the it 5 stars because I love this series, but because of the poor abridge version, I can only give it 3.


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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 06-19-12

Abominable Abridgement

Is there anything you would change about this book?

What in the world! How can we get to books 14 and 15 - after being faithful followers of not only Amelia, but Elizabeth and Barbara - and be betrayed by such an abominable abridgement??? For shame! Leaving so much out of this work leads the reader to believe that perhaps Ms. Peters is losing her touch. . . carry on dear reader - the rest of the books are whole as is the author's continued ability to charm and entertain.

Has Children of the Storm turned you off from other books in this genre?

Certainly not of the genre, but certainly of abridgements, most abridged books are disgraceful. (I will have to admit that The Professor and the Madman is a noteable exception to my ranting.)

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely! I keep wishing I could see Amelia and Emerson on screen and have spent some considerable minutes imagining who should play the parts. I have come to no satisfactory conclusions.

Any additional comments?

I would gladly pay again for this book should it come out in an unabridged version.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Alexis Fabbri on 01-19-11

No more abridgements Please

Please. Please. Please, no more abridged versions unless there is an unabridged version also available. I can't help but give this a 4 star review for the engrossing story line and reader.


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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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