This audio book is abridged :(. As a rule I stay away from abridged titles but I didn't know about it when I ordered it from BooksFree.com, my NetBooks type service. I hope that now that the CDs and MP3 media are being used for distribution publishers will do less abridged works (to save production/distribution costs???) and focus on the complete books.
However, after listening to the Introduction to the book I learned that this version of The Princess Bride is not an updated/revised/re-interpreted version of the original early Twentieth century book by Simon Morgenstern [ed. pseudonym of Goldman's] but is the brain child of William Goldman. The question remains, is the book tape an abridged reading of the new book or is the "abridged" there to further the S. Morgenstern myth?