Leaving Out the Good Parts

It seems the abridged audio of Barbara Walters’s bestselling Audition is missing some important information — like her various love affairs, outlined in the chapters “Fun and Games in Washington: and “Special Men in My Life.”

Time magazine uncovered the omission (you gotta wonder; what made someone at Time sit down and compare the two versions?). Walters was the reader for the abridgment and approved the final version, so she’s not worried about what was left out.

This is not an issue for libraries, however. Most libraries own the unabridged, Books on Tape version read by Bernadette Dunne.

Maybe this is an opportunity for a new slogan? “Libraries: We Don’t Leave Out the Good Parts.”


Barbara Walters

  • Unabridged Audio: $129.00
  • Publisher: Books on Tape (August 5, 2008)
  • Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
  • CD: 9781415943663
  • Tape: 9781415955000

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