I’ve been happy with "slightly abridged" versions of Eva Ibbotson’s work before. The Star of Kazan is superb on CD, despite the warning that it’s slightly abridged.
So picture my fury at picking up a hard copy of The Dragonfly Pool and sticking in my earbuds with a fancy to compare the two, only to realize that this time, some editor was way out of line.
Enter angry eyes.
Forget everything I said about The Dragonfly Pool being meh. Evidently, the novel I listened to was the diet, caffeine-free, off-brand version. I’m reserving judgment til I taste the real Eva Ibbotson.