I do not like the abridged version. I enjoy following along with the actual printed book as if someone is reading it to me but so much was removed and cut out, whole chapters. secondly, I'm not sure why the "French" Arcadians had German/Russian accents by the narrator. It was not how I imagined they would sound and it put me off. Also, Nicole's accent was too strong, in prior books it is mentioned how she sounds a lot more English with a slight French lilt.
I feel like I unfortunately wasted my credit on what is a lovely book series, but just not done as well here.