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Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Dear Mr. Gaiman,
I was in my local children's bookstore today (Hicklebee's, in San Jos�, CA, an excellent bookstore) to see when they would receive the audiobook of Coraline.
First, I want to tell you that, not only have they ordered 75 copies, but both folks behind the counter spontaneously told me "Oh, we read the advance copy; it was really good!" And it seemed that neither had read anything else by you, so you've hooked two new readers.

But my question is, why does any entry about the audio Coraline in any computer catalog of any sort insist that it's abridged? When the people at Hicklebee's looked it up on whatever system they have, they said "Oh, it wil be here in about a month, but we should warn you that it says it's abridged." What's the deal?
I'm really looking forward to it, regardless. Thanks, Diana in sunny San Jos�


I don't know. It's definitely not abridged in any way, shape or form. It's the full thing, with an extra song by the Gothic Archies. We got Amazon to change it -- and if you look at the reproduction of the cover it says it's unabridged at the bottom.
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