the ask@ARR: How do you feel about updated romances?

Lisa Kleypas has released a revised and updated audio edition of Mine Til Midnight originally published in 2007. The book is the first in her Hathaways series. Here is the Amazon blurb for the current Kindle version which does not say it’s been updated:

When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the intricacies of the ton. Even more challenging: the attraction she feels for the tall, dark, and dangerously handsome Cam Rohan.

Wealthy beyond most men’s dreams, Cam has tired of society’s petty restrictions and longs to return to his “uncivilized” Gypsy roots. When the delectable Amelia appeals to him for help, he intends to offer only friendship—but intentions are no match for the desire that blindsides them both. But can a man who spurns tradition be tempted into that most time-honored arrangement: marriage? Life in London society is about to get a whole lot hotter.

The new audio version, narrated by Rosalyn Landor, was released on June 23rd and, according to the first reviewers on Audible, contains changes that some listeners find distressing.

Ugh, so disappointed I can’t find words. And you know what- I’m angry as well. I LOVED this book. The ORIGINAL version of this book. “Revised and updated” not so much. Why have they sanitized it? They ruined it for me.

I was so excited when I saw that Lisa kleypas had an updated edition of this book. But as much as I wanted to love it I could not. I am so happy rosalyn landor is back as she is awesome as always. There were so many things in the original story or the original recording that I loved that were edited or taken out for the purposes of being politically correct. One of the scenes especially that I loved was when Amelia and cam were in the room together and cam seduces her during their second encounter. This was completely edited and changed to make it more consenting. There are also some ending changes that I didnt care for either having to do with bees. Overall, it was good to hear another version but I will be sticking to my old copy as I think that story is perfect the way it is.
I’m curious what AAR readers think about revising older books. OK? Not OK? OK for some reasons and not others? Let us know your thoughts!
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