The Princess Bride

Version: Abridged
Author: William Goldman
Narrator: Rob Reiner
Genres: Fantasy, Classics
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
Published In: April 2006
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Goldman's classic tale of high adventure, swashbuckling excitement and good-natured silliness.

Reviews (3)


Written by Anonymous on May 2nd, 2012

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is one of my favorite books in the whole world. I got the audiobook so I could listen to it in the car with my kids. This is an abridged version; most of the wit and humor is gone. You might as well just watch the movie.

Very Fun

Written by Ben W. from New York, NY on March 3rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This abridged version of the book follows very closely to the movie. It's entertaining, but doesn't really fill out the story past what you might expect it to. Rob Reiner does a wonderful job at capturing the off beat nature of the book and keeps the character of the book in tact. I would love an unabridged version of the book, but I don't think that's going to happen.

Wesley and the fire swamp.

Written by Sean Stringham on March 6th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The book followed the movie fairly closely, or, visa versa. I enjoyed the book, but the reader left me wanting. I was expecting the humorous parts to be more obvious, but the reader seemed to just pass over them as if they were merely words of no value. However, it was good enough for me and I hope to find the unabridged version some day to read for myself.

Author Details

Author Details

Goldman, William

William Goldman is a novelist and screenwriter whose books include Boys and Girls Together, Marathon Man, and The Silent Gondoliers: a Fable by S. Morgenstern. Movies he has written include "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Stepford Wives," "All the President's Men," "Marathon Man," and "A Bridge Too Far."