Well, I didn't trust that since I couldn't figure out how they managed to make them half (HALF!) as long as any other books in the series without losing.. well.. half the story. So I ordered the paperback versions, and lo! I even have time to read them.
I didn't bother listening to the audio version of "Lord of the Silent", but I had to run into KC recently and listened to the beginning of "The Golden One". Well, indeed, they do drop whole scenes (which is bad enough) but I just found that they also CHANGED something. Worse yet, the change makes no sense. A body that is described in the audio version as being 'wrapped up in cloth' is described as 'held up by a spike' in the print version.