Great Aileron! Here is the story of why Borgel on tape is abridged. The outfit that distributed those tapes is the very very worst in my whole experience of bad. (And they have never send me a royalty statement--may they be be attended by the finest doctors in the land). I recorded the whole book! However, someone at the tape publishing company ordered the wrong box...with the cut-out for only one cassette. See what happened? I plan to read Borgel in installments on Chinwag Theater, but we are not going to sell tapes, so only a dedicated listener will be able to tape the whole thing off the radio--or a listener with a VCR hooked up to the stereo. Since you frighteningly remind me that you are driving around on local roads, I will take this opportunity to mention my new car! I bought a VW New Beetle, because it scored highest in the tuchas test, to which I subjected a great many makes and models.
You can hear my remarks on the subject on Car Talk this coming (Feb. 12-13) weekend on Car Talk on NPR. Nice to hear from you, Ed, originator and inventor of this website, and a legend in parts of Brooklyn.