Monday, January 30, 2012
Abridged vs Unabridged
As you know I've written a lot about my reading excursion lately and one reason I've got so many under my belt is that when I am in my car I listen to books. I use ALL of my time to my advantage. When the two Border's closed in our town I hit the sales with a vengeance finding tons of audio books, unabridged books. I prefer them because I want the whole book not a piece of a book or a book that has stuff left out, which is an abridged book. A friend also gave me a sack full of audio books that I have been going through and most of them are abridged but I still listen, not looking a gift horse in the mouth. I am going through these books like wildfire and the stash is whittling down so I thought I would check out my favorite website, Amazon to bulk up my stores. Every one I clicked on to purchase was abridged so I typed in "unabridged books" and was directed to Audible.com, which I did not want. I need CD's for my car. So I typed in "unabridged books on CD". I was taken to a list of books, mostly classics and very old books and self-help...NOT INTERESTED. I am very discouraged and may find myself having to go to Barnes & Noble, which I don't like. Don't get me wrong I LOVE a good bookstore, LOVE THEM, but I miss Border's which was a fun place to go to. But back to my problem. What do you think about the quandary I am in on the abridged vs unabridged. Should I just give in and join the Audible thing?