audio book...what does Unabridged mean

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  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    hi, i was looking to buy angles and demons in the apple store for an audio book. what does unabridged mean?

    basically I want to buy angles and demons and there is the regular version and the unabridged version which is 18 hours long vs the original of 6hrs.


    is it safe to say that the non abridge version is more user friendly for audio?

    please advise

    ...basically what am i getting if i buy each one?
     
  2. calculus Guest

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    'Unabridged' means that you are getting the complete text of the book rather than an 'abridged' version where some of it has been cut out to make the audiobook shorter.
     
  3. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

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    Abridged = truncated version of the book, sections of the story are cut out.

    Unabridged = the full version of the book.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think this might just be me being obtuse, but I've never heard of this book. Did it come out acutely, or has it been around for a long time? If there are sines that it will be a real hit, I would like to read it also.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    You could have save all the typing and just typed one word: unabridged in Google or your Apple dictionary.:eek:

    It is the prelude (00) to The Da Vinci Code (03).
     
  6. Ferret macrumors newbie

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    Brilliant puns! Thanks for the smiles!
     
  7. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    He was making puns based on the use of the word "Angles" instead of "Angels," not being serious ;)
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I actually did not know that the same author wrote Da Vinci code, although of course I have heard of Angels & Demons....

    You do have to admit, however, it is a remarkably poor advertisement for the virtues of listening to audio books over reading.... :p
     
  9. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

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    I'm so accustomed to reading posts with poor spelling, bad grammar, no punctuation and overused SMS shorthand that the first time I read mkrishnan's post I did not catch the puns.

    Thanks for pointing them out. A second reading of the post provided a much needed laugh. I will definitely read posts more critically in the future.
     
  10. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tks
     
  11. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so for audio for book what would you recommend ? I want to get the whole story, but i also wanted to be interested, meaning that 15hrs is way to long
     
  12. StoneColdSober macrumors 6502

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    A shorter book.
     

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