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26 June 2010
Would you ever read/listen to an abridged book?
I read them without realising that bits had been edited out. I read them for the story and was might pleased that they were such quick reads.
Eventually, when I realised the "real" books were often much longer, I wondered what had been edited out. I basically read for the story, don't I? Or do I?
As an adult though I have invariably rejected abridged versions whether in print or audio.
So what about you - do you ever read an abridged version of a book, or listen to one?
Would you give an abridged version (including a "graphic" version) as a gift?
If you are an author, would you ever agree to an abridged version of your book being produced?
Is an abridged book better than no book at all?
Over in the right hand column you'll find a poll to register your vote in, but do leave a comment too, and contribute to the discussion.