Books on CD

Okay, so since my library seems to have umpteen books on CD (did a search for 2005 and it came up with over 200), I think I'd like to try some out. Now...does it matter much if I get the unabridged or the abridged version? I mean, when I read, I like the unabridged, but does it change when you have it on CD? And does anyone have any recommendations of ones they have particularly enjoyed?

So....HELP!

6 comments:

Wendy said...

If you want the "whole story" than you have to get unabridged. Abridged is just that - abridged. They cut out portions of the story, so you get an abbrevated version.

I prefer unabridged (naturally), but do not find abridged eeeevvvviiiillll like some readers. Actually I think abridged is a godsend for those books written by authors that tend to suffer from verbal diarrhea.

Shannon said...

I prefer the unabridged, too. That way the entire story is there. But I'll take the abridged if that's all they have, and if I really enjoy it, I'll eventually read the entire book. Many times it's a subplot entirely removed or some such thing. (And while they're not abridged by the author, the author approves the abridgement as a rule.)

I like the books on tape, and often use them to discover a book I wouldn't normally spend my little reading time on. Maybe somebody else knows more about them, but I couldn't stand the books on CD, because once I turn it off, I could only restart from designated places. So, with the last CD I borrowed, I was in and out that day, and I swear I listed to the same beginning pages of the same chapter about 6 times.

With a tape, you just shut it off. *g*

Karen Scott said...

Hey Nicole, apologies for straying off the subject, but how do you get the book cover photo's on your side bar?

Nicole said...

Maili had a post that explained it all. You might go over to her blog and ask her where the post was.

Basically you upload a smaller photo and then add the photo url to your template in the sidebar.

Nicole said...

lol Shannon, but see, I'm not sure I even have something that would play tapes right now.

Karen Scott said...

Thanks Nicole!