In audiobooks what is the difference between "abridged" and "unabridged"?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
unabridged is the full text, nothing omitted. abridged is condensed.
- 1 decade ago
Unabridged means entire. Abridged refers to the condensed "Readers' Digest" version, hopefully including all of the important content.
- tkron31Lv 61 decade ago
In "Abridged" versions, stuff gets cut out. Not always in a way that serves the story. In "Unabridged" versions, the entire story is there.
- starting overLv 61 decade ago
abridged means that the publishers left out details that they felt were not pertinent to the story line