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Subject: Unabridged vs abridged
Date Posted: 7/8/2008 8:46 AM ET
Member Since: 1/25/2007
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Is there any way to refine an advanced search to only look at unabridged audio books?  If it's not a current capability, how do I make the suggestion?  It would certainly make my life easier!

Date Posted: 7/8/2008 8:51 AM ET
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If you type "unabridged" as a keyword in the Advanced Search and limit the search to CDs &/or tapes, you should get many of them. You can search by posted, unposted or wishlisted. Also, you can serach the Tags.


Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 7/8/2008 9:13 AM ET
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You can make a suggestion by clicking on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the screen and sending feedback, however, this is in the same category as "make boxed sets worth the same number of credits as there are books".

The database that PBS uses doesn't have this data. Some audio book listings say abridged, some say abr. some say unabridged, most say nothing. You can't have a separate search field for something that's not on every listing and not in a standard format. The best you can do is what Shannon suggested, but this will only bring up the books that happen to have the exact word "unabridged" somewhere in their listing. It won't bring up the ones that have "unabr." or the ones that don't specify.