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Subject: what does this mean ???
Date Posted: 4/21/2008 7:50 AM ET
Member Since: 12/4/2007
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i got an order from my shelf with a request i dont want any of my books unabrigded dont know what that means does any one.. thanks


Date Posted: 4/21/2008 8:15 AM ET
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Sometimes a shortened version of a book will be published.  This shortened version is considered abridged.  I don't think it's common for MMPBs to have abridged versions.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 9:21 AM ET
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Mostly that term applies to audio books, but an abridged (or condensed) version of print books sometimes does exist too, though more rarely. An example would be the Readers Digest Condensed Books. Any book that is shortened in some way should be clearly marked on the cover somewhere or on the package for audiobooks it should say Abridged or Unabridged.