Before we jump into the difference between abridged and unabridged audiobooks, let’s understand what they both are.
What is an Abridged version?
An abridged version is the shortened, concise and compressed version of a book, audiobook, dictionary, etc. It contains fewer pages, less audio run-time, less money and is more entertaining to read. It avoids unwanted details to make it more comprehensible to the readers. However, it includes plenty of extensive details from the book or the audiobook.
What is an Unabridged version?
An unabridged version is an elaborate, detailed and original version of a book, audiobook, dictionary, etc. It contains more pages, more audio run-time, more money and is a little boring in terms of its length and details. It comprises all the details that a book or audiobook can contain.
What is the Difference Between an Abridged version and an Unabridged version?
An abridged version is shorter in length and detail compared to an unabridged version of a book, audiobook, dictionary, etc. An abridged version is concise and an unabridged version is elaborate even and detailed.
If you don’t want a detailed version of a book or an audiobook, the abridged version is what you should go for—it is shorter in length, occupies less of your time, costs you less, more comprehensible in nature, more entertaining, leaves extra details and explanation—for your ease.
However, if you want the original and detailed version of a book or an audiobook, you should definitely go for an unabridged version because it comprises every single minute detail of the book.