[bct] Re: abridged books

  • From: "Phil Vlasak" <phil@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 21:25:35 -0500

Hi Hope,
There are abridged print books.
One of the biggest book publishers is named
Reader's Digest.
Every month they publish abridged articles from magazines and include an
abridged novel at the end.
They are for people who do not have enough time to read the whole thing.
Phil


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hope Povenmire" <musicofhope@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 7:59 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: abridged books


> Hello, Kai, Mary and list,
> I must agree with you on this point.  There is something to be said about
> the unabridged books.  It isn't as though you can buy an abridged book in
> print, so why make an audio abridgment?  I understand, in some cases, it
> could be a realistic thing, but the closest thing a print book has to an
> abridgment are Cliff's Notes.
> Perhaps I'm wrong here, but these are just my thoughts, and it's just my
> opinion.  <smile>
>
> Hope
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kai" <kaixiong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 10:53 AM
> Subject: [bct] Re: abridged books
>
>
> > Greetings Mary.
> >
> > I, too, must agree to disagree with abridged books. I don't know, I like
> > the detail that the author originally poured into the writing. And while
> > I don't necessarily want to know about every strand of hair on one of
> > the character's head, an in-depth description can lend understand and
> > empathy to that character's personality and role. I vote for unabridged!
> >
> > Kai
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mary Emerson
> > Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 11:53 PM
> > To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bct] abridged books
> >
> >
> > I notice that most abridged books are done rather poorly; they sometimes
> >
> > refer to things not previously mentioned in the short form of the book,
> > but
> > explained in detail in the full version. You don't get the full
> > character
> > profiles either actions aren't enough; you need to know what people look
> >
> > like, why they did what they did, stuff like that.
> >
> > Mary
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>


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