The Time Traveler's Wife: Abridged or unabridged, which is better?

I love audiobooks, and I have a credit to spend on Audible.com. I'm looking at The Time Traveler's Wife for my next book...but they have two versions, abridged and unabridged. The unabridged is a whopping 5 hours longer!

However, one complaint I've heard with the story is that it gets a bit boring with details. So I don't know whether to get the longer one, risking not liking it for boredom, or to get the abridged and possibly miss out and a better version.

Has anyone listened/read either or both, and which would you recommend?

Also, can you recommend any other good Audiobooks?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I always prefer unabridged. If they cut out five hours, then they cut out A LOT of stuff.

    But how much is it compared to how much your credit is worth? I'm sure the abridged isn't bad.

  • 1 decade ago

    I read the unabridged and loved it. It really held my attention. In a well-written book, I enjoy the details. Maybe that wouldn't be the case with an audiobook. Listening is different from reading.

  • 1 decade ago

    Unabridged is always better. You miss out on a lot when you only get the abridged version.

  • Sterz
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    1 decade ago

    I've read the unabridged book and found it fascinating. I've no experience with audiobooks, though.

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  • 1 decade ago

    abriged! the unabriged goes into too much details on certain things and it can get tiring

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