I may have written about this topic before, but I can't remember, so I'll write about it again.
I guess the reason I wish to discuss it is because of a recent listening experience. Now, I've listened to many abridged versions of stories, but I prefer the unabridged version because, no matter how good the story is and how engrossed in it I become, I always feel jolted in places and I know it's because something has been removed.
My husband borrowed some audiobooks from the library and I was curious about one of them. Well, once I started, I had to continue because I wanted to know how it ended, but I still had moments when I felt jolted out of the story, as if something was missing. I'll probably listen to the book again, in full, at a later date.
What's your preference when it comes to audiobooks - abridged, unabridged or does it even matter?