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Initial post: Nov 16, 2013 9:43:41 AM PST
Lipps says:
Am wondering if kindle books contain the full text of their printed originals? Are they edited for length? I understand pictures and graphs et al are not reproduced, I am asking about the dialogue only.

it seems a book with 400+pages should take longer than 4 hours to read, as indicated by my kindle app. I am a new kindle reader, and it just 'feels' like the number of the kindle books I have read thus far fall short of a whole story.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2013 9:49:42 AM PST
**Meya** says:
Unless the book specifically mentions that it is an a abridged version, it is the full book.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2013 9:56:02 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2013 9:56:15 AM PST
The reading speed thingummy, many here will tell you, is ...inexact.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2013 10:39:21 AM PST
Miss Carol says:
Quite a few people on this board report reading faster on their Kindles than when they used paper books. There actually used to be discussion threads where people tried to figure out why! Possibly you're just noticing this phenomenon.

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 10:58:37 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 6:51:53 AM PST
Lipps says:
Thank you Meya

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 6:56:38 AM PST
Lipps says:
Thank you Fallina. Thingummy....you talk like I do. For words like dealybob and thingamajig I frequently use hootchiepucker. Sometimes a room will go quiet, suspecting you said something naughty!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 6:58:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 17, 2013 7:01:16 AM PST
Lipps says:
Huh, that's pretty interesting Miss Carol. It does seem to be the case. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 10:03:04 AM PST
Denis Powell says:
Lipps, I have many ebooks that contain pictures, maps and graphs. Maps and Graphs don't display particularly well on e-ink devices but the pictures do.

Abridging a story takes time, effort and costs money to do. It's pretty pointless in an ebook but I've seen a number of paper books where the story is abridged, probably to reduce the amount of paper required.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 10:36:09 AM PST
Hootchiepucker!! What a great word! :0)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 3:01:34 PM PST
Lipps says:
Thanks Denis, you make a good point with the abridging business.
For the photos, I guess I was going on what I read in another post while hunting for an answer to my question. I like your answer much better!

Posted on Nov 17, 2013 3:04:41 PM PST
TuxGirl says:
For the photos, it depends on the book. Most of the free public domain books don't include them, and some publishers leave them off on some books, but in my experience, most books include them. If they aren't included (and its not a free classic), it is usually mentioned in the reviews if its not in the description.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 4:10:53 PM PST
Lipps says:
Thank you TuxGirl

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 4:16:15 PM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I think all Kindle books uses every third word from the original.
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