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Enjoy MORE book time - Audiobooks let you enjoy a book when you’re driving, walking or working around the house! Try our selection of Unabridged Audio from Lovereading’s audio partner Whole Story Audio Books or visit their website to see the 1,500+ titles they have to offer.

Featured Books
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest : Unabridged Audiobook
Stieg Larsson
The final book in the bestselling Millennium Trilogy. Lisbeth Salander lies in Intensive Care with a bullet lodged in her head. She will face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her release. With the help of journalist...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/11/2009
The Girl Who Played with Fire : Unabridged Audiobook
Stieg Larsson
Winner of the Crimefest Sounds of Crime Award 2010. There are no innocents... just different degrees of responsibility. Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists are murdered and Salander's fingerprints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/07/2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Unabridged Audiobook
Stieg Larsson
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Winner of the Galaxy Crime Thriller of the Year 2009. A forty year old mystery all mixed up with family feuds, fraud and corruption this is...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/05/2009
The Woods: Unabridged Audiobook
Harlan Coben
This is an unabridged audiobook title. A great stand alone thriller from Harlan Coben with two plot lines to follow. One is the case that lawyer, Paul Copeland, is prosecuting now and the other the murder...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/02/2008
Handle with Care: Unabridged Audiobook
Jodi Picoult
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Another thought provoking read from Jodi Picoult. Family bonds and friendships are tested as a mother fights to protect her family although what start out as best intentions can sometimes have...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/05/2009
Life of Pi: Unabridged Audiobook
Yann Martel
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Pi’s family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals that includes a tiger. Up...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/06/2004
The Complaints: Unabridged Audiobook
Ian Rankin
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Rankin has moved on to a new protagonist in the form of Malcolm Fox and has set him up in a department which bodes well for what...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/10/2009
Return to the Olive Farm: Unabridged Audiobook
Carol Drinkwater
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Continuing the story of Carol Drinkwater’s beloved Olive Farm. After returning from 18 months travelling around the Mediterranean Carol discovers that her dream of running an organic farm is...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 20/05/2010
Complicit: Unabridged Audiobook
Nicci French
This is an unabridged audiobook title. What was meant to be a summer of music, fun and love turns in to a deadly, deceitful tangle of mistrust and suspicion. Another gripping page-turner from...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/05/2010
Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter
Antonia Fraser
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Antonia Fraser’s memoir of the love story between herself and Harold Pinter, who spent 33 years together, having found each other somewhat later in life. Since 1968 Fraser has kept diaries...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/05/2010
The Collaborator: Unabridged Audiobook
Gerald Seymour
This is an unabridged audiobook title. A classic novel by a superb writer using all his skills of storytelling and characterisation to plunge us into the heart of the Mafia world in...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/03/2010
Wolf Hall: Unabridged Audiobook
Hilary Mantel
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Winner of the inaugural Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction 2010. Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009. The subject of Henry VIII will always provide a rich...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/11/2009
Engleby: Unabridged Audiobook
Sebastian Faulks
This is an unabridged audiobook title. This is a brilliant book: disturbing, amusing, thought-provoking, playful, real, unreal. All the usual Faulks intelligence and enjoyment of language is here. Yet...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/12/2007
One Day: Unabridged Audiobook
David Nicholls
Winner of the Galaxy Book of the Year 2010. Now a film starring Anne Hathaway as Emma and Jim Sturgess as Dexter. This is an unabridged audiobook title. Two people meet...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/09/2009
The Finkler Question : Unabridged Audiobook
Howard Jacobson
Listen to this year Man Booker Prize winner exclusively and unabridged from Whole Story Audio.. Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010 and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. The Finkler Question is a scorching story of...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/09/2010
A Change in Altitude: Unabridged Audiobook
Anita Shreve
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Anita Shreve always manages to throw a curve ball into events and change her characters lives irrevocably. A newly married couple find out how little they know about each other...
Format: Audiobook On Cd - Released: 01/11/2010
From the Dead: Unabridged Audiobook
Mark Billingham
This is an unabridged audiobook title. The 8th in this excellent London based crime series and its comes out just as books get the TV treatment in ‘D I Thorne’ staring David Morrissey. In From the...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/09/2010
The Children's Book: Unabridged Audiobook
A.S. Byatt
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2010. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009. An engrossing family saga set in the era of the...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/11/2009
Tigerlily's Orchids: Unabridged Audiobook
Ruth Rendell
This is an unabridged audiobook title. We are big fans of Ruth Rendell and once again she has supplied the goods with this mysterious and curious tale about a mysterious and curious young...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 05/08/2010
Dead Like You: Unabridged Audiobook
Peter James
This is an unabridged audiobook title. This is the 6th Roy Grace thriller. Grace finds himself investigating crimes that bear similar characteristics to some unsolved crime over ten years earlier. With the opening...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 10/06/2010
The Da Vinci Code: Unabridged Audiobook
Dan Brown
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Fun, fast and very gripping. You know the story, and if you haven't read it by now then you really should. This is an Unabridged audiobook...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/04/2008
The Queen of New Beginnings: Unabridged Audiobook
Erica James
This is an unabridged audiobook title. Fans of Erica James will notice she has stepped up a league with this one. It’s faster, lighter and more amusing than her norm and it’s very...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 01/05/2010
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Enjoy More Booktime with Audiobooks

At Lovereading we love books - the language, the stories, and the detail - that’s why we read. Audiobooks give you the opportunity to enjoy literature when reading a book isn’t an option – enabling you to enjoy MORE books wherever you are. Being read to is one of the joys of life, and being read to by the very best storytellers is what audiobooks are all about. So next time you’re driving, walking or working in the house, just pop on an audiobook and enjoy another book!

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Why Unabridged?

At Lovereading we love books - the language, the stories, and the detail - that’s why we read. Audiobooks give us an opportunity to enjoy literature in a whole new range of situations whether it's in the car or while doing other things. But we don’t read shortened books to save a small amount of money so why do more people read abridged audiobooks than unabridged? It's time to change that and if you can help us to spread the word we can.

Many people just don't realise they're listening to an abridged audiobook. Abridged audiobooks look the same from the outside, with the word abridged only appearing in tiny letters somewhere on the cover, but open it up and the content has been slashed just to reduce the cost of the recording a little. You’ll be amazed to find out just how heavily abridged audio books are, with most having 50-70% of the content of the book removed – 85% in the case of One Day by David Nicholls.

Other best sellers are the same; you only get 37% of Dan Brown's Lost Symbol if you listen to the abridged version and only 29% of the Man Booker winner Wolf Hall!

That’s why we’ve teamed up exclusively with leading unabridged audiobook publisher Whole Story where they also believe that listeners should enjoy every nuance, every plot line, every character and every description, just as the author intended.

Why Whole Story Audio Books?

We’ve chosen Whole Story Audio Books as our partner for our 2010 Love Listening Campaign because they are as passionate about unabridged audio as we are about reading! With over 1,500 titles on their website, all published and lovingly produced exclusively by Whole Story Audio Books, their listings are chock full of bestsellers, award winners, top authors and critically acclaimed titles across a wide range of genres. And because they are producing 15 new titles a month and their backlist is littered with gems, there is always something new and interesting coming through.

What are some bestselling authors saying about Abridged v Unabridged?

'Why use one word when 10 will do... get the full story with an unabridged audio' Marian Keyes

'Unabridged audio tells you the whole story, as I meant it to be told.' Tracy Chevalier

'Please, if you want to try the real thing, buy the real thing. Unabridged audio.' David Hewson

'The whole story...why settle for anything less' Erica James

'A good abridged audio book will introduce a title, but an unabridged audio book tells the whole story.' Peter James