Someone condensed TCMC into about 5 minutes quite funnily. here.
Also, I started reading the unabridged verion over the summer. I didn't get very far, mostly because I only read when I had free time babysitting. I hope I finish it either this winter or before the end of next summer...well, the beginning of next summer. I've got reading plans if a certain book will be finished and published in Summer 2007 :)