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  • The Arabian Nights Entertainments | Louis Rhead

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Louis Rhead
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    The central core of the stories concerns a Persian king and his new bride. The king has a brother who is a vizier in faraway Samarcand, and he invites him to come to the palace for a visit. Just before his departure, the vizier is shocked to discover his wife's infidelity. Enraged, he kills her. Full of pain and grief, the vizier continues on to the court of his brother, the king. But, once arrived at his brother's palace, the vizier soon discovers the king's wife is also involved in an even more flagrant infidelity.

    D. Fearon says: "Includes stories absent from other versions"
  • The Arabian Nights: Their Best Known Tales | Kate Douglas Wiggin,Nora A. Smith

    The Arabian Nights: Their Best Known Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Kate Douglas Wiggin, Nora A. Smith
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Here is a selection of some of the best-known and best-loved tales of The Arabian Nights, including "Sinbad", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", "Aladdin", "The Talking Bird", and the "Fisherman and the Genie". In this "treasure house of pleasant things" you will find golden palaces, gem studded caves, and breathtaking gardens.

    Joe Pawlowski says: "Lively Nights"
  • The Arabian Nights | Andrew Lang (translator)

    The Arabian Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Andrew Lang (translator)
    • Narrated By Suehyla El Attar
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    Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Scheherazade, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Scheherazade always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever.

    Richard L Chicago says: "Not unabridged Burton--this is Lang"
  • The Arabian Nights | Sir Richard Burton

    The Arabian Nights

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sir Richard Burton
    • Narrated By Philip Madoc
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    Though The Arabian Nights are generally known as stories for children, they were originally tales for adults full of adventure, sexuality, violence, and the supernatural. They certainly inspired the imagination of Sir Richard Burton, the 19th century explorer, linguist, and erotologist who brought all his worldly experience and superbly expressive prose style to bear on the tales of Sindbad the Seaman and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent, But Too Short"
  • Tales from the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments | Richard F. Burton

    Tales from the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Richard F. Burton
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
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    Bawdy and exotic, Tales from the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night features the wily, seductive Scheherazade, who saves her own life by telling tales of magical transformation, genies and wishes, flying carpets and fantastical journeys, terror and passion to entertain and appease the brutal King Shahryar.

    secretshopper78 says: "Terrible narration"
  • The Arabian Nights |  Alpha DVD

    The Arabian Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Alpha DVD
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    Ten of the best known tales from The Arabian Nights including: "The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree, and the Golden Water", "The Fisherman and the Jinni", "The Young King of the Black Isles", "Gulnare of the Sea", "Aladdin", "The Story of Prince Agib", "The City of Brass", "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves", "Codadad and His Brothers", and "Sinbad the Sailor".

    amy says: "Good story - bad narrator"
  • The Arabian Nights - Sinbad the Voyager |  Alpha DVD

    The Arabian Nights - Sinbad the Voyager

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By Alpha DVD
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    After spending all the wealth left to him by his father, Sinbad goes to sea to repair his fortune. He sets ashore on what appears to be an island, but this island proves to be a gigantic sleeping whale on which trees have taken root ever since the world was young. Awakened by a fire kindled by the sailors, the whale dives into the depths, the ship departs without Sinbad, and Sinbad is saved by the grace of Allah.

    Kimar Mcleod says: "This is a clever use of the imagination."
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves | The Arabian Nights

    Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By The Arabian Nights
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    In the mystical land of Arabia, there is secreted a magical door that opens with the command, “Open, Sesame!” Inside lays the plunder of a century of robbers and mercenaries. When Ali Baba witnesses 40 thieves open this door with the enchanted words, endless possibilities begin to unwind before him.

    nancy says: "Reliving The Classics"
  • Aladdin and Other Arabian Nights Tales | Philip Smith

    Aladdin and Other Arabian Nights Tales

    • ABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Philip Smith
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Captivating tales of devious magicians, monstrous giants, determined suitors, and a host of other unforgettable characters - now in audiobook format read by award-winning actress Suzanne Toren. Contains "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and "Abou Hassan."

  • Cuentos de las 1001 Noches [Tales of 1001 Nights] |  Anonymous

    Cuentos de las 1001 Noches [Tales of 1001 Nights]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Anonymous
    • Narrated By Laura Garcia
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    El sultan ha sido enganado por una esposa y condena a muerte a cuanta mujer se case con el despues de la noche de bodas. Sherezada aplaza su destino contandole cada noche un cuento que se interrumpe en el momento culminante y hace que el sultan, interesado, le vaya perdonando su vida para que ella continue con la historia.

    Josue says: "I Did not expect it"
  • The Arabian Nights: Five Famous Tales |  uncredited

    The Arabian Nights: Five Famous Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By uncredited
    • Narrated By Katie Haigh
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    The beautiful Sheherazade, threatened with death, manages to postpone the fatal day by telling one marvellous story every night. The stories themselves are folk tales, fairy tales and poems collected over many centuries, from ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Mesopotamian, Indian, and Egyptian folklore and literature. This makes The Arabian Nights a priceless treasure, as it takes us to the very roots of our culture in a delightful and passionate way...

  • Arabian Nights | Heather Graham

    Arabian Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Days before starting a history-making excavation in a remote sector of the Valley of the Kings, Dr. Alexandria Randall’s father, a fellow Egyptologist, goes missing. Alex will stop at nothing to find her father—a gargantuan task in an ancient land where she doesn’t make the rules—even if she’s also a target. Alex must swallow her pride and ask for protection from an arrogant journalist named Dan. To find her father, Alex must play Dan’s wife—a ruse that both find insufferable.

    Melissa says: "Arabian Nights... not"
  • Stories of the Arabian Nights | Lawrence Housman

    Stories of the Arabian Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lawrence Housman
    • Narrated By John Pirhalla
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    "Is it possible, that by telling these tales, one might indeed save one's self?" The character, Scheherezade thought so. In fact, she tells each of the Arabian Nights tales in order to survive a little longer at the mercy of her listener, the Sultan. The Arabian Nights stories are some of the world's great treasures. They have existed for thousands of years, consisting of tales told in Persia, Arabia, India and Asia. The Arabian Nights have inspired writers the world over with the ancient power of story.

  • The Arabian Nights - Gulnare of the Sea |  Alpha DVD

    The Arabian Nights - Gulnare of the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Alpha DVD
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    There was, in olden time, and in an ancient age and period, in the land of the Persians, a king named Shahzeman, and the place of his residence was Khorassan. He had not been blest, during his whole life, with a male child nor a female; and he reflected upon this, one day, and lamented that the greater portion of his life had passed, and he had no heir to take the kingdom after him as he had inherited it from his fathers and forefathers. So the utmost grief befell him on this account.

  • The Arabian Nights - The Fisherman and the Jinni |  Alpha DVD

    The Arabian Nights - The Fisherman and the Jinni

    • UNABRIDGED (36 mins)
    • By Alpha DVD
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    There was an old, poor fisherman who cast his net four times a day and only four times. One day he went to the shore and cast his net. When he tried to pull it up, he found it to be heavy. When he dove in and pulled up the net, he found a dead donkey in it. Then he cast his net again and netted a pitcher full of dirt. Then he cast his net for a third time and netted shards of pottery and glass.

  • The Arabian Nights - The City of Brass |  Alpha DVD

    The Arabian Nights - The City of Brass

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Alpha DVD
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    On nights 566 to 578, Shahrazad entertained her sultan with the tale of the City of Brass. She told how a Caliph sent an expedition under Emir Musa to explore in Africa. There they found a vast deserted castle, a jinni imprisoned in a pillar, and finally the City of Brass itself, with its people lying dead in the streets and houses.

  • The Arabian Nights - The Story of Price Agib |  Alpha DVD

    The Arabian Nights - The Story of Price Agib

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Alpha DVD
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    I was a king, and the son of a king; and when my father died, I succeeded to his throne, and governed my subjects with justice and beneficence. I took pleasure in sea-voyages; and my capital was on the shore of an extensive sea, interspersed with fortified and garrisoned islands, which I desired, for my amusement, to visit; I therefore embarked with a fleet of ten ships, and took with me provisions sufficient for a whole month.

  • The Arabian Nights - The Talking Bird, The Singing Tree and the Golden Water |  Alpha DVD

    The Arabian Nights - The Talking Bird, The Singing Tree and the Golden Water

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By Alpha DVD
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    There was an emperor of Persia named Kosrouschah, who, when he first came to his crown, in order to obtain knowledge of affairs, took great pleasure in night excursions, attended by a trusty minister. He often walked in disguise through the city, and met with many adventures, one of the most remarkable of which happened to him upon his first ramble, which was not long after his accession to the throne of his father.

  • The Arabian Nights - Codadad and His Brothers |  Alpha DVD

    The Arabian Nights - Codadad and His Brothers

    • UNABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By Alpha DVD
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    There formerly reigned in the city of Harran a most magnificent and potent sultan, who loved his subjects, and was equally beloved by them. He was endued with all virtues, and wanted nothing to complete his happiness but an heir.

  • The Arabian Nights - The Young King of the Black Isles | Persian Folklore

    The Arabian Nights - The Young King of the Black Isles

    • UNABRIDGED (28 mins)
    • By Persian Folklore
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
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    "You must know, my lord," said the wretched prisoner, "that my father, named Mahmoud, was monarch of this country. This is the kingdom of the Black Isles, which takes its name from the four small neighboring mountains; for those mountains were formerly isles, and the capital where the king, my father, resided was situated on the spot now occupied by the lake you have seen. The sequel of my history will inform you of the reason for those changes.

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