A hilarious guide to life from a man who has "lived large and fallen hard", offering observations on courage ("Lots of guys brag they'd fight off anything to save their woman. Yeah, right - there is no sense in both us dying"), discipline ("If you've got to get whupped, your father is the man. Mothers don't stop until you're bleeding to death"), money ("Before computers, checks were great...local ones took 14 days to clear"), and much more.
"The Voyages of Sinbad" from the Arabian Nights - Sinbad is a Baghdad merchant who acquires great wealth by going on seven voyages. He describes these to a poor discontented porter, Hinbad, to show him that wealth can only be obtained by enterprise and personal exertion. The Jungle Book - Animal stories set in India. The central figure is a human boy, Mowgli, brought up by a wolf as her cub and instructed in the lore of the jungle. "The Flying Trunk". A tale of a magical trunk that allows the owner to go wherever they wish.
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.
"This is a clever use of the imagination."
This is a story from the Tales from the Arabian Nights collection.
From the producer of the enormously popular Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Thou Shalt Laugh is the hit stand-up comedy series audiobook that's cleaning up comedy one BLEEP at a time! Thou Shalt Laugh started with a simple premise. There are dozens of incredibly gifted Christian comedians working all over the country today – why don't more people know about them?
Today on O&A, we start the show with Jim still sick. He went to the Arthur premiere last night and wasn’t able to sleep at all. Ron from Ron & Fez joins the show early and stays for the whole show. We talk about Arthur and about comedy remakes. We talk a little about comedians and about comic podcasts. Opie brings up the top-5 lists we’ve been talking about this week and asks for Ron’s top-5 Rolling Stones songs.
From Book of One Thousand and One Nights, this audiobook tells the story of Sinbad the Sailor with beautiful musical accompaniment by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham.
What world did Sinbad land in? One with monstrous birds, gigantic serpents, and an ingenious way to accumulate real diamonds...yes, diamonds that must be brilliantly snatched from these monsters, without their knowing. Listen to Kathy Verduin, as she narrates through the thoughts of Sinbad.
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.