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Publisher's Summary

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.

Public Domain (P)2009 B.J. Harrison

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Reliving The Classics

Love to listen to B. J. Harrison 's narrative., he can literally breathe life into a story. I vaguely remember this tale from my childhood; it's great to read/listen to the classics a second time around. Gives me a better understanding and appreciation of the story.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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OPEN SESAME

This was a delightful listen. Not a dull moment. Plenty of twists, almost a detective story at times. Serendipity takes place a couple of times, but it does not overwhelm the plot and I guess in real life, stuff happens. There are a couple of really good characters in this short story.

B.J. Harrison does a lot of these books, because he is good, at what he does. He has never disappointed me.

91 of 112 people found this review helpful

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Delightful Tales I've Heard Many Times

Though I've both read & heard the Arabian Nights tales numerous times during my life, they never fail to delight me, & I never grow bored with them. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Ali Baba's story yet again. I usually prefer audio books to reading e-books or actual books these days because of health problems that make it difficult for me to read anything but short articles, emails, etc. (as long as I don't overdo it). Also, I've heard a number of books narrated by B.J. Harrison (including this one), and he is a first-rate reader. His reading is always animated, interesting, & expressive...never boring or monotonous...in all the books I've listened to in which B.J. is narrator, so far. I recommend his narrations unreservedly...and Arabian Nights tales especially!

Namaste... Jade Dragon

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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An Entertaining Short Story.

Lots of excitement packed into a short story. The hero will surprise you in this one however.

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Really well done

The narrator was very good. Not perfect, but sufficiently good that it didn't feel right to give less than 4 stars.

Tale was great, of course.

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good reading

I've never read this classic, so I'm glad that I finally have!

Great voice actor.

great experience!

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Enjoyable.

I am very glad I finally got around to reading this book. You will like it.

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Ali baba did nothing

Props for the servant girl who actually deals with the captain and the thieves all by herself while the two brothers were the most ignorant and stupid carryers of the story. The title does not make the slave justice. But I enjoyed it never the less.

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First time with Arabian Nights

I believe this is the first time I've consumed this story in any media. It was a delightful story and it is performed well.

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Just OK

The narrator would occasionally misspeak and start a sentence over. Seriously? Where's the editing?

Also, the writing was only mediocre.