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Publisher's Summary

The teacher, Patrick Healy, traveled around the world, talked with people in different places, and collected around half a thousand myths, legends and folktales and their several alternative versions. His opinion and comments (directly or indirectly) are inevitable. 

This is the first volume of his work. Patrick grouped together 33 famous Arabian children's stories and myths with his words. He retold the stories with his own opinion and approach to them. Patrick is an Australian writer who has an abiding interest in the folklore of different cultures. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong for over 25 years as a high school teacher. Patrick has traveled extensively throughout Asia and speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. 

Table of contents:

The Arabian Nights 

The First Old Man and of the Deer 

The Merchant and the Genie 

The Second Old Man, and of the Two Black Dogs 

The Fisherman 

The Husband and the Parrot 

The Vizier Who Was Punished 

The Young King of the Black Isles 

The Three Monks 

The First Monk, Son of a King 

The Second Monk, Son of a King 

The Envious Man and of Him Who Was Envied 

The Third Monk, Son of a King 

The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor 

First Voyage 

Second Voyage 

Third Voyage 

Fourth Voyage 

Fifth Voyage 

Sixth Voyage 

Seventh and Last Voyage 

The Little Hunchback

The Barber’s Fifth Brother 

The Barber’s Sixth Brother 

The Adventures of Prince Camaralzaman and the Princess Badoura 

Noureddin and the Fair Persian 

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp 

The Adventures of Haroun-al-Raschid, Caliph of Bagdad 

The Blind Baba-Abdalla 

Sidi-Nouman 

Ali Cogia, Merchant of Baghdad 

The Enchanted Horse 

Two Sisters Who Were Jealous of Their Younger Sister

©2013 Healy Patrick (P)2017 Stergiou Limited

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Many intriguing tales

First off, I thought I would like this collection to be able to recount to my future grandchildren but many were involving death and theft and other lessons I might not like to share with them. I wish there were more that were parables but I do also understand that this is a preservation of historical oral stories, so the author was keeping that in mind when he put them to paper. I did enjoy listening to these short tales and appreciate the opportunity given to review them.

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A good read!

I enjoyed listening to the author's retelling of the stories together with his own opinion and approach to them.

An enjoyable, good listen that will keep you from being bored.

The narrator did an excellent job!

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  • Leonidas
  • 12-30-17

Great collection!

What made the experience of listening to Arabian Nights the most enjoyable?

Nice time for my kids and family

What was one of the most memorable moments of Arabian Nights?

The story of the fisherman

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All stories are full of scenes

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

Excellent narration

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