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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Audiobook

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

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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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    Jim "The Impatient" 06-06-17 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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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.

    76 of 88 people found this review helpful
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    nancy 04-03-16
    nancy 04-03-16 Member Since 2014

    From Wilm., De. Love reading and audiobooks. Other interests include cooking, attending cultural events, my dogs, birding, music and movies.

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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.

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    Darrell J. Greenwald 05-14-17 Member Since 2015
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Miller 01-21-17
    C. Miller 01-21-17
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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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    Alan C. Earing 09-29-16 Member Since 2015
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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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    Judith 09-19-16
    Judith 09-19-16 Member Since 2015
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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

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    Stephen C. Greeley 09-17-16 Member Since 2017
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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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    James 09-05-16
    James 09-05-16
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    "Alright... I Guess "

    As far as folklore goes I guess it's alright. The story really does have a lot of stupid people behaving stupidly though. Narrator was fine.

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    Zachary 07-27-16
    Zachary 07-27-16
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    "so so"

    Both story and performance are of mediocre quality. However, it's a great price for an hour to kill if you are unfamiliar with the story.

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    Kay 06-28-17
    Kay 06-28-17
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    "Excellent Adventure"

    It is very refreshing to listen to the classic of long ago. The performance of the narrator is superb. I highly recommend purchasing the entire series of Classic Tales Podcast. You cannot go wrong.

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