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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 a town in Persia, there lived two brothers, one named Cassim, the other Ali Baba. Their father left them scarcely anything; but as he had divided his little property equally between them, it would seem that their fortune ought to have been equal; but chance determined otherwise. Cassim married a wife, who soon after became heiress to a large sum, and to a warehouse full of rich goods; so that he all at once became one of the richest and most considerable merchants, and lived at his ease. Ali Baba, on the other hand, who had married a woman as poor as himself, lived in a very wretched habitation, and had no other means to maintain his wife and children but his daily labor of cutting wood, and bringing it to town to sell, upon three asses, which were his only possessions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Procrustes Media

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    Teresa 06-06-17
    Teresa 06-06-17

    I love listening to audiobooks with my three compadres: two sweet tabby cats and a Great Dane!

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    "A Wonderful Classic Beautifully Told"

    Jack Nolan's narration of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves was fabulous. He had a warm tone and his voice inflections were just right. With audio, he brought an old classic that I haven't read since childhood to life. This was a fun listening experience very well performed.

    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Myztikal On the Edge of Glory 06-04-17
    Myztikal On the Edge of Glory 06-04-17

    Audiobooks are a gal's best friend :)

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    "A Classic still Worth its Weight in Gold or Sesame"
    What other book might you compare Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves to and why?

    This was an original and still stands the test of time.


    Any additional comments?

    We all know this story, most commonly, for its "Open, sesame!" that is still used today in literature or cultural tv when a character wants to pass through a closed entrance.

    This narrator was easy to listen to and a marvelous storyteller.

    I review all ebooks and audiobooks, whether it is gained by purchase or gifted.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Karowski 06-03-17
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    "Classic dark tale of greed and moderation"

    Classic tale retold by a great narrator. A tale as old as time of mankind's greed, jealousy and the lesson of moderation. Great story. The originals are always so much darker and macabre in comparisons to the modern re makes. Great story. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan 07-18-17
    Jonathan 07-18-17
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    "Alibaba had them 40 theives..."

    I take it as a, be careful what you wish for, kind of story. You have nothing and wish for alot of stuff, you just might get it. BUT you may not like the results...

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    cps Texas 06-27-17
    cps Texas 06-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting redo of classic"
    Any additional comments?

    This was an interesting remake of the classic. I enjoyed it but my 6 yr grandson was not impressed.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Adam 06-14-17
    Adam 06-14-17
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    "Great little story"

    I didn't expect to enjoy this story as much as I did. It's a classic for a reason. I'm not sure what kind of moral this little fairytale espouses, and there were elements of it that are totally absurd, but overall I really enjoyed it!

    The narrator did a great job. Easy to listen to and told the story really well. They could've maybe been one more round of editing before final publication, but most people probably wouldn't appreciate the extra work enough to make it worthwhile at this price point.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tiasdolls 06-07-17
    Tiasdolls 06-07-17 Member Since 2015

    I love books...I love storytelling. Audiobooks allow me to enjoy a great story while still being able to do my daily routine. Thanks Audible

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    "Wonderful Classic"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No, this story brings me back to childhood. I very much enjoy returning to the classics as an adult.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jack Nolan?

    Yes. I actually have and I enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately, this particular narration was very choppy. At times, the narration was very fast. Other times there were odd pauses/breaths. It had an overall stop and start or choppy feel. This piece needed a storyteller type of narration. Unfortunately, it didn't.


    Any additional comments?

    I received a free copy of this audiobook. In return, as thanks, I provided an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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