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The Arabian Nights Audiobook

The Arabian Nights: Their Best Known Tales

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Publisher's Summary

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; you will sit by mysterious fountains, hear the crash of gleaming waterfalls, unearth magic lamps, take a long voyage to exotic shores, and meet flying men and mythical beasts.

Nowhere else will you find such marvels, nowhere else will you find the impossible so real and convincing. For centuries The Arabian Nights has enchanted readers. These stories are presented here in a clear and direct style that renders them as fresh and as exciting as when they were first told.

©1996 Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Joe Pawlowski New Hope, MN 04-14-05
    Joe Pawlowski New Hope, MN 04-14-05 Member Since 2006

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    "Lively Nights"

    A lively delivery of the timeless classic. Holds your interest throughout. Good audio quality. The only disappointment is this unabridged audiobook is of a book that is itself abridged. I would love a full version of the 1,001 Arabian Nights. The imaginative, twisting tales are worth repeated listening.

    48 of 49 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-18-09 Member Since 2017
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    "The Arabian Nights"

    Prior to listening to "The Arabian Nights", my only knowledge of the literary tales was poorly made movies. I had no idea of the depth to the tales of Aladdin, Sinbad and Ali Babba and the Forty thieves.
    These Middle Eastern classics were expertly translated and excitedly read.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Steven DeBusk 02-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A really good version of these stories"

    If you're looking to listen to these stories, this is the compilation you want. I've been burned by really bad versions of classic stories before. This is is good. The narrators are not amazing, but good, and the stories chosen are great.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy loves park, IL, USA 03-30-07
    Timothy loves park, IL, USA 03-30-07
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    "Great"

    A great listen for any time of the year.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Gaperin Jersey 05-25-17
    Rachel Gaperin Jersey 05-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not great but not terrible"

    These stories are good and we're probably passed on orally through word of mouth. I'm a bit more than half way through now and must admit it is difficult to listen to. The narration is great! It's more the stories that are tough. The stories don't seem to follow the characters but are rather plot based which makes it challenging to hold my attention. I find that I easily lose the plot of the tale. Other than that it is nice and if you don't mind that you will like these.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    wolfspyder Makato MN USA 02-13-17
    wolfspyder Makato MN USA 02-13-17 Member Since 2017

    Reverend Francis X "Fox" Carmody of Veritasia Ministries, (507-344-0981 If you like what you see check out my Youtube channel!

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    "Still Good After 500 Years!"
    Where does The Arabian Nights rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This edition is not quite as good as The Arabian Nights Entertainment which is from an older translation, and it does not actually include anything about the original legend. Still, it has been well worth the listening time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    My favorite parts were the 7 voyages of Sinbad the Sailor.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No Spoilers!


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

    I wanted to listen straight through but the story was too long for that. Definitely good for long car trips.


    Any additional comments?

    One of my favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sparky 09-11-16
    Sparky 09-11-16
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    "lovely"

    fantastic narration, beautifully written, classic tales, elegantly worded, engaging enough for adult listeners, somewhat advanced for 12 or under

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    Sheila D. 04-18-16
    Sheila D. 04-18-16 Member Since 2002

    I love Audible!

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    "Great stories"

    These are great stories which may reflect the culture(s) and ideas of some the regions represented.

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    R. Abendaño 03-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Gives me the creeps!!"

    At the part when the prince was being beat up I imagined him with shoulders drenched in blood scary thought!!

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    Plumeria Hawaii Island 02-08-15
    Plumeria Hawaii Island 02-08-15 Member Since 2017

    Be kind to someone today.

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    "Stories without endings"

    Don't compare this experience to Aesop's Fables. These stories end abruptly. I suspect these stories were oral for many years prior to publication in the 15th century.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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