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.
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.
"Wonderful story wonderfully told."
The story keeps you active and engaged. The reader brings the story to life. The audio book was very well done!
I've never read this classic, so I'm glad that I finally have!
Great voice actor.
"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
I am very glad I finally got around to reading this book. You will like it.
"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.
"For children "
Not the best narrator and a silly story. It comes across more of a children's tale.
"Why is this a famous story?"
Why is this a famous story? Suspension of disbelief is tough when the story is this bad.
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