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.
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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