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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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.
"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.
"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.
A great listen for any time of the year.
"Still Good After 500 Years!"
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.
My favorite parts were the 7 voyages of Sinbad the Sailor.
I wanted to listen straight through but the story was too long for that. Definitely good for long car trips.
One of my favorites.
fantastic narration, beautifully written, classic tales, elegantly worded, engaging enough for adult listeners, somewhat advanced for 12 or under
These are great stories which may reflect the culture(s) and ideas of some the regions represented.
"Gives me the creeps!!"
At the part when the prince was being beat up I imagined him with shoulders drenched in blood scary thought!!
"long and boring"
perfectly competent job
boring stories. worse than I could have imagined. so boring it put me to sleep and I nearly wrecked my car.
"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.
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