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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
Categories: Classics, World Literature
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Summary

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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  • nancy
  • 03-04-16

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.

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  • Jade Dragon
  • 19-09-16

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

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 06-06-17

OPEN SESAME

This was a delightful listen. Not a dull moment. Plenty of twists, almost a detective story at times. Serendipity takes place a couple of times, but it does not overwhelm the plot and I guess in real life, stuff happens. There are a couple of really good characters in this short story.

B.J. Harrison does a lot of these books, because he is good, at what he does. He has never disappointed me.

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  • Darrell J. Greenwald
  • 14-05-17

An Entertaining Short Story.

Lots of excitement packed into a short story. The hero will surprise you in this one however.

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  • C. Miller
  • 21-01-17

Really well done

The narrator was very good. Not perfect, but sufficiently good that it didn't feel right to give less than 4 stars.

Tale was great, of course.

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  • Alan C. Earing
  • 29-09-16

good reading

I've never read this classic, so I'm glad that I finally have!

Great voice actor.

great experience!

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  • Stephen C. Greeley
  • 17-09-16

Enjoyable.

I am very glad I finally got around to reading this book. You will like it.

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  • Ronnie
  • 21-01-20

intriguing short story

I've never actually read the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. It was actually a really interesting story even though it went by really quickly. it's interesting to see a middle eastern story that made the hero actually a slave girl specially being such an older story. I really enjoyed this and interested in more stories like it.

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  • Brian #VeganCrafted
  • 17-01-20

A short. fun classic!

I never heard/read the whole story. This version spins the fun take. Enjoyed the time!

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  • DK
  • 25-08-19

Great!

Total classic and was narrated amazingly! Loved his voice and it went absolutely perfect with the story! Everyone should hear this story at least once in their life. What a gem!