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Summary

This multicast dramatisation of Arabian Nights: Volume 2 is an Audible Original re-envisioning of the iconic tale of Sinbad the Sailor - with a twist.

Adapted by Marty Ross, whose previous audio dramas include Romeo and Jude, Doctor Who, Treasure Island and Arabian Nights Volume 1 listeners can expect to hear Sinbad the Sailor as they've never done before.

In volume 2 of Arabian Nights we return to Sultan Shahriyar’s palace, where Scheherezade is using her spellbinding storytelling abilities to save both her and her sister’s lives. As much as the Sultan wants to kill her, each night he is drawn in by her tales and spares them. Scheherezade weaves a long, winding and exciting tale about Sinbad the Sailor, a reckless young man who has inherited his father’s wealth and spends it foolishly. His debts eventually force him to leave Baghdad and find his way alone. However, his journey quickly takes a turn when he is led to sea by a mysterious woman dressed in blue, which begins his long and dramatic adventures at sea.

Starring Abraham Popoola, Adam Sina, Akin Gazi, Alyssa Kyria, Anoushka Rava, Aso Sherabayani, Bamshad Abedi-Amin, Daniel Naddafy, David Ahmad, Firdous Bamji, Gisele Payvandi, Hakan Silahsiz Hemi Yeroham, Ian Abeysekera Jonathan Morrison, Josh Zare Karim Kronfli, Mandana Jones Nezar Alderazi, Raghad Chaar Richard Reed, Sammy Broly, Tara Jaffar and Walles Hamonde.

Please note this drama contains some explicit content.

Public Domain (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.

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Enjoyable

The performances are great and I love the mix of humour and seriousness. But some of the fight scenes went on a bit too long for my taste!

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excellent

excellent volume 2, wonderfully performed and gripping in its dramatisation , cannot wait for the next one

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Damn...

Was really waiting to see when and how Sharezade would talk her way out of losing her head, and I apperantly need to wait for a possible part 3. There really better be a part 3 in the works...

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fabulous!

great characterisation and voicing. this is great stuff and I cannot wait to listen to volume 3 (hopefully there is going to be one!?)

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So bloody good

Loved it again and again. I really hope there will be volume 3. The story line and the accents are just mesmerising.

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A cracking sequel filled with immersive fantasy adventure- the story of Sinbad

The story begins by opening on an escape attempt by the story telling romantic Sceherazade and her younger wittier sister Dunyazad, before they are recaptured by a newer, more bloodthirsty high executioner, who kills the previous one to establish how brutal he is. Sceherazade is once again forced to buy herself and her sister more time by entertaining her sultan and husband Shariya to quell his bloodlust.
Enchanting him with her imagination and her vast knowledge of fairy tales and epics, Sceherazade weaves the tale of Sinbad, a Porter, who comes across a thief of his very own name sake, Sinbad the sailor. Sinbad the Sailor tells his namesake the story of how he came to be a thief and the notorious sailor that he is, from his encounter with Morjada, the ethereal spirit woman who serves as Sinbad’s illusive guide to his curse to forever roam the sea by a hideous shark-like djinn. Here he encounters a giant whale that is mistaken for an island, treacherous pirates, apemen, a one eyed giant, huge serpents, the terrifying elephant eating Roc, and his forging of a friendship and romance with Jyana, the elephant riding warrior woman.
This was a high quality, highly immersive and very enjoyable sequel to the first Arabian nights. Sinbad the sailor is the main focus of this story and the audiobook is divided up into 10 half an hour chapter segments, with the last two being roughly 40 minutes in length. While the focus of a singular story may not please the fans who enjoyed the variety of tales in the first installment, Sinbad’s variety of adventures will more than make up for it. Fans of mythology and dark, gory fantasy with a splash of sensual romance will very much enjoy this adaptation of the classical 1,001 nights of Sceherazade’s tales.
I should highlight that this is merely part 2 in a series of tales and the third part as far as I am aware is yet to be announced! Here’s hoping the third installment is not too delayed by the virus, as Sceherazade’s tales are definitely far from over.

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Wonderful and marvellous Arabian Nights Drama

This volume 2 of the Audible Arabian Nights Dramatisation delivered to the excellent, and of top quality level of storytelling attributed to these two audiobooks. A high level of drama ensued with brilliant voice characterizations. A cast of English speaking Arabs and an African gave this audiobook more appeal and genuineness in its Arabian flavour. It was sadly less in duration to the first audiobook but was compelling nonetheless. It was a beautiful narration of the stories of Sinbad and was captivating to listen to. It is a shame that it is already over in 2 volumes.
There is the story of Aladdin and the magic lamp which could have been narrated in a 3rd volume.
We will have to see if there will be more Arabian night volumes.
I enjoyed this audiobook as a Muslim but it appeals to everyone, Muslim and Non Muslim alike.

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The two sinbads

Loved this continuation of the story, altho i was expecting a Slightly different ending. Still great fun full of magic and monsters, great book

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Enjoyable

Whilst not strictly adhering to the classic tales, this was a thoroughly enjoyable and humorous set of yarns.

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Classic

Great stories that wouldn’t pass for children’s tales. A bit overly theatrical but I guess it comes with the chosen dramatization. The voice actors are good.

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  • Tanya
  • 23-09-19

It was good, but where is my ending!

I loved the story but I would really like to know what happens with Scheherazade and the Sultan! Is there going to be a last part?

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  • Lynn S.
  • 31-07-21

It would have 5 stars except....

I am so disappointed that there is no third addition! It leaves off at a crucial part and then there is no continuation? I enjoyed the story, though the chomping noises were a bit much at times, but I want to know what happens to Scheherezade at the end!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-12-18

Since I was a child, I love Arabians Night Tales.

Alladin and Abu are my favorite characters. I always love kind hearted heros fighting for justice.

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  • Bryan Morissete
  • 12-10-21

The Irony of an Unfinished Story...

We all have a general idea of how this ends, but the fact this volume ends on yet another cliffhanger is downright frustrating, but undeniably fitting. Personally, I actually find it pretty hilarious and appropriately ironic. Still mad there’s no volume 3 yet though.

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  • Yesenia Pacheco
  • 16-09-21

Third volume???

Loved both installments but left the main story on a cliffhanger, not worth listening if you aren't familiar with the original stories ending.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-21

Wonderful and enchanting

You don’t need to be a blood thirsty sultan to be transported through space and time by sheherazade’s story. I hope a 3rd volume is created at some point.

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  • Ryan H.
  • 22-02-21

More story, less theatrics please

Would have preferred an unabridged reading. The grunting and groaning of the theatrics got old.

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  • daddy1977
  • 13-12-20

eagerly awaiting the 3rd

After thoroughly enjoying the first installment, my interest lagged just a bit in the beginning of the second. but picked right back up again and now I am just stuck waiting for the rest!

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  • Dawud Mauri
  • 10-06-19

Vol. II

Nice story for long, cross country trips. Timing for each epic spans an entire night.

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  • easthamp1038
  • 07-05-22

Enjoyed this second volume!!

Looking forward to the third volume. I really enjoy the mix of story and tales.