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.
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.
48 of 49 people found this review helpful
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.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
A great listen for any time of the year.
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
There is a lot of other stories that weren't included. Which is a shame, because I loved the narrator. Specially the fact that it was a female narrator, feels like words out of Scheherazade herself. Storytelling done right.
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These stories are good and we're probably passed on orally through word of mouth. I'm a bit more than half way through now and must admit it is difficult to listen to. The narration is great! It's more the stories that are tough. The stories don't seem to follow the characters but are rather plot based which makes it challenging to hold my attention. I find that I easily lose the plot of the tale. Other than that it is nice and if you don't mind that you will like these.
Where does The Arabian Nights rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
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.
What did you like best about this story?
My favorite parts were the 7 voyages of Sinbad the Sailor.
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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I wanted to listen straight through but the story was too long for that. Definitely good for long car trips.
Any additional comments?
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.
At the part when the prince was being beat up I imagined him with shoulders drenched in blood scary thought!!