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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (26,990 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Scott Narrator: Robin Field Publisher: Mission Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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In an attempt to win the heart of her king and a nightly stay of execution, the beautiful and wise Scheherazade spares her life and enchants her husband with exotic tales of jinn, magic lamps, daring heroics and true love. First dated as early as the 9th century, this collection of stories-within-a-story, also called The Thousand and One Nights, is colorfully narrated and will charm listeners with the classic tales of Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sinbad and more.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 2/7/2014

    " Foundational text, of course. Found the archaic language interesting from a linguistic standpoint, and it added a bit of atmosphere. A lot of interesting stories in my abridged version, and a handful of boring tales: Sindbad and Aladdin were huge letdowns, probably the most boring sets in the book. Ali Baba still rules, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 2/6/2014

    " We read this when we were studying ancient Arabia. We enjoyed most of the stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hypatia | 2/2/2014

    " Entertaining, but it's hard to put aside my feminism and ignore some of the attitudes towards women in these stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 1/28/2014

    " I've been reading this on and off for a few months now. I wanted to learn some fairy tale stories from a different culture then the one I grew up with...besides having to battle through some pretty sexist passages, it has been enjoyable. Throughout the stories told, the role of women improves, which makes the stories more and more barable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Psykeactiv1 | 1/18/2014

    " wasnt impressed.. Alot of redundancy and it seemed to go no where.. has some good ones in there though.. Like Simbad and His 7 adventures.. and Alaadin and Ali Baba's story.. but other than that.. it grows stale.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 1/17/2014

    " I have read other versions of these stories and prefer this "junior" collection (copyright 1946). You are positively transported. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raia Angelie | 1/15/2014

    " Be careful when reading this collection. It's a collection of stories within stories within stories. You may often get confused about whose story she's telling already. But they're very engrossing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carisa | 1/13/2014

    " What a wonderful selection of exotic tales, I love it as a child "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Memarie Christoforo | 1/12/2014

    " This is an edition published by Barefoot Books for young readers. It has 160 pages including a glossary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Harrison | 12/16/2013

    " A true classic over and over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvette Guillaume | 12/16/2013

    " Read this as a child...thrilled by the stories and horrified by the bloodshed....as I recall, many a night was spent with a flashlight, reading under the covers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Sheaffer | 10/29/2013

    " Classic short stories that can be read over and over. I was inspired to write a song after reading this once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 8/25/2013

    " You have to get the Husain Haddawy translation. He keeps truest to the original stories without censoring or over-elaborating for shock. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise | 7/28/2013

    " The footnotes got a bit annoying but the stories were highly enjoyable. It was just difficult to have flow reading when between each chapter was thick section explaining the previous story and the culture of that time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ahmed Al-haddad | 2/28/2013

    " One of the best books of all times! It has everything. Long and short stories, and it's also full of things we can learn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 9/8/2012

    " It's not what you think. It's so so much more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan | 4/14/2012

    " Enjoyable stories, enjoyable though hard to follow style for a Western reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Demetrios | 12/2/2011

    " These tales can get a bit boring, but I loved reading Aladdin because it's so different from the Disney version. I was surprised by the sex in the stories (many scholars say this was added in later by translators), but it was refreshing and different from Western fairy tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aleeda | 10/12/2011

    " From start to finish, a wonderful collection of stories, including the story about why the stories are told in the first place. Clever, clever, Scherazade! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prachee | 11/11/2010

    " Always inspired me to travel more and more,though I never wished for any such adventures to happen to me on the trip:D:D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riska Damayanti | 10/1/2010

    " Now I know this classic piece is not only telling you about the beauty of prince and princess, but also all intrigues and sensuality of the Arabic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 9/27/2010

    " While the stories in this book are CRAZY, hypersexual, and really quite fascinating, I found no joy in drudging through Burton's overwrought translation. I would like to find a more modern translation that knows how to use paragraphs. "

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