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Tales from the Arabian Nights: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Other Stories

Tales from the Arabian Nights: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Other Stories

Written by Andrew Lang

Narrated by Toby Stephens


Tales from the Arabian Nights: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Other Stories

Written by Andrew Lang

Narrated by Toby Stephens

ratings:
4.5/5 (19 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Released:
Nov 1, 2004
ISBN:
9789629544423
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Toby Stephens takes us back to the world of cunning, adventure, mishap and fun.

Sheherezade, night after night, weaves her tales and Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and other tales come alive. The unforgettable music of Rimsky Korsakov sets the scene perfectly.

A delightful treat for young listeners.

© (P)2004 NAXOS AudioBooks

Released:
Nov 1, 2004
ISBN:
9789629544423
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Andrew Lang (1844–1912) was a Scottish scholar and writer, best known for his folklore and mythological tales. After college, he moved to London and began working as a journalist. He began collecting fairytales and folklore stories for his first collection, The Blue Fairy Book. The Fairy Books contained hundreds of pages of folklore stories, which Lang edited while his wife helped translate. Receiving acclaim, the books totaled in 427 stories combined in twelve collections. Lang also produced his own original writing, including novels, literary criticism, and poetry, but his work did not attain the same literary recognition.


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  • (5/5)
    Masterfully written!The Sultan Schahriar had the most beautiful wife. But when he found her dishonoring him in the worst way he has no choice but to put her to death. To ensure that this blasphemy will never happen to him again every night he takes on a new bride and every morning the bride is ordered killed by the grand vizier. But one day the grand vizier's eldest daughter comes to him and tells him that she has a plan to get the sultan to stop murdering young women. But the catch is she has to marry him first. with much reluctance the grand vizier finally agrees to her plan knowing that if she fails he will have to murder her himself. With the help of her younger sister they weave a web of stories to enchant the sultan. Every night a new story takes place and every night they are spared their lives.Stories within stories with in stories are interweave so cleverly and beautifully that they flow into the readers very soul. Vaguely reminiscent of Aesop's Fables, these stories are magnificent and hold their own life lessons within timeless moral confines. I enjoyed this book immensely! The illustrations are amazingly gorgeous and add to the feel of the book and the stories themselves and in a way even make the stories come to life. I feel that everyone should read this book of stories at least once in their lives. It's well worth it! ❤️
  • (3/5)
    A magnificent collection of stories. I wonder how much has been edited. A great introduction to the tales.
  • (3/5)
    A watered down retelling of the stories of Sheherezade. But still not bad.
  • (5/5)
    I read Andrew Lang's version of the Arabian Nights when I was a little girl. It wasn't until I was an adult and buying a copy for a young girl cousin of mine that I discovered some versions do not include the Scheherazade narration - which is the most powerful feminine voice that existed in my childhood. Be sure you buy a version that begins with the tale of Scheherazade or you being robbed of one of the greatest Arabian gems - intelligent women.
  • (5/5)
    This is one of the best audiobooks I’ve ever listened to ???????????☺️
  • (5/5)
    Masterfully written!The Sultan Schahriar had the most beautiful wife. But when he found her dishonoring him in the worst way he has no choice but to put her to death. To ensure that this blasphemy will never happen to him again every night he takes on a new bride and every morning the bride is ordered killed by the grand vizier. But one day the grand vizier's eldest daughter comes to him and tells him that she has a plan to get the sultan to stop murdering young women. But the catch is she has to marry him first. with much reluctance the grand vizier finally agrees to her plan knowing that if she fails he will have to murder her himself. With the help of her younger sister they weave a web of stories to enchant the sultan. Every night a new story takes place and every night they are spared their lives.Stories within stories with in stories are interweave so cleverly and beautifully that they flow into the readers very soul. Vaguely reminiscent of Aesop's Fables, these stories are magnificent and hold their own life lessons within timeless moral confines. I enjoyed this book immensely! The illustrations are amazingly gorgeous and add to the feel of the book and the stories themselves and in a way even make the stories come to life. I feel that everyone should read this book of stories at least once in their lives. It's well worth it! ❤️
  • (5/5)
    A woman is telling a lot of stories to a sultan. She has many tales, for example, tales of boy judge, donkey, Aladdin etc... This story has about eight tales. I like the tale of "The Boy Judge." This book is easy to read because there are short stories. I think it takes short times to read.
  • (4/5)
    I knew the name of this book, but I didn't know the real story. It has some famous story, for example, Ali Baba and the forty Thieves, Aladdin and the Lamp and so on. I tought Sheherezade who was one of main characters was a very very clever girl. And I enjoyed for her carring out the strategy. It was interesting.