The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 03


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(4.2 stars; 14 reviews)


This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her. Many tales that have become independently famous come from the Book, among them Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. This collection comes from the third of sixteen volumes translated by Burton. (based on Wikipedia article)

(15 hr 0 min)

Chapters

One Hundred Twenty-Fifth to Twenty-eighth Night 19:19 Read by Barbara Clements
One Hundred and Twenty-ninth to Thirty-first Night 21:50 Read by Chelsea Baker
One Hundred and Thirty-second to Thirty-third Night 22:56 Read by Chelsea Baker
One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Night 25:11 Read by Chelsea Baker
One Hundred and Thirty-fifth to Thirty-sixth Night 30:08 Read by Filippo Gioachin
One Hundred and Thirty-seventh Night 31:47 Read by Filippo Gioachin
One Hundred and Thirty-eighth to Thirty-ninth Night 21:37 Read by Filippo Gioachin
One Hundred and Fortieth Night 30:43 Read by Filippo Gioachin
One Hundred and Forty-first Night 9:38 Read by Elli
One Hundred and Forty-second Night 38:44 Read by hefyd
One Hundred and Forty-third Night 24:31 Read by hefyd
One Hundred and Forty-fourth Night 29:58 Read by hefyd
One Hundred and Forty-fifth to Forty-sixth Night 31:03 Read by hefyd
One Hundred and Forty-seventh to Forty-eighth Night 25:42 Read by hefyd
One Hundred and Forty-ninth Night 26:48 Read by Linda Moreau
One Hundred and Fiftieth Night 17:35 Read by Kamna
One Hundred and Fifty-first to Fifty-second Night 23:13 Read by Linda Moreau
One Hundred and Fifty-third Night 13:55 Read by Matthew Hill
One Hundred and Fifty-fourth to Fifty-sixth Night 25:51 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
One Hundred and Fifty-seventh to Fifty-ninth Night 21:56 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
One Hundred and Sixtieth to Sixty-second Night 22:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
One Hundred and Sixty-third to Sixty-fourth Night 17:08 Read by Kalynda
One Hundred and Sixty-fifth to Sixty-seventh Night 16:07 Read by Kalynda
One Hundred and Sixty-eighth to Sixty-ninth Night 13:21 Read by Kalynda
One Hundred and Seventieth to Seventy-fourth Night 24:09 Read by Filippo Gioachin
One Hundred and Seventy-fifth to Seventy-ninth Night 17:52 Read by Ethan Rampton
One Hundred and Eightieth to Eighty-third Night 20:36 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
One Hundred and Eighty-fourth to Eighty-seventh Night 20:51 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
One Hundred and Eighty-eighth to Ninety-second Night 20:38 Read by Ethan Rampton
One Hundred and Ninety-third to Ninety-sixth Night 17:57 Read by Linda Moreau
One Hundred Ninety-seventh to Two Hundred Second Night 21:33 Read by DrBeccaAnne
Two Hundred and Third Night to Sixth Night 20:19 Read by Kathryn Lois
Two Hundred and Seventh Night to Ninth Night 24:23 Read by Ruth Golding
Two Hundred and Tenth to Fourteenth Night 27:46 Read by Leonard Wilson
Two Hundred and Fifteenth to Sixteenth Night 22:32 Read by Linda Moreau
Two Hundred and Seventeenth to Twentieth Night 20:37 Read by Linda Moreau
Two Hundred and Twenty-first to Twenty-sixth Night 19:38 Read by Linda Moreau
Two Hundred and Twenty-seventh to Thirty-first Night 26:24 Read by Dee Wykoff
Two Hundred and Thirty-second to Thirty-fourth Night 18:20 Read by ChristianP
Two Hundred and Thirty-fifth to Thirty-seventh Night 16:08 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater

Reviews

classic tales

(4 stars)

depending on who the reader is that it can be really wonderful, or just so so. my favorite reader Lash Romander

hard work

(2 stars)

Horrible translation rendered in archaic English, with some garbled reading made it very difficult to follow