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The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 01

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(4,556 Sterne; 89 Bewertungen)

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 first of sixteen volumes translated by Burton.
(Based on Wikipedia article) (13 hr 39 min)


Section One


Read by Peter Yearsley

Section Two


Read by Gesine

Section Three


Read by hefyd

Section Four


Read by hefyd

Section Five


Read by hefyd

Section Six


Read by hefyd

Section Seven


Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit

Section Eight


Read by Ransom

Section Nine


Read by Anna Simon

Section Ten


Read by Kalynda

Section Eleven


Read by Kalynda

Section Twelve


Read by hefyd

Section Thirteen


Read by hefyd

Section Fourteen


Read by Priya, India

Section Fifteen


Read by R. S. Steinberg

Section Sixteen


Read by hefyd

Section Seventeen


Read by hefyd

Section Eighteen


Read by hefyd

Section Nineteen


Read by hefyd

Section Twenty


Read by hefyd

Section Twenty-One


Read by Melissa

Section Twenty-Two


Read by CalmDragon

Section Twenty-Three


Read by Peter Yearsley


A Thousand + nights

(5 Sterne)

These stories are a treasure. Some are a little goarey but humor is well used to help. All the readers get a big thankyou from me. The whole family will enjoy this audio book. Oops! No, no, no, I mean those over ... say ... 18. I just listened again and its still a wonderfull book.

Good book and readers

(3,5 Sterne)

Overall I found this to be a good book with good readers, however a few readers were somewhat distracting in regards to their even tone. But the main reason I did not fully enjoy tbis book is my lack of understanding of Islamic culture and its traxitions. This was my first exposure to both and am grateful to this book and recording for that rare pleasure in my life. Thank-you all in this endeavor.

(5 Sterne)

A wonderful translation read well. I do miss Burton's introduction and commentary, but not enough to lower my rating. If you think the tales are adult, you should see some of the notes.

One Thousand Nights and A Nigjt

(4 Sterne)

Most of the readers are very good; however some were so difficult to follow I skipped their chapters.

Very Enjoyable

(5 Sterne)

Listened to these stories and later narrated them to my wife. We both enjoyed them. Thank you


(5 Sterne)

Excellent readers, exquisite text. The biggest collection of the most fanciful tales you will ever encounter.

Very good presentation.

(5 Sterne)

Complete as far as I hear. My mother loved these.


(5 Sterne)

I greatly enjoyed the stories. Can't wait for the second volume