The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 02

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(4.1 stars; 33 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 second of sixteen volumes translated by Burton. (based on Wikipedia article) (15 hr 47 min)


Nur Al-Din Ali and the Damsel Anis Al-Jalis 15:52 Read by hefyd
Thirty-fifth Night 32:53 Read by hefyd
Thirty-sixth Night 15:08 Read by hefyd
Thirty-seventh Night 27:06 Read by hefyd
Thirty-eighth Night 21:35 Read by hefyd
Thirty-ninth Night 19:10 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Fortieth Night 18:17 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Forty-first night 22:36 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Forty-second Night 10:46 Read by Anna Simon
Forty-third Night, Forty-fourth Night 13:04 Read by Anna Simon
Forty-fifth Night 19:05 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Forty-sixth Night 14:02 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Forty-seventh Night 25:14 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Forty-eighth Night 10:38 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Forty-ninth Night 20:36 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Fiftieth Night 37:19 Read by Filippo Gioachin
Fifty-first Night 25:33 Read by Filippo Gioachin
Fifty-second Night, the Fifty-third Night 28:31 Read by Filippo Gioachin
Fifty-fourth Night, the Fifty-fifth Night 27:56 Read by Filippo Gioachin
Fifty-sixth Night, the Fifty-seventh Night 19:42 Read by Filippo Gioachin
Fifty-eighth Night, the Fifty-ninth Night 15:49 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Sixtieth Night, the Sixty-first night, the Sixty-second Night 18:10 Read by spikespencer
Sixty-third Night, the Sixty-fourth Night, the Sixty-fifth Night 15:52 Read by Ashwath Ganesan
Sixty-sixth Night, the Sixty-seventh Night, the Sixty-eighth night 13:01 Read by Kalynda
Sixty-ninth Night, the Seventieth Night,the Seventy-first Night 12:54 Read by Kalynda
Seventy-second Night, the Seventy-third Night, the Seventy-fourth Night 18:56 Read by Filippo Gioachin
Seventy-fifth Night, the Seventy-sixth Night 19:16 Read by Filippo Gioachin
Seventy-seventh Night, the Seventy-eighth Night 17:11 Read by Filippo Gioachin
Seventy-ninth Night, the Eightieth Night, the Eighty-first Night 24:57 Read by Filippo Gioachin
Eighty-second Night, the Eighty-third Night, the Eighty-fourth Night 28:22 Read by Filippo Gioachin
Eighty-fifth Night, the Eighty-sixth Night, the Eighty-seventh Night 18:23 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Eighty-eighth Night, the Eighty-ninth Night, the Ninetieth Night 22:48 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Ninety-first Night, the Ninety-second Night 20:00 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Ninety-third Night, the Ninety-fourth Night 20:44 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Ninety-fifth Night 15:11 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Ninety-sixth Night, the Ninety-seventh Night 19:27 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Ninety-eighth Night, the Ninety-ninth Night 8:58 Read by Lucy Perry
One Hundredth Night, the One Hundred and First Night 20:09 Read by Collee McKinnon
One Hundred and Second Night 17:27 Read by Collee McKinnon
One Hundred and Third Night, the One Hundred and Fourth Night 18:38 Read by HenrykM
One Hundred and Fifth Night, the One Hundred and Sixth Night 15:19 Read by Elli
One Hundred and Seventh Night, Eighth Night and theNinth Night 21:25 Read by rhodian
One Hundred and Tenth Night, Eleventh Night and Twelfth Night 23:29 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
One Hundred and Thirteenth Night, the One Hundred and Fourteenth Night 18:47 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
One Hundred and Fifteenth Night, the One Hundred and Sixteenth Night 17:06 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
One Hundred and Seventeenth Night, the One Hundred and Eighteenth Night 16:47 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
One Hundred and Nineteenth Night, Twentieth Night and Twenty-first Night 22:03 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
One Hundred and Twenty-second, Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Nights 21:41 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)


Amazing achievement

(5 stars)

Amazing translation. And an amazing work of literature. Thanks to the readers

(5 stars)

Amazing, listen to it every night

some of the narrators..

(3.5 stars)

The translation is beyond excellent (I know bc I am fluent in Arabic and own the volumes in Arabic). The story is what it is, for the time. The narrators are something else; some are excellent but some are just horrible, and have no business reading out loud a book that contains so many non English names and terms... parts of the story are just painful to listen to.


(4 stars)

Really enjoying the stories. On to volume 3!

Frustrating and Disappointing

(0.5 stars)

Despite excellent narration, I have given up on this one. The characters are constantly breaking into long-winded rhymes instead of simply stating events. The inherent foulness of poetry (too harsh?) just makes following the story impossible. It's like a bad rap version of some classic work of literature, or something equally horrid. Run, don't walk, away.