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

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(4,113 Sterne; 31 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 second of sixteen volumes translated by Burton. (based on Wikipedia article) (15 hr 47 min)

Chapters

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)

Bewertungen

Amazing achievement

(5 Sterne)

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

(5 Sterne)

Amazing, listen to it every night

some of the narrators..

(3,5 Sterne)

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.

Frustrating and Disappointing

(0,5 Sterne)

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.