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Please note this drama contains some explicit content. This multicast dramatisation of Arabian Nights: Volume 1 is an Audible Original reenvisioning of three iconic tales - with a twist. Adapted by the great Marty Ross, whose previous audio dramas include Romeo and Jude, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who and Treasure Island, listeners can expect to hear Scheherazade, Ali Baba & the Please note this drama contains some explicit content. This multicast dramatisation of Arabian Nights: Volume 1 is an Audible Original reenvisioning of three iconic tales - with a twist. Adapted by the great Marty Ross, whose previous audio dramas include Romeo and Jude, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who and Treasure Island, listeners can expect to hear Scheherazade, Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves and Julnar of the Sea as they've never done before. Step out of your comfort zone and indulge in the dark and fantastical world we've created. Travel with Mermen across the White City, go in search of treasures in hidden caves with Ali and Kasim and let yourself be guided by Scheherazade’s vision as she gives in to a deadly romance with Sultan Shahriya. About the stories In Scheherezade, a woman finds herself the object of desire of a powerful Sultan with murderous desires. Her only chance at saving her life is by using the one power she herself possesses: her gift for telling enchanting stories, the very stories that follow in this drama.... Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves tells the tale of an impoverished husband and wife whose lives change drastically when husband Ali discovers the cave where a local gang of bandits are hiding their treasure. A happy ending? Not quite, as the money brings dangerous complications in the form of the greed of Ali's brother and sister-in-law and the determination of the bandits not to be stolen from. Can Ali save himself - or will his wife, Marjana, have to do all the work - in this taut romantic thriller? In Julnar of the Sea, a merwoman finds the love of a mortal King and they produce a son, Prince Badr Basim. Julnar will have to look out for her son, Badr, as, true to his undersea birthright, he seeks out the love of Princess Jawhera of the Merfolk. She is haughty and her father King Es Semendel positively hostile, casting Badr into a dramatic odyssey which will take him to the island of a beautiful sorceress who makes literal pets of her lovers. Can Julnar and her brother, Salim, find and save Badr in time? The cast: This drama features Omid Djalili (The Mummy, Gladiator, The Omid Djalili Show), Abraham Popoola, Adam Sina, Alyssa Kyria, Anoushka Rava, Atilla Akinci, Bamshad Abedi-Amin, Betsabeh Emran, Daniel Naddafy, David Ahmad, Gisele Payvandi, Ian Abeysekera, Jonathan Morrison, Mandana Jones, Michael Franklin, Mitra Djalili, Nezar Alderazi, Philip Arditti, Raghad Chaar, Richard Reed, Pezh Maan, Tara Jaffar, Walles Hamonde, Zahra Ahmadi and Hemi Yeroham. Public Domain (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.


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Please note this drama contains some explicit content. This multicast dramatisation of Arabian Nights: Volume 1 is an Audible Original reenvisioning of three iconic tales - with a twist. Adapted by the great Marty Ross, whose previous audio dramas include Romeo and Jude, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who and Treasure Island, listeners can expect to hear Scheherazade, Ali Baba & the Please note this drama contains some explicit content. This multicast dramatisation of Arabian Nights: Volume 1 is an Audible Original reenvisioning of three iconic tales - with a twist. Adapted by the great Marty Ross, whose previous audio dramas include Romeo and Jude, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who and Treasure Island, listeners can expect to hear Scheherazade, Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves and Julnar of the Sea as they've never done before. Step out of your comfort zone and indulge in the dark and fantastical world we've created. Travel with Mermen across the White City, go in search of treasures in hidden caves with Ali and Kasim and let yourself be guided by Scheherazade’s vision as she gives in to a deadly romance with Sultan Shahriya. About the stories In Scheherezade, a woman finds herself the object of desire of a powerful Sultan with murderous desires. Her only chance at saving her life is by using the one power she herself possesses: her gift for telling enchanting stories, the very stories that follow in this drama.... Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves tells the tale of an impoverished husband and wife whose lives change drastically when husband Ali discovers the cave where a local gang of bandits are hiding their treasure. A happy ending? Not quite, as the money brings dangerous complications in the form of the greed of Ali's brother and sister-in-law and the determination of the bandits not to be stolen from. Can Ali save himself - or will his wife, Marjana, have to do all the work - in this taut romantic thriller? In Julnar of the Sea, a merwoman finds the love of a mortal King and they produce a son, Prince Badr Basim. Julnar will have to look out for her son, Badr, as, true to his undersea birthright, he seeks out the love of Princess Jawhera of the Merfolk. She is haughty and her father King Es Semendel positively hostile, casting Badr into a dramatic odyssey which will take him to the island of a beautiful sorceress who makes literal pets of her lovers. Can Julnar and her brother, Salim, find and save Badr in time? The cast: This drama features Omid Djalili (The Mummy, Gladiator, The Omid Djalili Show), Abraham Popoola, Adam Sina, Alyssa Kyria, Anoushka Rava, Atilla Akinci, Bamshad Abedi-Amin, Betsabeh Emran, Daniel Naddafy, David Ahmad, Gisele Payvandi, Ian Abeysekera, Jonathan Morrison, Mandana Jones, Michael Franklin, Mitra Djalili, Nezar Alderazi, Philip Arditti, Raghad Chaar, Richard Reed, Pezh Maan, Tara Jaffar, Walles Hamonde, Zahra Ahmadi and Hemi Yeroham. Public Domain (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.

30 review for Arabian Nights: Volume 1 Audible Audiobook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I loved this. A great cast who made it a real pleasure to listen to these stories. Review to follow.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

    I have to really applaud the cast and producers of this volume. This was my first time listening to an audiobook with such an extensive cast; it was more of a radio play if anything. I've also only encountered retellings of 1001 Nights and its stories within, so it was about time and I took in a more direct (if dramatised) account. That being said, wow, there was a lot of sex in this. I'm not complaining; I just wasn't expecting it. Also, the men in this story got old pretty quick. While the wome I have to really applaud the cast and producers of this volume. This was my first time listening to an audiobook with such an extensive cast; it was more of a radio play if anything. I've also only encountered retellings of 1001 Nights and its stories within, so it was about time and I took in a more direct (if dramatised) account. That being said, wow, there was a lot of sex in this. I'm not complaining; I just wasn't expecting it. Also, the men in this story got old pretty quick. While the women were portrayed as having desires and ambitions, the men were all either bloodthirsty, paranoid, pathetic, or a combination of these. I got a bit bored with how dumb they were being after a while. I'm glad I listened to this though, and I might try Volume 2 in a while.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jaipal

    This is a full cast audiobook that is worth listening to with top notch voice acting and special effects. This audiobook starts with the prince murdering his cheating wife. Then as Sultan, he sleeps with every virgin woman in the land before killing them after dawn. He finally discovers the two female children of his vizier, Scheherazade and Dunyazad. Sheherazade ages to sleep with the Sultan but before he could kill her, she tells him a story. These stories captivate him and she continues tellin This is a full cast audiobook that is worth listening to with top notch voice acting and special effects. This audiobook starts with the prince murdering his cheating wife. Then as Sultan, he sleeps with every virgin woman in the land before killing them after dawn. He finally discovers the two female children of his vizier, Scheherazade and Dunyazad. Sheherazade ages to sleep with the Sultan but before he could kill her, she tells him a story. These stories captivate him and she continues telling them for 1,001 nights. In this audiobook, she tells two takes, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves and Jullanar of the Sea. The telling are poetic, humorous at times and definitely adult in nature. I wouldn't recommend this for children as it deals with concepts such as adultery, betrayal, and murder as well as other elements such as love, honour, heroism, and family. I definitely recommend this audiobook and can't wait to listen to the second one.

  4. 5 out of 5

    MTK

    Somewhat entertaining, but completely failing to capture the magic of the Scheherazade mythos. Also, it basically stops in the middle of the overarching story; when I see "Volume 1" in the title I expect half a collection of short stories, not half a book. And I am certainly not paying 20 euros for the second part; if it goes on sale for 2, like this one was, maybe.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mahesh Nakka

    Absolutely amazing narration.

  6. 5 out of 5

    David

    "Arabian nights, like Arabian days, more often than not Are hotter than hot In a lot of god ways …" (Sorry, that's from Aladdin …) Audible's full-cast dramatization of several Arabian folk-tales, this covers: 1) the set-up for the telling of the tales (Scheherazade telling her Sultan the tales each night so she won't be beheaded!) 2) the tale of Ali-Baba and the 40 thieves 3) Julnar of the Sea While I was knew of the first and (more famously) the second above, I probably couldn't have told you the full "Arabian nights, like Arabian days, more often than not Are hotter than hot In a lot of god ways …" (Sorry, that's from Aladdin …) Audible's full-cast dramatization of several Arabian folk-tales, this covers: 1) the set-up for the telling of the tales (Scheherazade telling her Sultan the tales each night so she won't be beheaded!) 2) the tale of Ali-Baba and the 40 thieves 3) Julnar of the Sea While I was knew of the first and (more famously) the second above, I probably couldn't have told you the full ins and outs of the stories until now; only a general outline of what happened. I have to admit, also, that Julnar of the Sea was completely new to me. Now to pick up Volume Two (Sinbad the Sailor) ...

  7. 5 out of 5

    Andy

    Volume 1 of the Arabian Nights is wonderfully performed by a full cast that brings the two tales, 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' and 'Julnar Of The Sea', to vivid life. It's definitely for mature audiences, considering the adult themes and goings on in the stories. But it's a very entertaining retelling of the classic 1001 Nights, with Scheherezade telling the stories to the Sultan, in the hope of keeping him enraptured with the tales each night, to literally keep her head come morning. Will be Volume 1 of the Arabian Nights is wonderfully performed by a full cast that brings the two tales, 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves' and 'Julnar Of The Sea', to vivid life. It's definitely for mature audiences, considering the adult themes and goings on in the stories. But it's a very entertaining retelling of the classic 1001 Nights, with Scheherezade telling the stories to the Sultan, in the hope of keeping him enraptured with the tales each night, to literally keep her head come morning. Will be looking forward to the next volume in the series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tom

    The stories are captivating and are told here with a lightness and humour which is fun (if a little contrived). This was my first dramatized audiobook and its not really a format I would rush to listen to again. I guess it will suit some people but the experience was much less like reading a book which diminished it for me.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Aqsam

    What a Pleasure! To anyone, who like me is a bit skeptical about audio books especially Non-Native English Speakers, try this one. It's captivating even though you know all the stories and the cast has done so well done.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nelo

    A wonderful dramatization of the Arabian nights. The cast brings this wonderful tales to life...( and finally i can pronounce her name)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Maxine Hargreaves

    I haven't been feeling well, so listened to this book over 3 days, while snuggled up in bed and on the sofa resting. I absolutely loved it! Can't wait for Volume 2.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dumpy Unicorn

    I bought this on the strength of other full cast dramatisations. This one just didn't do it for me.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ivan Valev

    How was I ever allowed to read this as a child.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Shelly Mason

    Loved this two-in-one tale.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    Utterly riveting.

  16. 5 out of 5

    InkFire

    I really enjoyed the excellent voice acting and the dramatic effects, but I think maybe if I had known the concentration of sex and violence in these tales I wouldn't have embarked on this journey.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Very entertaining!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Brandon

    Can't wait for volume 2. Amazing production values and two amazing stories inside the real story.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

    Audible

  20. 4 out of 5

    Drew Beaupre

  21. 4 out of 5

    James Wood

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  23. 5 out of 5

    Harry Francis

  24. 4 out of 5

    Habib Ajmal

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tyom Semonov

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ravi Khare

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kiran Jeenkeri

  28. 4 out of 5

    Imogen

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jemma

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ono Borjgyn

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