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Arabian Nights: Volume 1

An Audible Original Drama
Auteur(s): Marty Ross
Durée: 8 h et 20 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 évaluations)
Prix: CDN$ 27,32
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Description

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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  • Au global
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The NEW Arabian nights!

The stories are as I remember them with extra detail added. Great performances and sound-effects!

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Old tales with an updated twist

Modern language injected with humour. Great voices and dramatization. Now I want to listen to part two

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excellent effort<br />

The volume of the voices was uneven, I was often turning it up and down.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-31

Can't wait for the next one!

Well performed, well written, very well produced. I can't wait for the next one to become available!

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  • Au global
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  • theamazingcatherine
  • 2018-09-08

Lavish, funny, sensitive, a little bawdy...

This was amazing. The adaptor dug into the basic text - a mad king, a clever storyteller, her loyal sister, and teased out the emotions and passion and heartbreak. I was constantly reminded of the storyteller's presence, and her audience - not just in the interjections from her husband, her sister, and an impatient executioner wanting more gory bits, but in the choices of story that Scheherazade makes, the characters she dwells on, how themes of loyalty and sexual desire and family might speak to the king's madness. Even villains and bit characters get a chance to have their say.

The voice-acting is well done - lively, colourful, easy on the ears, really bringing out the character personalities - and the sound effects are vivid. (There were a couple of times when the sound dynamics made it difficult to understand a djinni character, though - I wouldn't try listening to it while driving.)

The bulk of this is two stories, "Ali Baba" and another I'm not familiar with "Julnar of the Sea" (sp?) and does take some liberties with the plot, at least with "Ali Baba". They make for an interesting narrative, so I'm happy about them. There are gory bits, and several women speaking extremely frankly about their sexuality, so be aware of that if you want your children to listen.

All in all this was grand, and I hope the next volume comes out soon.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-01-22

Adventures In Arabia (Arabian Nights)

Are you looking for amazing adventures to take you far away to the shores of Arabia? Then this amazing dramatized version is just for you! It will take you on an enchanting journey, guided by the exotic voice of Miss Chaar as Scheherezade!

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  • Au global
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  • Gloria
  • 2019-01-19

interligente, bien contacto, bien interpretado<br />

historia clasica que resulta muy actúa. parece injusta, machista al principio. Pero la mujer es mas fuerte e inteligente de lo que parece y desde Alibaba es la lista, fuerte, e inteligente. Lo cual se ve al final

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  • Sabrina
  • 2018-11-06

Favorite audio book yet!

Has to be one of the best audio books I have ever listened to. Can't wait for the next volume to come out!

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 2018-07-31

What a horrible book

For a book which is so highly rated and which came so highly recommended, I'm deeply disappointed.

Ignoring that fact that chapter 1 is pornography, and that the book is rife with violent misogyny, the plot is ok at best and the production quality is very shoddy. In trying to sound middle eastern, the. actual. result. is. to. pace. sylla. bles. alternatelyslowthenpainfullyfast. Nearly every character is almost entirely unlikable. The dialog was usually insufferable and never trusts the reader. It goes to juvenile lengths to show how much of a cartoon each character is. Eg: if it's a killer, he will endlessly refer to himself as such. The barbaric ruthless Shakespearean morality could be seen as a plus if you're into such things, but to me it compounds the previous complaints.

In terms of technical sound, this book is a wreck. The recording volume is equally unbalanced with faint voices, whispering, then yelling. It's not creative dynamic range, it's the equivalent of action movies where you have to jack up the volume to hear dialog then get your ears blown out with the special effect volume. All of this made it difficult to listen to with headphones and nearly impossible in the car. Two of the characters were actually unintelligible about half of the time.

The above issues aside, with few exceptions the use of creative language was genuinely masterful. The effects were also well done. Sadly this was not enough to overcome the aforementioned issues.

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