Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

I haven't listened/read any of the tales from The Arabian Nights collection before, so I thought it might be kind of fun to listen to at least one of the stories. 

I download Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and narrated by B. J. Harrison from Audible. Listening time for Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is 1 hour, 38 minutes.

I really enjoyed the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. It contains lots of adventure that keeps the listener engaged throughout the entire short story. 

My favorite character in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is Morgiana, the female slave, as she displays all the cunning and ingenuity in this tale by repeatedly saving her master from harm. Morgiana is eventually freed for saving her master multiple times.

I thought that B. J. Harrison was a mediocre narrator. 

Additionally, there were a couple of times when a phrase in the storyline was repeated back to back, which I could only surmise was due to bad editing on the part of the production team.

I am giving Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. Well, I have always heard of this story. I think there was a kid's book version at the store where I used to work, but I didn't even read that. It sounds good.

    1. This short story makes me want to read the rest of the The Arabian Nights collection.