Ali Baba is a character from the folk tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Ali Baba is a poor woodcutter who discovers the secret of a thieves' den, entered with the phrase "Open Sesame". The thieves learn this and try to kill Ali Baba, but Ali Baba's faithful slave-girl foils their plots. Ali Baba gives his son to her in marriage and keeps the secret of the treasure. This story is included in many versions of the One Thousand and One Nights. It is one of the most familiar of the "Arabian Nights" tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000502/bk_cids_000502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ali Baba and his elder brother Cassim are the sons of a merchant. After the death of their father, the greedy Cassim marries a wealthy woman and becomes well-to-do, building on their father's business - but Ali Baba marries a poor woman and settles into the trade of a woodcutter. One day Ali Baba is at work collecting and cutting firewood in the forest, and he happens to overhear a group of forty thieves visiting their treasure store. The treasure is in a cave, the mouth of which is sealed by magic. It opens on the words "Open Sesame", and seals itself on the words "Close Sesame". When the thieves are gone, Ali Baba enters the cave himself, and takes some of the treasure home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gale Van Cott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/alph/000115/bk_alph_000115_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a story from the Tales from the Arabian Nights collection. Toby Stephens takes us back to the world of cunning, adventure, mishap, and fun. Sheherezade, night after night, weaves her tales, and Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and other tales come alive. The unforgettable music of Rimsky-Korsakov sets the scene perfectly. A delightful treat for young listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Toby Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001141/bk_naxo_001141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three of the most popular stories from ancient Persia come to life in one action-packed, magical audiobook. The story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is about two brothers, one who marries a rich woman out of greed, and the other marries a poor woman out of love. The story gets its name from when the brothers are faced with 40 thieves who try to take their treasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David McCallion. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092552/bk_acx0_092552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.