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This was a quick, fun read that held my attention from start to finish. It is certainly an excellent way for modern readers to become acquainted with Sinbad the Sailor. I felt that the narrator did an excellent job with the very specific accents required of this story and he seemed to have fun with the characters he played, even imparting a bit of mischief into the overall tone of the piece. All in all I would recommend this audiobook to other readers, particularly students who have been assigned this story as coursework... I. think this particular version of the story would help make the experience more enjoyable. A special thank you to the author and narrator and to audiobook boom for the complimentary copy of this book. I have left my honest and unbiased review here at audible.com of my own accord.
I knew from the movies that Sinbad the Sailor got involved in some pretty wild adventures. Up until now I hadn't had a chance to read the stories. Then I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. So here is my review:
Sinbad is the hero in this collection, adapted from the story cycle of Middle Eastern origin. The collection of seven voyages are framed by the story of Sinbad the Porter in Baghdad. He bemoans the injustice that some attain riches while others, like himself, labour without accruing conspicuous wealth. Sinbad the Sailor hears the porter's griping and invites him into his home whereupon the sailor begins to tell the tale of his first voyage...
The narration by Michael T Downey is very clear and accessible. What's more, perhaps it is something in the tone, but the performance seems to appropriately convey the larger than life, outlandish nature of Sinbad's exploits. These tales are, after all, quite unbelievable.
Overall this was an enjoyable, rollicking listen. Recommended for anybody looking for an introduction to The Seven Voyages of Sinbad. Kind thanks!