Rip Van Winkle

  • by Washington Irving
  • Narrated by Curtis Sisco
  • 0 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A man who sleeps for 20 years in the Catskill Mountains wakes to a much-changed world. This is an American classic!


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Best Thirty-Seven Minute Fairy Tale on Audible

Rip Van Winkle is the tale of an unhappily married man on a journey towards idleness married with impunity. Irving's a master of language whose created a lexical texture describing time and place. The narrator, Curits Sisco, achieved the appropriate meter and emphasis; however, sometimes he rushes listed sections inappropriately or slows too long for character's voices. Rip Van Winkle easily fits into the tradition of short classical fantasy. Other stories like it include: The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crimes in Connecticut by Mark Twain, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, or A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
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- Ryan "I have an english degree from the University of Wisconsin River-Falls (UWRF). I read, write, and listen to stories daily."

Great story

This classic should be read by everyone interested in 19th century American literature. A truly fun tale.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2012
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media