The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • by Washington Irving
  • Narrated by David Ian Davies
  • 1 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tall, gangling schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, both educated and highly superstitious, comes to live and teach in the quiet, rural town known as Sleepy Hollow in the Catskill Mountains of New York. There, he falls in love with the daughter of wealthy farmer Van Tassel. But he must compete with the much admired, waggish ruffian Brom Bones, whom he encounters - with absolute terror and belief - in the guise of the much storied and feared specter... The Headless Horseman.

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Audible Editor Reviews

In Washington Irving's classic ghost tale first published in 1820, the superstitious schoolmaster Ichabod Crane moves to small, isolated, and haunted Sleepy Hollow, where he competes with a local ruffian for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of a wealthy farmer. Until, one night, riding alone, Crane encounters a cloaked rider whose head is not on his shoulders, but in his saddle - the feared specter of the Headless Horseman. Renowned Shakespearean actor David Ian Davies brings ample suspense to this nuanced performance which is sure to leave listeners with goose bumps.

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It's October do you know where your head is?

This is not the Disney short. It is narrated quit well while not being "performed". The tail is a classic for a reason. I needed to concentrate a bit more than normal in order to follow the story. I haven't checked out any of the performed versions. And if you are listening in a car full of kids you may want to consider a different version.
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- D. Hile

Finally the truth

I've seen many movies and many adaptations of this story however I never knew the truth until now. From Disney in the 1950 through today everyone has put a spin on this story and now I can see why they have so much fun with it. This story goes beyond simply a ghost story. It's a love story that has a predictable ending when concerning people willing to do whatever they can to win the love they think they deserve. Read this story if you want to know the truth.
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- Jes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2010
  • Publisher: One Voice Recordings