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Extended Audio Sample Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Unabridged), by Washington Irving
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (823 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Washington Irving Narrator: John MacDonald Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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In the first story, Rip Van Winkle returns to a strange world after a very long sleep. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane encounters haunting difficulties and a headless horseman during his courtship of the lovely Katrina. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 2/4/2014

    " I try to read these two every year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eros | 1/8/2014

    " Proof that you don't need a lot of words and pages to tell a compelling story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The other John | 12/24/2013

    " These are tales I've known for years, but have never really read for myself. I've either read retellings written for children or viewed film adaptions. The originals, of course, are so much better. You have the classic plots, of course, which have captured people's imaginations for generations, and you also have Mr. Irving's rich description of the characters and the settings. These engage the adult heart and mind, as much as the simplified tales reach the inner child's sense of wonder. Once again I find myself wondering why I don't read more classic literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 11/25/2013

    " Irving's 18th century habit of eschewing action or dialogue for long-winded exposition mitigates the tension of his classic ghost story, but "Rip Van Winkle" is a brilliant early example of the merits of a well-constructed and fun short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suliana | 11/23/2013

    " We are reading this as a family for school and in preparation for up and coming Halloween. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 11/11/2013

    " These are fun stories in spite of the superstition that permeates them, especially since there is humor, at least found in the Headless Horseman, and the possibility of reality in the midst. They take place along the Hudson River. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chinook | 11/6/2013

    " Well, that was boring. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow seems to involve more descriptions of food and countryside that scares and Rip Van Winkle seems to lack any point except that wives can be horrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Tuley | 10/22/2013

    " This is a perfectly indelible story and still fun to read. Think of all the lessons it teaches and the wonderful character it introduced! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abe Goolsby | 8/20/2013

    " Two delightful stories from an early American writer. I've re-read several times, both for my own personal enjoyment and aloud to my children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 3/29/2013

    " I loved the language in this book. The narrative was enjoyable and kept my interest. This was a fun and quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 the Reeds | 2/10/2013

    " I read this when I was very young. I'm not sure how accurate my rating is when it's filtered through decades of memory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 1/20/2013

    " I think these would be better "heard" rather then read but I did really enjoy them "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 7/1/2012

    " I yawned my way through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bert-bobbi | 5/23/2012

    " What a hoot! There are so many film versions of both stories that it was a treat to read the original stories. Written about 200 years ago, there are references to places and how people lived that make it historically interesting as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 4/24/2012

    " Read him. That's a command. You're getting sleepy . . . sleepy . . . you're reading . . . reading . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pearl | 10/11/2011

    " Both are slightly disturbing stories but it was by Washington Irving so what would you expect? but it was a classic and I saw the movie by Tim Burton so I read it and felt a bit "odd" afterwords, seriouly what happened to Ichabod Crane? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 10/10/2011

    " It was fun to read these at long last. You hear about these growing up, but it was lovely to read them myself. Both are very well written. They'd both be fabulous Halloween reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Comis | 9/18/2011

    " Read it to the kids for All Hallows' Eve. Wasn't as scary as we thought it was going to be. The Rip Van Winkle story was just weird. Still fun though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samantha | 8/18/2011

    " Being familiar with these stories I decided to read this book to get an idea of the original stories. I found them boring and uneventful. I think I will stick with the versions I am already familiar with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skendall | 4/22/2011

    " Read Aloud to my girls. Legend of Sleepy Hollow; Rip Van Winkle "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/2/2011

    " super fast read with the kids...don't think they cared for it too much..but alas a little quality reading with the kids I suppose! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diva | 2/16/2011

    " witty and funny, had the fine description of nature and food, rather unexpected that, but very fine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wilshem | 12/16/2010

    " I think that is story was good. I lliked it because I find the main character quite funny. My favorite part was when they described him riding a horse and Mr. Weise,my teacher, drew a funny picture. I see a little bit of myself in him because I always creep myself by reading weird/scary stories "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamara | 10/18/2010

    " Really?! That's it?! So not impressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 10/13/2010

    " Great collection of Washington Irving's writings. I didn't realize how talented he really was until I read through this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 10/3/2010

    " Two quick books that I listened to on a trip to Wyoming. they maybe classics, but they are easily forgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teric | 9/22/2010

    " A nice, concise collection of Irving's more popular works, including: Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and my favorite, The Devil and Tom Walker. Great classics! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alleycatfan | 6/2/2010

    " Who knew Americans could write. I think I enjoyed the vignettes of English life the most. Some of the stories did not interest me. Even in the telling of a not so interesting story I found joy. "

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