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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Bobbie Frohman Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Washington Irving's two most famous stories are combined here. One tells of Rip Van Winkle who escaped the dreadful life of a hen-pecked husband by magical means and the other of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman on their midnight ride. Experience the fright of poor Ichabod when assailed by the headless horseman and laugh at poor Rip who spends a lot of time sleeping to try to escape the headache of a nagging and ungrateful wife.

Washington Irving (1783 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, magazine editor and diplomat.

Born in Manhattan at the end of the American Revolution, he was named for George Washington, whom he met as a child of six. As a teenager, Irving lived further upstate and became familiar with the surroundings that provided the setting for his best known works, Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 2/20/2014

    " I try to read these two every year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pearl | 2/12/2014

    " 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 the Reeds | 2/8/2014

    " 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 Connie | 1/25/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aneta | 1/23/2014

    " I've heard the tale. I watched the cartoons. And then I read the book and frankly, I should have known what I was getting myself into. It is a classic tale with classic language that I only got through because I was reallly sick. Not that it isn't a great tale. It stays around because it has authenticity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suliana | 1/23/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/8/2014

    " I yawned my way through it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/3/2014

    " Just didn't get this one. I hope someday to read it again and discover why it's a classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chinook | 10/2/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 9/20/2013

    " 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 Amber Pangburn | 9/12/2013

    " This was about the headless horseman and Icabhod Crane. Crane figured out how to help stop the headless horseman from terriozing the town. I would use this in a classroom to show have the students do a character preoject on their favorite character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kay Mendenhall | 7/6/2013

    " sorry but the cartoon was better. I even liked the movie even though it didn't follow the book at all. It was also hard to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 4/7/2013

    " 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 Abe Goolsby | 3/20/2013

    " 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 bert-bobbi | 3/3/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Comis | 8/6/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 7/20/2012

    " Spooky tale of Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones in the first tale and a twenty year nap in the second story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 4/30/2012

    " Well, not scary - mildly spooky or strange. Typically sexist. Now that I type that, I'm not sure why I'm giving it three stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 11/18/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 10/1/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Tuley | 7/24/2011

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

  • 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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About the Author
Author Washington Irving

Washinton Irving (1783–1859), American essayist, novelist, and historian, was born in New York to a wealthy merchant. He studied law, but because of his delicate health, his family sent him on a tour of Europe, where he collected material later used in his stories and essays. The first American author to achieve international fame, his literary career served in many ways to consolidate the cultures of the United States and Europe.

About the Narrator

Bobbie Frohman, a third generation Californian, was raised in a large extended family, the niece of cowboys. Early on she developed a deep love of animals, training her dogs to perform with her at dog shows, and as a competitive barrel racer with her beloved horse, Lucky.