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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Washington Irving Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781470801397
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In the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod Crane arrives to educate the children of the region. This lanky schoolmaster from Connecticut fancies the idea of marrying the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, the eighteen-year-old daughter of a wealthy farmer, but there is a problem with his plan. Abraham “Brom Bones” Van Brunt, the town rowdy, has already set his heart on marrying her.

This romantic rivalry climaxes one autumn night with the appearance of the legendary Headless Horseman, allegedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who lost his head to a cannonball during the Revolutionary War. Every night he rides through the woods to the scene of the battle in search of his head.

Since this story’s first appearance in 1820, generations of readers, young and old, have thrilled to the Headless Horseman galloping through the haunted woods of Sleepy Hollow. The rollicking tale of Ichabod Crane and his ill-fated courtship of Katrina Van Tassel has become a classic ghost story.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Exceptional talent.”

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • “The story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman is still both shivery and funny.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kadenfootball | 5/25/2011

    " I liked it especially Ichabod Crane! "

  • 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

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. Heald has also won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.