I heard a couple of episodes of this series on XM Radio, and just had to hear the whole story from begining to end. Man, was it fun! Lots of action and an ancient curse or two thrown in just for grins and giggles. All told, I agree with the person who said that "it wasn't rocket science", just a great story told very very well. My ipod pretty much exploded in my ears as the people at colonial radio just love to use big music scores and millions of sound effects. We all enjoyed this series, and are now working our way through their western (Powder River) series. These guys seem to have captured the magic that old time radio once did (except with superb digital sound).
Many consider this novel to be the ultimate war story, I do not know if I fall into that camp, but I do know a true to the book audio drama when I hear it. This is a very well acted program...stark in its interpretation, but true to what the author indended. If that is what you are looking for, look no further, for you have found a worthy production. If you enjoy civil war stories, you might also want to check out "Gettysburg - The Complete Radio Drama" and "Shiloh" (also produced by the colonial radio theater.) They seem to specialize in getting history right, and I have purchased a number of their programs (many of them on tape at museums), and have always enjoy their work.
Pirates, Treasure and adventure pretty much sums up this program...Oh, and Lots of action. The acting is strong and the music score very much adds to the mood of the piece. Robert Louis Stevenson would be very proud of this true to the book adaptation. Down load it and enjoy!
I recently heard this program broadcast on XM Radio on Halloween night, and IT IS AWESOME! The music is magical; the acting superb (the actor who plays Ichabod should win an award, he was sooooo good!), and the total sound was lush to say the least. (Well, it must be great to get National airplay on Halloween!) This program was true to the book, exciting, and fun for everyone that loves a great story told by master story tellers?I wished it would never end. This is now going to be a cherished family Halloween tradition?we will all settle around the stereo, candles burning and a big bowl of popcorn?and we will anxiously await poor Ichabod Crane?s run-in with the dreaded headless horseman of Sleepy Hallow. It does not get any better than this. Two thumbs way up! (I am so glad we get XM...they know how to find great progams.)
OK, I admit that I have always loved this story. For many years I would read the book (it is a short book) every Halloween season. Having grown up in the area of Sleepy Hollow, I really enjoyed how Washington Irving captures the feel of the place and its people...his words are magic. This version was a real disappointment! It totally dumbed down the language to the point where it is no more special than your average Saturday morning cartoon...ACK!
If you want a real Sleepy Hollow experience I recommend that you try a different version...for this program, (the creators of this should be spanked and put to bed with out dinner!) I was sooooo disappointed, and you will be too. Now I see that these folks have also done a version of A Christmas Carol?I am scared, very scared.
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