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Rip Van Winkle Audiobook

Rip Van Winkle

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Publisher's Summary

A man who sleeps for 20 years in the Catskill Mountains wakes to a much-changed world. This is an American classic!

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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    Ryan 01-10-14
    Ryan 01-10-14 Member Since 2016

    I have an english degree from the University of Wisconsin River-Falls (UWRF). I read, write, and listen to stories daily.

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    "Best Thirty-Seven Minute Fairy Tale on Audible"

    Rip Van Winkle is the tale of an unhappily married man on a journey towards idleness married with impunity. Irving's a master of language whose created a lexical texture describing time and place. The narrator, Curits Sisco, achieved the appropriate meter and emphasis; however, sometimes he rushes listed sections inappropriately or slows too long for character's voices. Rip Van Winkle easily fits into the tradition of short classical fantasy. Other stories like it include: The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crimes in Connecticut by Mark Twain, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, or A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 12-05-16
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    "Great story"

    This classic should be read by everyone interested in 19th century American literature. A truly fun tale.

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    Amazon Customer 10-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Purely American"

    I loved the parallels drawn between his wife and the tyrannical reign of King George.

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    Judith 09-16-16
    Judith 09-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Well-Crafted Tale..."

    ...from a much-beloved writer. Well- crafted tales never go out of style & are never forgotten.

    BB... Jade Dragon

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    joepaultx 06-24-16
    joepaultx 06-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    Nice to finally read this classic. At times, I sincerely wish I could share in some of that Hudson moonshine

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    Michael Walker California, USA 05-09-16
    Michael Walker California, USA 05-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Even better than I remembered"

    I remember being told this story ages ago and to hear it told again was awesome. The narrator was excellent as well.

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    Joseph G. Simpson Coventry, RI 04-03-16
    Joseph G. Simpson Coventry, RI 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good chuckle"

    Not a bad short story, funny quips that stand the test of time: draws oneself into "what if I were to skip ahead twenty years."

    The delivery is a bit stilted and unremarkable but tolerable..

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    katrine 02-22-16
    katrine 02-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "where is the rest?!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Rip Van Winkle is a good story, this version however lacks bothe preface and epilog, which sets the mood of the sotry, so choose another version


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    cabowski 02-26-15
    cabowski 02-26-15
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    "best story"

    the story to teach kids about laziness and how before you know it you have nothing and no one to love you

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    Jason P Ohio USA 10-05-15
    Jason P Ohio USA 10-05-15 Member Since 2015

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    "A classic tale that is still worth a listen."

    This is a very old and well known story that is still around in popular culture. It was nice to hear it in its original splendor and entirety. The narrator did a good job of giving life to the few characters of this story.

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