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Rip Van Winkle Audiobook

Rip Van Winkle

A man who sleeps for 20 years in the Catskill Mountains wakes to a much-changed world. This is an American classic!
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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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    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 2015
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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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    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.

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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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