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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | [Washington Irving]

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Was there really a Headless Horseman? This dramatic story will draw you into the life of Ichabod Crane as you ponder the question.
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Publisher's Summary

Was there really a Headless Horseman? This dramatic story will draw you into the life of Ichabod Crane as you ponder the question.

The Washington Irving classic has been rewritten as an "edge of your seat" audio production with updated language for today's audience.

A thrilling story any time of the year. Not intended for the faint of heart.

(P)2004 GiGi Books LLC

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    Jay USA 10-26-05
    Jay USA 10-26-05
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    "What were they thinking?"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jerry Georgetown, TX, USA 07-07-05
    Jerry Georgetown, TX, USA 07-07-05
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    "If it ain't broke -"

    Why this story needed to be "updated for todays audience" is beyond me. Washington Irving wrote a classic, and his words are sheer poetry. This version is poorly acted (since when is there an Irish accent in Sleepy Hollow- the story always refers to "Dutch settlers." Oh, there could have been an Irishman or two in Tarrytown in the late 1700's - but Mr. Irving does not mention any in his book). The narrator has not even a hint of forboding in her voice - she sounds as if she is reading a happy tale for tiny tots. Nothing scary about this program - except the title - at least that wasn't changed. Maybe it's just me, but this does not do justice to the original story. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Banyule, Australia 03-27-05
    Peter Banyule, Australia 03-27-05 Member Since 2005
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    "A bit of fun"

    This was a fun listen, not real scary but enough to make the kids a little jumpy. Confused dramatisation regarding the accents but otherwise ok. If you need something to occupy kids on a car trip this is ok.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ken Hedgecock Cedar City, UT USA 10-28-04
    Ken Hedgecock Cedar City, UT USA 10-28-04 Listener Since 2004
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    "Pretty good with some flaws"

    This is a pretty good reading of the book that has been dramatized with several actors. At first, they aren't quite sure what accents they want to do: Swedish, German or Irish! Then it pretty much centers on a Dutch/Swedish accent for the rest of the book. The background music is muffled and could really use a cleaning up to make it more distinct. The actors that portray the leads do an excellent job though and make the entire store quite worthwhile. A good listen for Halloween.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline Morgan Hill, CA, USA 03-14-05
    Caroline Morgan Hill, CA, USA 03-14-05
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    "Great Family Fun"

    Everyone in our family enjoyed this production very much. It was a great listen while we were on a long car trip and kept the kids interested and entertained.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Big disappointment"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Being deaf


    What other book might you compare The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to, and why?

    Can't think of one to compare for silliness


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less silly voices


    What character would you cut from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

    None from the original story,all of them from this audio version


    Any additional comments?

    Afte approx,8minutes I couldn't stand any more & I turned it off.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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