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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Audiobook

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the most famous supernatural wild chase in all of literature. One of the best known American short stories, this tale has been produced countless times for television and film. A halloween classic!
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the most famous supernatural wild chase in all of literature. One of the best known American short stories, this tale has been produced countless times for television and film. A halloween classic!

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 06-06-14
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 06-06-14 Member Since 2014

    Rob Thomas

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    "Hard to believe was written almost 200 years ago"

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a such a great short(ish) story. The descriptions of the people, scenery, and life in the Hudson valley were excellent. Then there's that neat and very ambiguous supernatural element in it as well.

    I read this story back in high school eons ago. Loved it then, love it now. It almost feels contemporary despite its age.

    Btw, reading it again made me realise the Disney version of this got the look of Ichabod Crane just right.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Tampa, FL, United States 05-23-12
    Robert Tampa, FL, United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The Good Ones Never Get Old"
    If you could sum up The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, humorous, lively


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

    Like Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow gives an enchanting view into the dynamics of everyday life in colonial times.


    What about Curtis Sisco’s performance did you like?

    Sisco does a splendid job giving distinct voices to each of the characters and does so with attention to the story flow.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Listening to this book brings back happy memories of being read the story as a child. I couldn't help but laugh at the foibles of the character.


    Any additional comments?

    As you can tell from my earlier comments, I am quite enthusiastic about this experience. If you purchase this version, you will be, too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 03-17-16
    Mike 03-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "stiff story teller great book!"

    the story of Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman is not the story for the light-hearted LOL. very colorful and very intricate. the Storyteller was a little stiff. I enjoyed the story overall

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heather United States 10-30-12
    Heather United States 10-30-12
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    "A great story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow the most enjoyable?

    It was short and so I could listen to it with few breaks.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ichabod because he thinks he's got it all figured out on how to get the girl.


    What does Curtis Sisco bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's a good storyteller. His reading is fluid and easy to follow. He pronounces the words well and doesn't make awkward pauses like other narrators sometimes do.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A twist at the end


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good story that is about middle school level. It's not particularly one that I feel my 7 year old could follow, but a story I plan to share with him in the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Mason Elizabethtown, KY USA 05-06-16
    S. Mason Elizabethtown, KY USA 05-06-16 Member Since 2016

    Mother of Five

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    "choppy and difficult to comprehend"
    What disappointed you about The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?

    This might be a wonderful story, but I would not know with this narration. I think the automated reader on my original Kindle would have been easier to comprehend than this.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Swiss Family Robinson


    What didn’t you like about Curtis Sisco’s performance?

    I couldn't follow the story because the narration didn't flow--broken thoughts and ideas.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    natalie 04-24-16
    natalie 04-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "can't expect quality for $1"

    the reading was very monotone and so boring. the story itself is a classic I can't be mad at it but the reader could have done better. you can't really expect quality for under a dollar

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    Amazon Customer 04-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story"

    the reader is dry and boring. he never really changes his voice and dolls on.

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    Alex Pearson 04-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Narration tries to ruin a classic tale"

    Narrator was too dry and monotonous for this story. I'm not sure I could listen to anything else he narrates.

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    rfi123158 03-12-16
    rfi123158 03-12-16 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "excellent"

    what and incredibly great Washington Irving story and well read audio book .... excellent excellent excellent

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    Maurilio 01-23-16
    Maurilio 01-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A bit of a mechanic narration"
    What did you like best about The Legend of Sleepy Hollow? What did you like least?

    It's a nice story and rich in details, but sometimes the narrator went a bit too fast and forgot punctuation and intonation; and that made some parts lack emotion. The narration din't help me, as a listener, feel the eerie atmosphere I imgine this story should have.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Curtis Sisco?

    Yes, I would. But I'd give the sample a good listen before the purchase.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amy Oudot
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    "A classic worth reading"
    If you could sum up The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in three words, what would they be?

    Descriptive, interesting, classic


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ichabod Crane - very well drawn and not designed to be particularly likable.


    What aspect of Curtis Sisco’s performance might you have changed?

    His performance wasn't bad, but I wasn't bowled over. I suppose there wasn't much of a chance for him to "put on voices" as there wasn't much dialogue.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was relatively short, so I listened to it in two sittings (perhaps "walkings" is more fitting) over the course of one day. It was good enough to warrant one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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