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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Audiobook

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Mike 03-17-16
    Mike 03-17-16
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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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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 06-06-14
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 06-06-14 Member Since 2016

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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 7 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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    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 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nora 10-29-16
    Nora 10-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "No tone"

    The narrator on this one seems more interested in talking fast than having any kind of tone or emotion. I mean it's inexpensive and told the story, but I was disappointed.

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    Jose Vargas 10-12-16
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    "A Classic Tale"

    A classic American horror story that has stood the test of time; this tale is as refreshing today as it has been for almost 2 centuries.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marmee Sunshine 09-26-16 Member Since 2016

    Hi! I love books, but I'm always busy. So thankful for audiobooks! Now I can listen to my books wherever I go!

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    "Must-listen!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I absolutely love this story! It has been a favorite for a long, long time. The only con is that Curtis Sisco's reading can actually make me sleepy! Amazing book and great reading.


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    James 09-05-16
    James 09-05-16
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    "Good Story"

    A perfectly enjoyable quick read with competent narration. There are worse ways to spend a couple of hours and a couple of bucks.

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    adam 08-06-16
    adam 08-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wordy yet understandable"

    obviously due to the age of the story alot od the vocabulary used in the telling of this classic tale have since been retired for a lack of a better word. however the tale of sleepyhallow is so well known though media such as tv, movies, radio, and other means that the tale was easy to follow. i think the surprising thing about hearing the reading of this book was the fact that the headless horseman was not such a prominent character that these media outlets make him out to be. since he really didnt play a part till the climax made him a bit erier. i enjoyed the tale and found it to be a great distraction from the trilogy i was working on during the time i listened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mickeal Ades 08-03-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Silly"

    This story remind me of an eloquent Scooby-Doo episode. It is hard to reconcile this evaluation of a virile versus a learned Suitor with the ghost story of my childhood.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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