This is the classic by American author Washington Irving. It is a story often read by school children for an English assignment, but is entertaining enough to be read/listened to for enjoyment. The story has been adapted in numerous variation in television and film, making it an enduring classic which is sure to be read/listened to for decades to come.
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Mr. Ward has performed an oustanding rendition of a timeless classic. I listened while I was at work during night shift, and - even though I was in a fully lighted building - I could still feel a cold shiver as he described the Hessian horseman and his ghostly antics. An excellent story read by and marvelous performer!
The voice of the narrator. The journey the voice takes you on. I enjoy listening to books while I drive.
I enjoy listen all in one sitting.
Thoroughly enjoyable adaptation.
The way Washington Irving captured the time period and his descriptive portrayal of the characters and their surroundings.
W.B. Ward has a great knack of drawing the listener into the story and making you feel as if you're right there!
It has been quite awhile since I've read this story or seen one of the many adaptations on film. W.B. Ward is an excellent narrator which made it fun to listen to this version.
This is the classic tale that has inspired numerous movies, TV shows, and stories. The narrator does an outstanding job capturing the comedy and terror of the story. Using voice inflection that acts like a frame drawing you into the story itself. This is well worth a listen, you will not be disappointed!
I've heard the story of Sleepy Hollow (sometimes called The Headless Horseman) since I was a child. From seeing it as the Disney cartoon to required reading in school. Hearing WB Ward's rendition of it takes the story to a whole new level that Washington Irving would be proud of. What makes this telling was the telling of what the little village of Sleepy Hollow was like and just how superstitious the people were after the civil war. Ward's voice inflections not only added humor in the right places (which made me chuckle) to the creepiness for a person who had to ride off into a foggy night by himself. I can see how people got so superstitious back then.
I would compare this story to the Pit and the Pendulum. Even though both were read by Mr. Ward and one book was about a murdering madman. The inflections of Mr. Ward added the added creepiness you don't get from reading. It's like sitting around a campfire listening to ghost stories,
The scene where Ichabod Crane was being chased by the Headless Horseman. It was so funny in parts (where Gunpowder ran into the fence sideways and ran into the briars). Also, the description of the Headless Horseman himself as he chased Ichabod. WB Ward's inflections made this suspenseful and creepy!
When Ichabod didn't get Katrina but the bully did instead. I felt sorry for him.
As my first time hearing this story I have to honestly say it was great! I listened to it in my room and in the dark. It was so well narrated that with my eyes closed I could see every bit of this awesome story come to life in my mind. W.B. Ward did and excellent job.
I have always loved The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and would highly recommend this book to all of my friends. I read the book years ago and enjoyed it. I don't get much time to read these days so books on audio are the closest I can come.
Ichabod is without a doubt my favorite character. I always love the main character because you can get to know them much more with the way the story follows him
This Reader puts a lot of emotion and personality into the reading of this book and makes it hard to turn off.
The eye or the ear - both are gates to the heart.
I'm glad to be able to listen to an old story now and again. I can vision images now just as I did when I was a child and first introduced to the story. A classic, indeed.
W.B. Ward loves literature, and performs each work with enthusiasm and excitement. He adds depth to characters by reading in emotion. Never boring.
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