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Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow | [Washington Irving]

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving's two most famous stories are combined here. One tells of Rip Van Winkle, who escaped the dreadful life of a hen-pecked husband by magical means. The other is the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman on their midnight ride.
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Washington Irving's two most famous stories are combined here. One tells of Rip Van Winkle who escaped the dreadful life of a hen-pecked husband by magical means and the other of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman on their midnight ride. Experience the fright of poor Ichabod when assailed by the headless horseman and laugh at poor Rip who spends a lot of time sleeping to try to escape the headache of a nagging and ungrateful wife.

Washington Irving (1783–1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, magazine editor and diplomat.

Born in Manhattan at the end of the American Revolution, he was named for George Washington, whom he met as a child of six. As a teenager, Irving lived further upstate and became familiar with the surroundings that provided the setting for his best known works, "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

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    Felix Truett TEXAS 07-27-14
    Felix Truett TEXAS 07-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "UNSAT"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I enjoy the classics but the down load didn't work. I was able to get a good download for Sleepy Hollow but Rip Van Winkle didn't download properly. I called to report the issue but they said it was fine. I still haven't gotten to hear it. I would like to still hear it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Washington Irving again?

    Yes


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bobbie Frohman’s performances?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ulrike Johnston, IA, USA 10-08-13
    Ulrike Johnston, IA, USA 10-08-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Only Sleepy Hollow, no Rip Van Winkle"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The only thing wrong with this audiobook is that it's not Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Rip Van Winkle is totally missing. If it had been both stories, it would have been at least 4 stars.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator reads it quite well. I think a male narrator would have fit a little better, but Bobbie Frohman wasn't bad by any stretch, and the female voice probably helps to keep the narration feeling lighter for a child audience (more like "grandma" telling a story). The story is Washington Irving's classic Sleepy Hollow, and I think most kids will find it easier to understand and enjoy as an audiobook than in print, as the vocabulary is a bit antiquated and quite advanced. I really just wish it had included Rip Van Winkle as it said.


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    Russell B Chancellor Albany, GA United States 09-03-13
    Russell B Chancellor Albany, GA United States 09-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "This audio book will not play"
    Would you try another book from Washington Irving and/or Bobbie Frohman?

    Was looking forward to this story, but it did not play.A waste of time and money.


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