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

Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Now adapted for a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton, the story of the Headless Horseman is a classic of American folklore. It is paired here with the myth of Rip Van Winkle who wanders into the Catskill Mountains for his legendary snooze.
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Audible Editor Reviews

"Rip Van Winkle" is one of Washington Irving's most iconic scary stories. Rip falls asleep after drinking too much and awakens 20 years into the future with a rusty gun, a dead wife, and a now-adult daughter. What's more, looks like Rip has missed the entire American Civil War. George Guidall is an incredibly talented audio performer. He brings this famous and traditional American ghost story to life. Guidall plays with his intonation, utilizing both high and low registers to make this audio version even more captivating than the original. In particular, Guidall endows elderly Rip with a spot-on croaky and bewildered voice. This audiobook is a great Halloween-time listen.

Publisher's Summary

These 2 stories from the pen of one of America's earliest and most popular writers draw upon the myths and legends of local and European folklore to create memorable, richly American tales and characters. In the title story, Rip Van Winkle wanders into the Catskill Mountains before the Revolutionary War. When he helps a dwarf carry a heavy keg to a ninepins game, it seems natural to drink the strange, small men's brew - but he hasn't the head for it, and wakes up 20 years later! In "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," the gawky schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, and his rival Brom Bones, both court beautiful Katrina Van Tassel - until a Headless Horseman makes a ghostly ride.

(P)1993 by Recorded Books, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Irving belongs to the number of writers who can be read by all who admire a combination of elegance, sentiment, and wit." (American Literature and Culture)

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    Mark Huntington Beach, CA, United States 04-21-08
    Mark Huntington Beach, CA, United States 04-21-08 Member Since 2006
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    This title was supposed to include the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. But it only contains Rip Van Winkle.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Evelyn Alabama, United States 10-30-13
    Evelyn Alabama, United States 10-30-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Both stories are now included!"

    These short stories are excellent, and the narrator is one of the BEST! There had been an issue of only Rip Van Winkle being included but this has now been corrected. The length of this audiobook at the time I purchased it had been listed as 48 minutes but now it is two hours and 14 minutes long. If you purchased this prior to this correction, you just need to download it again as I did and you will gain access to both stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    B. Hayes Nashville, TN 02-25-13
    B. Hayes Nashville, TN 02-25-13

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    "Sleepy Hollow Story Missing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I needed both stories. The title says Sleepy Hollow is included, but it is not. Have we done something wrong in the download?


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