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"Rip Van Winkle" is a short story by the American author Washington Irving. It follows a Dutch American villager in colonial America named Rip Van Winkle who falls asleep in the Catskill Mountains and wakes up 20 years later, having missed the American Revolution.

Public Domain (P)2018 Bassett Publishing

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Both wonderful and horrible at the same time...

I had been looking for this story for quite a while (as it was recommended to me at some point) and I have to say I found it both very good and entertaining and horrible at the same time.

The story is fun to listen to and I especially liked the voice of Brad Morrison and the fescription of the scenery of the catskill mountains.

At the same time I felt really sorry for poor Rip Van Winkle when he comes back home after his visit to the mountains and finds his village changed so much. All of a sudden everything is very different.

I reckon this is how elderly people must feel sometimes. To me the story is like a fairy tale to some extent. In the end, Rip is back in his village and he is completely free. But sometimes freedom is hard to face.

Altogether a great story. Recommended :-)

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.