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Publisher's Summary

Actress Glenn Close reads Washington Irving's eerie tale of romantic rivalry along the Hudson. The story pits the new schoolmaster Ichabod Crane against the local hero and bully, Brom Bones, for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel. This haunting drama climaxes with the appearance of one of the great, legendary ghosts of all time: the headless horseman. Music by Tim Story amplifies Close's spellbinding reading. This spirited adaptation reflects all the wit, fun, and drama of the early American classic. Ages six and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series, Holiday Classics.

Rabbit Ears stories open a door to the world of great literature. These are timeless and beloved stories that have delighted generations, and continue to offer powerful lessons for today's audiences. Listeners of all ages will explore faraway lands and cultures through folktales. You will walk alongside heroes of long ago legends. And discover master storytellers such as Beatrix Potter, Hans Christian Andersen, and Rudyard Kipling. Great stories. Great family memories. Get the entire Rabbit Ears library!

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Wonderful listen

Glenn Close does an amazing job brining this story to life. This telling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is gripping. I recommend to anyone looking for a well done short listen.

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it's good

the music is REALLY dated. but it's a good, short version of the classic tale

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Abridged

Great performance by Close
Excellent story by Irving
Sadly abridged
Music is fine but would rather have had the full text

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Wonderful!

I loved this version of the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow". It is more true to the original Washington Irving story than most things Hollywood has tried. Glenn Close is exceptionally talented here! This is "a keeper."

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First Time Nostalgia

Only the first time I listened to this, and I was virtually transported to my early days in pre-school during cool October. The teachers would put in a cassette tape of Looking for Dracula “can’t jump over it! Can’t go around it!”. Point is, this version (although disappointingly 27 mins) captures everything warm and mysterious about Halloween. Ooky Spooky synthetic music underscoring Glenn Close’s dynamic brilliance. It’s with a listen

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Great Narration , irritating music.

Glenn Close performs this story as expected, in a very captivating and well-read way. Overall it was very atmospheric, save for the out of place and at times annoying music.

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A Wonderful Classic!

A favorite story and narration for over 28 years! puts a person in the mood for autumn and Halloween!

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Best Classic Ghost Story Ever

Best ghost story ever. It's called a classic for a reason. I love reading it. Every kid should read it. Every year around Halloween.

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classic

I am biased because I used to love watching this on VHS as a kid. But the music is objectively great, eerie and very fitting to the story.