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Sleepy Hollow: Rise Headless and Ride Audiobook

Sleepy Hollow: Rise Headless and Ride: Jason Crane, Book 1

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Book Two SLEEPY HOLLOW: Bridge of Bones is NOW AVAILABLE

JASON CRANE just turned seventeen years old.

He's a STAR WARS fan and a history geek. He doesn't believe in ghosts or the afterlife. He doesn't believe in psychic powers or tarot cards. He doesn't believe in the Headless Horseman.

But Sleepy Hollow will change all that. Because Jason Crane has a heritage to claim. Jason Crane has a Gift to discover. And Jason Crane has an old enemy who will RISE HEADLESS AND RIDE.

©2013 Richard Gleaves (P)2014 Richard Gleaves

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    Freda Warrington, United Kingdom 13/01/2015
    Freda Warrington, United Kingdom 13/01/2015 Member Since 2014

    My name is Freda and I am in my 60's. I was a graphic designer, now retired. My favourite books are supernatural horror (not short stories)

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    "Start of a brilliant series"

    I really enjoyed this book. Eris Micheal Summerer made it come to life. There are parts where I held my breath and urged the hero along. It ended on a kind of cliff hanger making me want the next book right away st see what happens next.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Struth 08/01/2017
    Struth 08/01/2017

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    "Highly recommended to those who love adventure and a bit of a spook"

    Having purchased this audio book via kindle unlimited on Amazon, a decision made as much on price as on the expectation of entertainment I was delighted and surprised to find it immeasurably entertaining, a real (if metaphoric) page turner. I binge-listened to the whole thing on a Saturday and immediately upon finishing it purchased the next book.

    I hope that at one point soon it gets made into a TV series or film, because I'd love to see it on screen and think it would be much more enjoyable than recent forays into the Sleepy Hollow legend.

    Thank you Richard Gleaves.

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  • factsnotwishes
    Houston, Texas
    29/03/14
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    "“I don’t know you, do I?”"
    Any additional comments?

    This was an entertaining ride in audio, an old-fashioned tale of malevolent forces and charming heroes who tackle them. I’m not a consistent consumer of the supernatural/ghost genre, and I don’t know the work of Washington Irving. I gave this book a shot at the recommendation of a friend, and I thoroughly enjoyed it – and I definitely look forward to the next book.

    Characterization is believable amidst the belief-suspending supernatural elements. Moreover, I found myself eager to see what happened to these people along the way and happy and sad at their various outcomes. The excellent writing translates superbly to the read-aloud format. Voices are distinct amongst the characters, the pacing is just right, and there weren’t too many places where my mind wandered off and lost the story. The imagery is crisp – you can see what’s happening – well enough that you know author Richard Gleaves has the big screen in mind for his saga, or, better, an intricately developed tv series. Personal highlights for me, other than the story well told of a budding hero, were the scenes dealing with a conflicted closeted teen, the humor (“No brains … No brains …”, LOL), the Ayn Rand literary references, the character of Eliza, a sly wink and smile personified, the all-too-brief musical interludes, and the hints of mysteries to come (“Usher" family?). There is at least one wonderful philosophical theme running through this tale, an epistemological mystery undergirding the ghostly one: the difficulty of KNOWING the people around you. Getting to know the truth behind people is part of the dark adventure here. And though there are dark things happening in this story, the story itself is not cynical, but bright and joyful. And fun!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Carmilla DeLioncourt
    Nowhere Land
    16/10/14
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    "A fun Halloween read!"

    this book was a lot of fun! I love the original tale and I'm glad this book turned out to be good too. it has to do with the descendants of the characters from the original Sleepy Hollow story. there was certain characteristics of each person that harken back to their ancestors. I liked that. and there was certain scenes that were recreated, too. liked those. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was superb! yes, I will read the next book in this series! it's a fun Halloween read. (the story takes place in October & on Halloween).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    Austin, TX, United States
    21/09/15
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    "Washington Irving would be proud!"

    I went into this book with cautious optimism. After attempting to watch that blasphemous Sleepy Hollow series and suffering through the first installment of the Hollow Trilogy, I know that there’s so many ways a headless horseman story could go wrong. Oh and please don’t get me started on the Tim Burton movie. Who in their right mind would cast Johnny Depp as Ichabod?

    Here’s the thing. If you’re going to retell old Washington Irving’s masterpiece, you better use the spooky setting to your full advantage. Irving and Ray Bradbury mastered the art of intoxicating readers with lyrical descriptions of fall landscapes. Contemporary authors all seem to pale in comparison. That is until I took a chance on Richard Gleaves.
    He is clearly a huge fan of Irving’s work, and it shows in his atmospheric descriptions of Ichabod Crane’s stomping grounds. His prose swept me away to the little hamlet along the Hudson River, where I could hear the soft autumn breeze wafting through the trees, smell the smoke drifting from burnt leaves, and see the moonlight shining upon spooky boneyard. Such fun!

    The genius of the story, is the parallels between the modern day characters and their direct descendants—Brom bones and Ichabod Crane. Our hero Jason Crane may be long and lanky, but he’s much cooler than his social-climbing ancestor. As expected, he falls in love with Kate (the new Katrina), who is unfortunately hooked up with the modern day Brom Bones, a school jock with lots of skeletons in the closet.

    Of all the multi-dimensional characters in this book, I most enjoyed Jason’s newfound bestie—a wannabe Robin Williams who spends most of his waking hours manning the grounds of the local cemetery. This actually comes in handy when Jason finds that his grandmother is being conned into digging up a veritable Pandora’s box that has been entombed in the family crypt for two centuries.

    I’ll save you from the gory details—and I mean that in every sense of the word! But I will say that this is one thrill ride that will get you in the Halloween spirit. Ever since I watched the Disney version of Sleepy Hollow—a masterpiece onto itself—I’ve been obsessed with this story. It was such a treat when Gleaves invoked bits and pieces from Ichabod’s last ride into the climax. I won’t tell you any more, but I will say that fans of the Disney classic will be most amused.

    P.S. The narrator is fantastic!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Andromeda
    US
    11/05/17
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    "Ignore the bad title and listen to this book!"
    If you could sum up Sleepy Hollow: Rise Headless and Ride in three words, what would they be?

    Surprisingly fun listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sometimes you buy a book and debate reading it because you have low expectations and wonder if you made a bad choice. This was one of those books. As I'd scroll through my library, I'd see this and think, "Did I actually buy a book called "Rise Headless and Ride"??" I clicked on it one day, though, and was surprised at how good it was. It wasn't just a good choice - it was a great one.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Jason Crane and his grandmother had a relationship that was entertaining, heartwarming and sweet. I loved every conversation they shared.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Floyd
    Mason, OH, United States
    05/05/17
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    "Outstanding Story and Narration"

    This is one of the best books I've listened to from Audible. The story is compelling and the narration is outstanding! I think this is Eric Summerer's best work as a narrator. And Richard Gleaves does a masterful job of painting vivid images with his words.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Melina Draffen (Beth Kozine)
    Southern IL
    12/04/17
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    "Exciting"

    This book was entertaining from start to finish, my only complaint was that it didn't last as long as I wanted it to!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kindler
    01/10/16
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    "Interesting Start"

    This is an interesting story. A little slow and very few explanations about the special powers (except that they survive supernatural attacks) but still intriguing enough for me to continue the story. Jason is a practical boy who won't believe anything unless he sees it and so he is given vision after clue and so struggles until the end to believe what he sees. A semi-predictable story with enough twists that make it enjoyable, it does though reminded me of a Scooby Doo movie about a man who summons his long dead witch relative from the grave and can't control her afterwards. I don't know which came first but this book is worth a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    24/09/16
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    "I loved this story!!!"

    what a great story for Halloween. can't wait for the next segment. kept me hooked

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin Filasky
    12/09/16
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    "A great story and a great narration!"

    This is a great story that continues the Legend of Sleepy Hollow into modern times. Richard Gleaves spins a great tale mixed with history, mystery, and horror. Eric Summerer does a fantastic job of bringing each character to life. If you're a fan of the original story of Sleepy Hollow then you'll love this and the rest of the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chad E.
    Tampa
    23/07/16
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    "Highly Entertaining Visit to a Beloved Classic"

    This book was in my wishlist for some time before I purchased it and downloaded it. I am sorry I didn't download it sooner, because I was unable to turn it off. If you are a fan of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow you will enjoy this story. The author and narrator take the listener on a thrilling adventure with several twists and turns not all of them are expected either. After finishing it, I eagerly downloaded the two follow up novels and am enjoying them very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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