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    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Tom Mison
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tim Mison, star of the hit Fox series Sleepy Hollow, narrates the classic Washington Irving short story. In the secluded Dutch territory of Sleepy Hollow, nebbish schoolmaster Ichabod Crane competes with the town hero for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, the 18-year-old daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party at the Van Tassel's farm one autumn evening, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, an apparition said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper snuffed out by a stray cannonball.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First time hearing it...

    • By Denise S on 06-03-15

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is the most famous supernatural wild chase in all of literature. One of the best-known American short stories, this tale has been produced countless times for television and film. A Halloween classic!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Boring!!

    • By Kelloggs on 04-02-17

    Regular price: £0.69

    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    The story is set circa 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (based on Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky, and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer, Baltus Van Tassel. As Crane leaves a party he attended at the Van Tassel home on an autumn night, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cool narration of this classic

    • By B. Ennis on 29-08-13

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Tales of the Alhambra

    • A Series of Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards
    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Written in 1831, Irving's dreamlike description of the Alhambra, the beautiful Moorish castle that defined the height of Moorish civilization, and the surrounding territory of Granada remains one of the best guidebooks to the region and one of the most entertaining travelogues ever written.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Abridged
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    "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled "The Sketch Book" of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Tales of the Alhambra

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the most entertaining travelogues ever written, Washington Irving's Tales of the Alhambra is a heady mix of fact, myth, and depictions of secret chambers, desperate battles, imprisoned princesses, palace ghosts, and fragrant gardens, described in a wistful and dreamlike eloquence.

    Regular price: £24.39

    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Curtis Sisco
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the most famous supernatural wild chase in all of literature. One of the best known American short stories, this tale has been produced countless times for television and film. A halloween classic!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic worth reading

    • By Amy Oudot on 06-08-14

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The Devil and Tom Walker

    • And Hurst of Hurstcote, by E. Nesbit
    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Washington Irving paints an effulgent portrait of the New England countryside as Tom Walker walks with the Devil. Would you dare to bargain with the Devil for your soul? This audiobook also includes "Hurst of Hurstcote", by E. Nesbit. Here, a young man is so stricken by the passing of his wife that his sanity begins to stray. And, as madness spreads its paralyzing influence over him, he unearths a shocking conclusion.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Washington Irving: The Classic Short Stories Collections

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Abridged
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    Washington Irving is, arguably, one of America's greatest writers. He spent many years in Europe and kept records of his observations, which formed the basis of such classics as "Old Christmas," "Bracebridge Hall" and "Tales of a Traveler." This volume is the latest entry in a series of collected essays written during these early years. The fragility of the heart forms the basis of many of these short stories. Irving handles the issues of love, heartbreak and death in a caring and compassionate way.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Here is the complete and unabridged tale of Ichabod Crane and his ill-fated visit to Sleepy Hollow. Half of the charm of the tale is Irving's beautiful prose, as he describes the glorious New England countryside. But of course there are chills galore when the Headless Horseman appears.

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Short Stories for Children

    • By: Washington Irving, Joseph Jacobs, Kenneth Graham
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The perfect introduction to storytelling and a wonderful accompaniment to bedtime. This collection includes well-loved tales such as 'Rip Van Winkle” by Washington Irving, “Henny Penny” by Joseph Jacobs, and “The Reluctant Dragon” by Kenneth Graham which are sure to charm children of all ages.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Selected American Short Stories

    • By: Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: John MacDonald, Grover Gardner, Christopher Hurt, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Selections include "The Robber Bridegroom" by Washington Irving, "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark Twain, "Chickamauga" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Mission of Jane" by Edith Wharton, and "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • A Washington Irving Collection of Short Stories

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Michael Ward
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A volume of selected stories from Washington Irving's The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Praised by Walter Scott and Lord Byron for its prose, this collection consists of his most famous works, "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", as well as the praised short stories "The Broken Heart" and "The Widow and her Son". 

    Regular price: £6.39

    • Twelve Stories of Christmas

    • By: J. S. Redfield, L. M. Montgomery, Richmal Crompton, and others
    • Narrated by: Michelle Marie Jeanmard, Denis Daly, Linda Barrans, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Listeners are invited to sit back and enjoy this collection of classic Yuletide tales....

    Regular price: £13.39

    • Rip Van Winkle [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Rip Van Winkle lived in a quiet colonial town, and had a habit of attending to everyone else's chores. Henpecked and poor, he goes squirrel hunting in the woods one day, only to exit twenty years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable

    • By S. Lacey on 22-03-17

    Regular price: £2.09

    • Rip Van Winkle

    • By: Washington Irving, Rick Meyerowitz - adaptor
    • Narrated by: Anjelica Huston
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anjelica Huston narrates this haunting early American tale from Washington Irving following the likable but lazy Rip Van Winkle into the mysterious Catskill Mountains. There he meets a band of odd fellows playing a game of ninepins. After sharing a flagon of strange brew, Rip falls into a deep sleep for 20 years. When he wakes up, he finds that his home is a very different place indeed. This story is a wonderful reminder about making the most of your life.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • A Radio Dramatization
    • By: Washington Irving, Jerry Robbins (dramatization)
    • Narrated by: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ichabod Crane, a lanky, lean, superstitious school master, arrives to teach the children of Sleepy Hollow. As he vies for the attention of the lovely Katrina Van Tassel, his rival for her attention is the town rowdy, Brom Bones. Brom tries to scare Ichabod away with local superstitions and ghost tales. And soon enough the ill-fated schoolmaster encounters a terrifying legend come to life: the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Rip Van Winkle

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Curtis Sisco
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A man who sleeps for 20 years in the Catskill Mountains wakes to a much-changed world. This is an American classic!

    Regular price: £1.39

    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ichabod Crane, a lanky and superstitious man and school teacher from the North, is vying for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel who happens to have another suitor named Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt. Crane has ill intentions in winning the hand of Katrina and Brom decides to try to spook the school teacher out of Sleepy Hollow through a series of pranks.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

    • By: Washington Irving
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1820-21), Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions. In two sketches, he experiments with tales transplanted from Europe, thereby creating the first classic American short stories: "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

    Regular price: £24.19

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