The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • by Washington Irving
  • Narrated by Tom Mison
  • 1 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tom 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 during the Revolutionary War.


What the Critics Say

"Tom Mison's voice is delicious. His precise British diction allows listeners to savor Irving's sumptuous descriptions and sly humor. There are many pleasures to be found in Mison's rendition of the brief classic story, though a few instances of Irving's casual racism grate on modern ears. Listen for yourself and discover why it has so captured our collective imagination. (Mison himself stars in Sleepy Hollow, the current TV incarnation.) Whether you're familiar with the original story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman or not, Mison's reading is a gratifying way to experience it." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Absolutely loved it!! Irving def a Master writer!

Irvings' tale of Sleepy Hollow was written with such poetic prowess and grandeur!

Every decisive word had such a tummbling, descriptive, rhythm throughout without a stutter. The story was so cleverly written, inventive, curious, darkly humorous with an element of surprise and of course suspense!!

I thoroughly enjoyed Tom Misons' narration. Really nice to listen to and his tone and character portrayal was spot on!
Would listen to it again! :))
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- Amazon Customer

Brilliant little story

I Loved it. Tom Mison has a lovely voice and should narrate more audio books.
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- Skye

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios