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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Version 2)

Gelesen von Bob Neufeld

(4,49 Sterne; 1267 Bewertungen)

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, England, and first published in 1820. It was based on a German folktale set in the Dutch culture of Post-Revolutionary War in New York State. With Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", it is among the earliest examples of American fiction still read today. (Summary by Wikipedia) (1 hr 21 min)


Part 1


Read by Bob Neufeld

Part 2


Read by Bob Neufeld


Loved It

(5 Sterne)

I loved hearing the original story for the first time. The reader was excellent and reminded me of Patrick Stewart.


(4 Sterne)

The first time I have heard or listened to this story. Better late than never! Although the plot is a bit thin, it is more than made up for by the richness of the setting and the exuberance of the language. Great narration, too! "Trigger warning" for those who insist on judging other times, places and cultures by the parochial standards of their own--this is an early 19th century story.

Good story and reader

(4 Sterne)

Great short story, interesting to hear the real telling with so many versions these days. Good reader, very clear and even. Has a bit of a funny drawl to his voice, but it kind of adds to the story

i was really enjoying this when ..

(2 Sterne)

thank libravox not letting me finish part 2. halfway through I got this review prompt and I still can't finish the story. however the reader is excellent!

Delightful! Perfect Autumn tale

(5 Sterne)

The narrator lent a homey and cozy air to this story, one which I always supposed was more creepy than clever. How wrong I was! Fun!

A delight to the imagination

(5 Sterne)

The narrator could not be more perfect for this fantastic tale! Rich in detail, building in intensity, and funny throughout the story. loved it!


(5 Sterne)

It had been many, many years since I had read this classic tale. What beautiful language Washington Irving used; I kept replaying various sections because of their beauty.

A classic tale

(4 Sterne)

Halloween is always a good time to revisit this fun and only mildly scary Washington Irving story, which gets a solid treatment by the narrator.