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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Lu par : Tom Mison
Durée : 1 h et 15 min
3.5 out of 5 stars (4 notations)
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Description

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.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Critiques

"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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  • Global
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  • Sara
  • 31/10/2014

Treasures Of Jolly Autumn

A free fun Halloween listen from Audible of a famous short story about ghosts and the greedy Ichabod. First published in 1820 the story is brought vibrantly to life by this excellent narration. Tom Mison makes this a complete winner. Really well done!

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  • loralou
  • 29/09/2014

Hollow bones

Because I had never read the story before but seen countless sleepy hollow versions I wasn't sure what to expect. Tom mason does an excellent narrative and my stomach was a flutter thinking of the headless horseman. I wish this was a longer book.

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  • Troy
  • 30/09/2014

A New Retelling of an Old Favorite

America's first native fairy tale / ghost story is once again retold, and it's a great way to jumpstart the Halloween season as far as I'm concerned. This version is narrated by Tom Mison, who plays Ichabod Crane on TV's Sleepy Hollow. That version has virtually nothing in common with its source material apart from some names. The classic version has a decidedly much better writer, but I'm biased as this has always been one of my favorites growing up. Mison is an excellent narrator for this, capturing the old world feel of the tale perfectly.

For those new to the story, the thing to remember is that this is an old ghost story, and all that implies. It's all about setting the mood and leaving you with questions. It's not "complete" by modern standards, but by the standards when it was written, it's just about perfect.

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  • Monika
  • 28/09/2014

Enthralling Narration

I was enthralled by the narration by Tom Mison. I felt like I was in a period movie and a gentlemen was gracing me by reading a story. With Halloween approaching it was fun to read the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, although is a lot less scary now that I'm all grown up.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12/09/2014

Fantastic Narration by Tom Mison

Would you consider the audio edition of Free: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to be better than the print version?

I do own both the audio and the print version of this story. When I heard Tom Mison was narrating it, I jumped at the chance to have the fictional Ichabod Crane from TV to read the origin story for me. I thought he really brought the story to life for me.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I like Brom Bones in the original story as he is full of mischief but seems to have a good heart. Brom actually liked Katrina instead of liking the wealth and prestige she could give him as Ichabod did. This is stark contrast to other media portrayals where Ichabod is the hero and Brom is the villain of the piece.

Which character – as performed by Tom Mison – was your favorite?

I liked Tom's voice as Ichabod. It was a stuffier performance than his TV portrayal of another version of his character.

Any additional comments?

Tom Mison was a great narrator. I'd listen to other things he did in the future.

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  • Jessica Jewett
  • 23/09/2014

Magical!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to everyone who enjoys stories written with real atmosphere and beautiful language.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the rich prose and the twist at the end. Sleepy Hollow the town was almost a character in itself. The descriptions make the reader feel like they watch the story unfold in person.

What does Tom Mison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mison sounds like he belongs in the period. While he alters his voice here and there, his presence isn't distracting from the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

Any additional comments?

No.

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  • Teresa
  • 15/10/2014

Original Sleepy Hollow.

I have always like the story for the Headless Horseman. With this book being written quite some time ago it does show the type of writing for the time. Very descriptive and without much dialog, truthfully my least kind of writing. With it being so short it was a nice break from the norm. Narrator has British accent. Thanks Audible for the freebie.

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  • autumn morning
  • 10/09/2014

Great Reading of Sleepy Hollow!

Would you consider the audio edition of Free: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to be better than the print version?

I had looked for an audio version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow online, but hadn't found one that was any good before now.

What about Tom Mison’s performance did you like?

Tom Mison's reading of the book was absolutely brilliant. He has the perfect voice for the piece, and his reading of the tale is quite enjoyable. The fact that he is Ichabod Crane in the television show of the same name makes it all the more fun.

Any additional comments?

A great reading of an American classic--which I totally enjoyed!

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  • IHeartPublishing
  • 09/09/2014

Fantastic!

This is well-loved classic and knows the story, of course, so it's all about the performance, and Tom Mison is perfection. He has a perfect voice for audiobooks, and his acting ability makes his reading soar. Loved it.

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  • Cynthia
  • 01/01/2015

Listen to the Legend

All American children grow up with Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hallow" (1820). It's told and retold; excerpted, condensed and bowdlerized; and made into movies, comic books, cartoons, and even a television series. It's possible to know - or think you know - the story without actually ever reading it.

Not actually reading or listening to "Sleepy Hollow" is like only reading Reader's Digest Condensed Books. You get the general plot - but miss the elegant writing and nuanced foreshadowing.

Irving's stories of Dutch New York stand the test of time. "Sleepy Hollow" and his 1819 "Rip Van Winkle" evoke an agrarian time and place that disappeared nearly two centuries ago. Irving's descriptions of the land make a map in your mind clearer than any Google Street View. As Irving explains, "Local tales and superstitions thrive best in these sheltered, long settled retreats . . ."

Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster, in his thin, scarecrow-like appearance, comes to life, courting the most eligible young lady in the land, the beautiful and wealthy and landed Katrina Von Tassel. And the headless horseman - the dead Hessian soldier who haunts the land? In Irving's hands, he's both ethereal and eerie.

It's a wonderful story and Tom Mison's narration is good, but the rhythm was a bit choppy.

It's definitely worth the time to listen.

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  • Hans
  • 22/09/2015

Nichts gerade weltbewegend

Altbacken daherkommende Vertonung der originalen Sleepy Hollow Legende. Das ganze hatmir persönlich keinen Spaß bereitet.

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  • Susanne Doepke
  • 22/03/2015

Für Fans der Serie Sleepy Hollow ein Leckerbissen

Wer die Serie Sleepy Hollow in der Originalfassung liebt, dem wird auch diese Geschichte gefallen. Tom Misons Stimme und die gestelzte Ausdrucksweise seiner Serienfigur Ichabod Crane passen auch ausgezeichnet zu Washington Irvings Story.

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  • mysticdragon
  • 13/10/2014

Great stuff

Der Sprecher hat einen unglaublich angenehmen britischen Akzent und die Geschichte ist auch wunderbar vorgetragen.

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