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.
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"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)
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! :))
"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!
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.
It is short and too the point. I do think that the narrator could have helped make the character a little more different but overall this was a good telling of the story.
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.
"Fantastic Narration by Tom Mison"
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.
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.
I liked Tom's voice as Ichabod. It was a stuffier performance than his TV portrayal of another version of his character.
Tom Mison was a great narrator. I'd listen to other things he did in the future.
The main reason to read this is for the American History. This gives a good look at what life was like for Teachers in early America. The horror itself is not so much, more of a fun prank that scared our main character.
"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.
I would absolutely recommend this audiobook to everyone who enjoys stories written with real atmosphere and beautiful language.
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.
Mison sounds like he belongs in the period. While he alters his voice here and there, his presence isn't distracting from the story.
I don't know If this book. Is spooky because I listened to it at night but hmm lol
"Great Reading of Sleepy Hollow!"
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.
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.
A great reading of an American classic--which I totally enjoyed!
The familiar story, smart and a little tongue in cheek read in the beautiful tones of Tom Mison. My only wish is that it could be a little longer!
"First time hearing it..."
...all the way through. Great story written with so much colorful detail. Tom Mison's voice is perfect and the story was read with just the right amount of drama.
"Enjoyable short story - especially as free !"
I thought Tom Mison did an excellent job with this - I really enjoyed his style and the life he brought to the story.
The story itself was also very good. I just wish there had been more of it !
"A Great Classic Story"
The story is pleasant and easy to listen too
Tom Mison is a brilliant reader, making the story come to life as you listen
It's totally worth it :)
Narrator was brilliant and read very good. Drawing you into the story
I think it should be read by all
"I was pleased"
it was nothing like the film at all
I really got the feel of what life was like in the old colonies, really lovely christmas treat
"Why complain about a freebie?"
Thank you to Audible for giving us this free of charge. I love Tom Mison's reading, lovely voice, well done. The story is short and concise, starts off as a murky, mysterious ghost story and transpires into something very humdrum which will make you laugh. Felt a bit spooked at some points, then by the end, found I didn't need to check under the bed. The perfect tale really!
Really enjoyed listening to Tom Mison's voice reading this! Have always liked this tale!
"A fun read for Halloween"
Read this for the first time tonight. A fun and quick read for Halloween night.
"Left wanting more..."
Its a great story of course and really, really creepy. You can make up your own mind about quite a bit which we don't often get the chance to do these days and although that's nice... I wanted more!
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