The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Read by Chip

(4.6 stars; 255 reviews)

The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America’s colonial period. The solitude of the woods was breathtaking, and not even a schoolmaster was immune from the eerie miasma which everyone knew permeated the dense forest. Written in 1820, Washington Irving’s The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow has become a classic of American literature, and has been retold in many different ways. Here is the original, from Irving’s own hand. (Summary by Chip) (1 hr 23 min)


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1:23:23 Read by Chip



(5 stars)

I have listened to hours of recorded books, many of them librivox recordings and this is one of the very best I have heard. Well read and great emotion made it very easy to listen to. Absolutely wonderful!

A brilliant reading of an American classic

(5 stars)

Wonderfully read and well worth the listen. The story's description, as provided by the author, is a bit off the mark. The story takes place on the eastern shore of the river in the lower Hudson Vally, in present day Tarrytown, a long way south of the Adirondack's (and the more nearby Catskill mountains).

Halloween tradition

(5 stars)

the story is wonderfully written but the best part is its read by chip of Tampa Florida. he really takes the book to another level. I love listening to it around Halloween!! I wish I could get a tape recording to have for my own

Well read, good sound quality

(5 stars)

Mr. Chip did a wonderful job narrating the story. Engaging enough for me to pay attention to the story but not too distracting that I was still able to do menial tasks (even read another book). I like listening to stories as I go about my day and I'm happy to cross off another book in my endless to-read list.

Beautiful and Nostalgic

(5 stars)

I loved this story since I was little, and Chip did a wonderful job bringing the tale to life. I actually stopped what I was doing to solely listen towards the end - it's that enthralling. Thank you Mr. Chip for your time and effort, and thank you Librivox for making this story available.


(5 stars)

A divine job. I cried at the end. It’s a tradition with me to listen to this every October, so I’ve heard a couple of first-rate narrators and “Chip from Tampa” holds his own. A great gift to the public.

Great story, even better narration.

(5 stars)

I have listened to several versions of this story. I have heard several different narrations different tempos different accents but the way Chip reads the story he really brings it alive.

I listen over & over!

(5 stars)

The story itself is great, but I absolutely LOVE Chip's reading. His tone, inflection, tenor, everything is perfect. Every fall especially, I love listening to this recording.