Selected Classics of Washington Irving


Read by Greg Giordano

(4.6 stars; 8 reviews)

Washington Irving is one of early America's most treasured writers. He is best known for his wit and satirical voice. Irving had the extraordinary ability to paint a picture in words on the canvas of the printed page. Irving spent time in England where he wrote some of his best work. This collection includes two of his most famous works: "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." In these two classics, set in New York, Irving brings the legends and daily goings on of the early settlers to life in vivid color and detail. Additionally, two of Irving's essays about England, both rural and metropolitan, round out his Trans-Atlantic descriptions of life in a byegone era. ( Greg Giordano) (3 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Rip Van Winkle, Part 1 26:40 Read by Greg Giordano
Rip Van Winkle, Part 2 28:14 Read by Greg Giordano
Rural Life in England 20:33 Read by Greg Giordano
The Boar's Head Tavern, Eastcheap 31:17 Read by Greg Giordano
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Part 1 28:15 Read by Greg Giordano
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Part 2 25:12 Read by Greg Giordano
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Part 3 36:01 Read by Greg Giordano

Reviews

Liked the book...love the reading😊

(4.5 stars)

Washington Irving can take a short line & draw it out to sound like a chapter long. However, the storyline is not as tedious, he almost always creates such a scene in his quiet dutch country setting that if you close your eyes (& this can only be done while the story is being read to you) that the very feeling, that sleepy peace filled feeling of being in the country seems to surround you in an ever present way. Looking forward to many x many more hearings in the future. Btw, 1/2 star off for the audio dropping out every 10-15mins. I understand that Librivox has only a skeleton team to look after this, but it's a problem that's a common complaint from many fans & it should be addressed to quickly.

good audio quality

(5 stars)

After the narrator is done with the intro, his reading voice reading voice is really a very nice match for the subject matter.