The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Version 2)

Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.5 stars; 1187 reviews)

"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 43:25 Read by Bob Neufeld
Part 2 38:25 Read by Bob Neufeld


Loved It

(5 stars)

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


(5 stars)

I loved the reader; he brought life to the words as he read. Such a lovely piece of work and read by and exceptional reader

Great reading!

(5 stars)

Loved this reader! He brought the story to life.

(5 stars)

Bob N. is by far the best to listen to.


(4 stars)

I loved the narrator, the story is pretty interesting

Wonderful reading!

(5 stars)

A beautiful reading of an absolute classic!

Good narrator, but average short story

(2.5 stars)

A very short story that is only just over one hour long. Having previously watched the movie, I thought there would be much more substance to it. The narrator does a very good job to be fair and so there is no problem there. But, the story is sadly lacking. Spoiler alert: Essentially a headless horseman turns up and kills a love rival Of a local dignitary and some suspect foul play. The end! Not sure why all books on this platform seem to get five stars, even though very good ones are few and far between. Perhaps I am just hard to please. Can’t really recommend this one, sorry.


(4 stars)

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.