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. Today, we have two wonderful AUDIO versions of the story for you!
First, here’s a great old time radio dramatization of Washington Irving’s classic early American story of Ichabod Crane and the headless you know who. Oooo! Great fun! (28 minutes)
Legend of Sleepy Hollow Click the link to play online, or to download, RIGHT CLICK and “save as” to your computer!
Next, here’s a link to the unabridged audiobook version of Washington Irving’s story. (It’s only 1.5 hours in length, and the reader is great!) If you like the above dramatization, be sure to have your kids listen to this excellent reading of the original!