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.
Washington Irving’s classic short horror story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, is still as affecting and creepy as when it was first written. Ichabod Crane, a lugubrious schoolteacher, wishes to marry Katrina Van Tassel, thus securing her father’s fortune. However, it seems that the Headless Horseman, the ghost of a Hessian trooper decapitated during the Revolutionary War, has other plans for him. The story became a Tim Burton film starring Johnny Depp in 1999, and is now a hit television series starring Tom Mison.
"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)
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