Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Narrator: Mike Carbuccia

Format: Audiobook

Length: 1 hr and 28 mins

Genre: Classic, Horror

Date Read: March 10, 2020

2.5 stars
2.5 stars

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a horror classic that takes place in 1790 near the Dutch settlement of Tarrytown, New York. This short story tells the tale of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane. 

To start with, I liked the narrator. Unfortunately, the actual story fell a little short. It was just ok. I was expecting more, especially because I love Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow movie. The story was very heavy on the descriptions of everything and in the end, not very dark. But overall, still an ok story to spend an hour listening to. 

One of my issues with this audiobook, which did not affect the rating, was that it starts by giving you an overview of this legend and discusses the themes of the story. Usually, this would be fine. But it basically gives away the whole story before you actually listened to it. I suggest, if you get this copy of the audiobook, start with the story first, then go back and listen to the discussion parts. But like I said, this didn’t affect my rating. My rating is only for the story and narration. 

*Audiobook provided for free for an honest review by Audiobook Boom.*



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