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Publisher's Summary

Rip Van Winkle lived in a quiet colonial town, and had a habit of attending to everyone else's chores. Henpecked and poor, he goes squirrel hunting in the woods one day, only to exit twenty years later.

Public Domain (P)2010 B.J. Harrison

What listeners say about Rip Van Winkle [Classic Tales Edition]

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Well Read

Nice to hear the original story. I watched the Wishbone episode on PBS years prior but had never read it's origin. I wish they could somehow bring Wishbone back.

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Wonderful Classic

The narration was enjoyable and you can't beet a classic Washington Irving story. The cost was inexpensive. Quick listen of an american classic.

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Timeless Classic!

This Washington Irving American folktale is an early example of using "time travel" as a metaphor to describe our ever changing history!Most readers will be impressed by the fantastic account of a man's encounter with strange little people in the Catskill mountains.More astute readers will recognize that the author's true intent is to illustrate the 13 original colonies prior to and after the American revolution. It has been shown that most people are able to recount history if it's presented as a narrative .Jesus in the New Testament used parables or stories to preach his Gospel because masses were illiterate! I encourage readers of all ages to introduce themselves to Washington Irving's body of work!

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Worth it!

I'd heard the name but never the story, now I've heard both. This id a wonderfully written short story with beautiful language that you dont often hear these days. Well narated, an easy listen!

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Delightful

I have been meaning to revisit this wonderful story from my childhood ever since I visited Sleepy Hollow, and then I discovered to my surprise that I had Dutch ancestors in the Hudson River Valley. Having the tale read to me in such a perfect voice really was enjoyable.

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A wonderful story re told

Narrator was lively and entertaining. A great retelling of an old story. I enjoyed listening to the narrator.

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Sleep well

Good bedtime story for young and old. Good book also about American Revolution. Rip saw his future bright.

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Rest in Peace.

Don't drink with strangers or you might have a really bad case of missing time.

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Good short story

I really enjoy Washington Irving's writing. It's rich in detail and recalls a time that seems so much simpler.

B.J. Harrison is an excellent narrator for these kinds of stories. And he seems to enjoy his work, which makes listening to it that much nicer.

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classic story rarely heard.

I purchased this classic tale along with the narration.
I had always known of a long sleep by Vanwinkle. But had never known the complete story.
knowing now it is indeed a classic interwoven with the birth of our nation.
you might like it as well.

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  • Mark Kosack
  • 04-04-21

A Perfect Listen

A great voice to listen to telling a great story. Love it. Have played over several times.

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  • 03-22-17

enjoyable

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I enjoyed this short listen and I love BJ Harrison's narration. He has a great narrating voice.