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Legend of Sleepy Hollow Audio


Free Resource (#606) - July 18th, 2008
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Here's a great short story you can listen to over the weekend. It is written by Washington Irving, one of the first acclaimed American authors. It tells the tale of a Dutch settlement called Sleepy Hollow which is haunted by the legend of a Headless Horseman. This story is read by Chip at LibriVox and his narration if magnificent. It's available on MP3 Download.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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This travelogue of Spain’s Granada and the Alhambra depicts secret chambers, desperate battles, imprisoned princesses, palace ghosts, and fragrant gardens, described in a dreamlike eloquence that will transport listeners to a paradise of their own. Written by Washington Irving and read by veteran narrator Ralph Cosham.

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Joseph Conrad Audio
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Joseph Conrad Audio

Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born author who is widely regarded as one of the greatest English novelists. He is known for the depth of his prose and his depiction of life at sea. Conrad found inspiration for his tales of ocean voyage from his own real-life experience as a sailor in the French merchant navy. He also served in the British navy, traveling around the world from the East Indies to Bombay and Singapore.

It was in the Congo region of Africa, however, where Conrad's most famous story, Heart of Darkness, began to take shape. The short story recounts most of what Conrad saw and felt during his four-month stay in the region. It wasn't until the author reached his 50s, however, that he received recognition and financial reward for his work. This was largely due to the publication of what are now considered his best novels.

If you're new to Conrad's works, consider downloading the Heart of Darkness audiobook. As a short story, it's an excellent introduction to the author's rich prose. Also recommended is Conrad's lesser-known first novel, Almayer's Folly. Another of the author's most famous selections, Lord Jim, is conveniently available on audiobook download.

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