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by Washington Irving | Read by 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. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine