I, as an adult, found it interesting. My seven year old son found the bad things that happen to the children disturbing. He especially had problems with the baby being bound and gaged and hung out a window. I am told in book #2 the same baby is threatend with having her toe cut off? An age recommendation would be nice.
Should have a Wes Anderson cell to it but this is too almost, English, Oliver Twist toned.
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
I really love this story; however, there was far, far too much background noise and voices that were supposed to enhance the experience. It had just the opposite effect and was very distracting.
I'm a librarian, knitter, crochetter... I love audiobooks because I can knit and "read" at the same time.
but it is unfortunate that the other books are not available in this format.
I wish they would...
I really love this series!!!
It is very morbid, but is very funny at the same time.
The quality of the recording is excellent, second to none. I can't see me downloading any more though, as I really didn't like the book. If anyone hasn't come accross it, (as I hadn't), this is a VERY depressing tome. Snicket cleverly paints a beautiful picture of childhood idyl, and then smashes it into a million pieces in one sentence, genuinely shocking the reader. Following on from that, things go from bad to worse for the primary characters, and I found myself feeling very down after listening to it. I shan't say any more as I don't want to give away the ending but be aware this is not a happy ending read.
Just yuck, the book, and all the events in it totally creeped me out. However my 11 year old son loves these books
Tim Curry is spectacular, I didn't love the full cast method in this instance, I think it would have been better with just Tim. Count Olaf actually had a very nice soothing voice, which I thought was miscast, I would have preferred for him to sound much more treacherous!
If you wanna know what happens to these poor kids...
I know this is an incredibly popular book series, I just don't understand why... I love listening to children's books with my 9 & 11 year old, but I can't think of one moment I enjoyed in this book. Disgusted by the evil adults in it, and frustrated by the others that refuse to listen to the children.
I work at a glass blower supply company and love to listen to audio-books while performing my job. I am learning so much!
How could you not love the wonderful voice of Tim Curry along with a full cast and soundscapes to complete the visual. A wonderful audible experience!
I did enjoy the book, and I loved how sound effects and music were added to make you feel like you're placed right into the story. Having the full cast portray the characters was a smart idea too. However, some people may feel turned off by what the children in the story were going through.