This book really falls apart in the 3rd act. Between some adults who are ignorant beyond belief and a resolution I'm almost certain wouldn't actually hold up legally I feel really unsatisfied having revisited this book. I should have let my memory remain unspoiled.
I definitely #recommend this Audible version! Tim Curry's narration is beyond perfect for this tale of woe! I would take the Baudelaire children home with me in a hot second if I could and the weaselly Count Olaf is a truly despicable villain!
I love the story, but the recording is honestly awful. The narrators voice is great, but all the added sound affects and noises ruined it. There was a straight 2 minutes of ear splitting crying! The background noises were as loud as the narrator so it would be hard to hear him.
With all the different voices and voices playing in the background (sunny crying) it was very distracting. And as for the book having to say things like "garlic, which is a bulbous plant" gets kind of annoying. Like if I didn't know what garlic was I sure wouldn't know what bulbous meant. But the actual story is good.