The book is a progression of cliffhanger episodes, with different authors picking up from the last one to propel the hilarious plot forward. It is the most fun my family has ever had listening to an audiobook together. The plot, the characters and the way the story progresses are exciting, compelling and downright laugh out loud funny.
Each author brings their distinctive style to the narrative, especially the trademark Lemony Snickett phraseology, and yet the book remains cohesive as a whole.
The narrator, Phil Gigante, does a fantastic job - I really think his are the best voice characterizations I have ever heard on Audible. He manages to distinguish between the two main characters - twins Joe and Nancy - so subtly and yet so distinctly, and the "evil laugh" from the bad guy, Boppo the Clown, is perfectly pitched between creepy and funny.
This is definitely one audio-book we will be listening to again and again.
I agree with Kurt; Iain Banks has been a long time favorite of mine, and i wish to see more of his books, although personally i want to listen to The Alchemist. I have heard that it was his best book.
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