©1999 Lemony Snicket; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
What doesn't kill me ... Gives me XP.
wonderfully read, awesome writing, but the background noise was unnecessary, mildly irritating, and at times made the reading hard to hear. A great performance but is go with the normal audiobook version if I had to choose again.
I just learned how to read, so I figured I'd just listen.
everything was great, except the sound effects often drowned out the reader. the effects were much louder than the story.
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.
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.
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