©1999 Lemony Snicket; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
My boys (7 & 8), as well as my wife and myself, were all thoroughly engaged with this Lemony Snicket tale as we were making a long road trip south for vacation.
Tim Curry is excellent in his reading. His voice captures the pure essence of Lemony Snicket's work. The addition of background music and the use of other voice actors really add another layer to the audiobook experience and help listeners really visualize the world.
This is truly an immersive audiobook. There are several excellent narrators and background soundtrack that contributes to making this one of the best audible experiences I have had.
I listened to this with my wife and 10 and 12 year old daughters on a car trip headed to the ski mountain. They wouldn't let me pause it and were eager to start it back up again the moment we got back in the car for the trip home. At about 2 and a half hours, the length was perfect as an introduction to audio books for them. The story itself is humorous and unpredictable, if not a bit creepy, but overall very entertaining.
I am a working mom who loves to squeeze in listening to books while walking, doing chores or commuting.
Fun, light read.
The heroine, Violet, is certainly a hero to root for! I think children would enjoy this audio.
The drama and music were so professionally done and I doubt that I would have enjoyed a flat performance with one narrator.
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