©1999 Lemony Snicket; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Audie Award Finalist, Children's Titles for Ages 8+, 2005
Grammy Award Nominee, Best Spoken Word Album for Children, 2005
Book Sense Book of the Year Award Finalist, Children's Literature, 2001
"Tension-producing orchestral music, scene-setting sound effects, and most of all, Tim Curry's chocolate-voiced narration captivate the listener in this multicast production of the Lemony Snicket that started it all.... It's all good fun for listening children and their parents." (AudioFile)
I read the series when I was a kid, and really enjoyed getting to relive it via audiobook. I wasn't a huge fan of the full cast, though. I think I prefer single-performer works. Tim Curry is an excellent narrator, and the story was just as good as I remembered!
Thanks to Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler, Tim Curry and the whole team! The sounds add a lot to the narration and I am glad I came back to the series I. this way as it is very comforting to be read to, although the misadventures of the Baudelaire orphans are anything but comforting.
I remember reading the first few books of this series several years ago but couldn't remember what I thought of them. I think I wanted see how it was going to end but couldn't make it past the first few books.
When I saw this Audible version with Tim Curry narrating on sale I figured I'd get it because everything Tim Curry does is great. I was wrong. His performance as well as the rest if the cast was great but could not redeem this story for me. I read and enjoy a lot of different genres but this book just bothers me with how Count Olaf treats the children. I was especially unhappy with the part where he tries to marry the oldest daughter, Violet, who is only 14. Then he talks about taking her home for their wedding night. Ick! He doesn't go into any detail but it still bothered me. I have read and enjoyed lots of books that made me uncomfortable but the idea of this part of the plot in a book meant for children just doesn't sit well with me.
Loving life on the Snake River!
Absolutely! I love having all of the cast portraying the different characters.
Cant think of anything to compare this to... just a very fun listen that ends too quickly. Of course, you have to be brave enough to listen! LOL!
the marriage scene - Olaf is outsmarted again.
It made me smile...I love this story!
The writing, reading and creativity of this novel is simply spectacular! Definitely will get all 13 audiobooks soon. I just hope that Snicket narrates as well as Tim Curry does.
This audio is good for all ages and a great listen!
I really loved this book! I found it interesting without being confusing! I would NOT recommend reading this at night, You may feel like Count Olff is coming behind you! Mildly scary so Take that in consideration. It's one flaw, so much words to be defined, which is great, but gets a bit boring, then you get used to it s you go on! Overall, it's a great next series after things like Harry Potter, (Please read ) And Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus, (Again, really great books) If you are wondering about more, check out common sense media, but make sure it's the book not movie or tv show which are a bit more intense!
Personal development with American and global history and its' impact or contribution to "Our Peculiar Institute".
What an enjoyable book. A great relief from the usual books I've been reading. And it's short with entertaining narration - so it was a great mind relaxer.
I chose a 5 star rating because I thought the full cast performance was exceptional. The only thing I didn't like was that they didn't do a full cast narrative for the rest of the books! It was a tease for something that would have been great for the series as a whole.
What a great tale, I could not stop listening all the while hoping that something pleasant was going to happen to the three orphans!! A must hear!!
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