Unless you are a slug, a sea anemone, or mildew, you probably prefer not to be damp. You might also prefer not to listen to this audiobook, in which the Baudelaire siblings descend into the depths of despair, underwater. The horrors they encounter are too numerous to list, and include mushrooms, a mechanical monster, a distressing message from a lost friend, and tap dancing.
As a dedicated author who has pledged to keep recording the depressing story of the Baudelaires, I must continue to delve deep into the cavernous depths of the orphans' lives. You, on the other hand, may delve into some happier audiobook in order to keep your ears and your spirits from being dampened.
With all due respect,
©2004 Lemony Snicket; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
The narrator makes it easy to understand the story. The different voices suit the characters. Tim Curry is the best! The story itself was not award-winning, half of it was a bit boring. Though the end made me want to binge-hear (if that's a thing) the next book! This book does contain some details that would be useful to know for when...well, whenever the narrator wants to bring the subject up again and tie that information to an eye-opening twist. I wouldn't really recommend this book, but for those ASOUE fans, it's part of the series, and you should read it.
I have always loved Tim Currys voice so its a win win
The whole book was amazing
didnt have one
All the events book make you think.
Each book in this series is a brilliantly told tale, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this performance along with my little boy. Lemony Snicket's characteristic style of weaving the definition of words and expressions into the narrative makes it an excellent way to expand on vocabulary and general comprehension. My 6 year old boy is now well acquainted with the water cycle, and bitterly disappointed that the medusoid mycelium does not actually exist. It did however spawn an interest in reading up about actual fungi, so this book for us was not only top notch entertainment, but also a launchpad to further reading pleasure. You cannot go wrong with Lemony Snicket and I highly recommend this book.
these stories are clever and use literary devices in a most inventive way. any repetition and fatiguing use of these devices becomes terrific fun in the voice of Curry's masterful narration. curry makes this story sing! GREAT fun!
Avid audible listener for over 10 years.
Although it has been a few years, my children who are teens still remember these books. We always listened to them on car rides to Cape Cod. Now that they are teens, they sit in isolation each plugged into their own audio device. So if you have children from 6 to 12 and have a long car ride planned or drive with your kids on a regular basis, listen to this series. You should start with book #1, they are a hard listen out of order. At 5 hours in length you can make it pretty far down the highway.
I haven't read the print version but I'm loving the audio versions.
Other Lemony Snickets, of course.
Love Mr Curry - he does an excellent array of voices too.
My kids and I listen to 6 to 10 hours of audio books per week and we just loved this one. The suspense combined with the descriptions he uses to explain the larger vocabulary word keep your attention and expand your brain at the same time.
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