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The Miserable Mill Audiobook

The Miserable Mill: A Series of Unfortunate Events #4

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Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener,

I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to listen to this recording because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put down this audio instantaneously, because of all the audios describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, The Miserable Mill might be the unhappiest yet.

This recording, I'm sorry to inform you, contains such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident resulting in injury, and coupons.

I have promised to record the entire history of these three poor children, but you haven't, so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

Don't miss the rest of A Series of Unfortunate Events or Audible's exclusive interview with Lemony Snicket!

©2000 Lemony Snicket; (P)2001, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Snicket's tale lends itself to being read aloud, and what better person to do this than the author!" (AudioFile)

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    BR mom 05-07-05
    BR mom 05-07-05
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    "Fun, fun, fun"

    I had toyed with the idea of picking up these books on occasion at various places. After I heard the interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air (on my 40th birthday no less), I had to give these a try. This not just kidstuff (although they are completely kid appropriate). These are so much FUN!!! My husband and I listen to them over and over and laugh our heads off. Misery loves company -- and I am hooked. I wouldn't START with this one (go ahead to the first book if you haven't yet), but in context it's great.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Adult voices too loud, narrative too soft"

    It was great but the adult voices were so loud it hurt my ears. Yet, if I turned it down I couldn't hear the main narration, since that was so quiet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love the book, hate Snicket as the narrator"

    As some others have said, Snicket ranges from almost impossible to hear to yelling out the eardrums. Also, the loud music at the start of every chapter is obnoxious and also suddenly loud. This is particularly annoying, since that should have been noticed.

    He also acts by Shatner-ing his way through dialogue. "You kids. Will do. As I. Say." It's not horrible, but it does throw things off a bit and takes me out of the story. He doesn't have a wide voice range (everyone at the mill sounds the same except the orphans and Sir and Charles) but that's okay, not everyone is Robin Williams, but it makes it a bit hard to follow for some conversations.

    I love the story, and left my hardcopies at home when I moved out, so am building up my collection again. This may be a bit nostalgia, but I like the whole book. Even when I was younger (younger than Violet), I already knew most of the words they try to work out, but I like the slipping in of new vocabulary to kids, even if someone of it is a bit off. This series really makes kids think, which is nice. I figured out that anagrams are everywhere, so I would try to figure who Olaf would be before the kids did. The red herrings were fun too. There is just so much hidden and it's fun.

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    THIS GAME IS AWESOME 06-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a real page turner"

    I just coulf not put this addicting book down. When I hear the dialoge I truly put myself in the author's shoes. This book is amazingn exciting and full of drama. I woud recomend this to people who like mystery.

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    Amazon Customer 05-16-16
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    "love!"

    loved it. I read these books before but I like to listen to them too

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    Kristine 10-16-15
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    "I hate how bad of an actor Lemony Snicket is!"

    Worst book in the series so far. I struggled to finish it for sure! Lemony Snicket's acting is terrible and I have an extremely difficult time listening in general.

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    Michael 09-27-15
    Michael 09-27-15 Member Since 2002
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    "Miserable mill"

    So good. I highly recommend a little dark for a kids story but still good 😄😃

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    Funky-mom-key 07-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The mill is not the only thing that will be miserable"

    My kids and I (ages 9 and 12) loved the 1st 2 books of the series and we liked the 3rd one ok, primarily b/c it was narrated by the author who is not nearly as captivating as the other narrator.

    This one in particular had so many audio issues. I found myself turning it up, and then down, and then up again every few minutes as the intonation of the voices was not even. The story was not nearly as interesting either in this book. Predictable and
    Did not progress towards the overall story line of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    erica JACKSON, MI, US 06-27-15
    erica JACKSON, MI, US 06-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "I love this book"

    This book was a thriller and suspenseful. If you liked the first three books in this series then you should listen to this on. The narrator was great everything was clear and well preformed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cassandra McFarland 04-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Too LOUD/quiet"

    When the narrator spoke, he was very quiet and you had to turn the volume way up. Then when the characters spoke, they were extremely loud and blew out the speakers. The volume level of this Audio book need to be kept level because it was extremely difficult to listen to.

    The story line however was great. I have been very pleased with all the previous Audio books in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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