Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.
In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odor.
In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.
©1999 Lemony Snicket (P)2001 Random House, Inc.
So far I've read through book 9 and this has been my favorite. This part of the story really engages the reader and leaves you excited to see what happens next.
Tim Currys reading is icing on the cake.
So these are great books and I love them dearly, but I have never appreciated them half so much as I do when hearing them read by Tim Curry. Curry's Olaf (or, if you like, Stephano) may well give me nightmares into my 80s. His reading of Snicket brought me to laughter and his Beaudelaire orphans very nearly brought me to tears. This, as I said, a wonderful book, but Tim Curry's reading of it makes it at least twice as good.
Loved book 2 in this series. I love how the story starts so happily and quickly turns dark. The children can tell Count Olaf is up to his old tricks, but the other characters have blinders on. Loved how Sunny's character develops and hearing her say real words. Such a fun relationship between Sunny and the Incredibly Deadly Viper. Looking forward to book 3!
"loved Tim Curry"
this was my first audio book. I really loved Tim Curry. also I like the way Lemony Snicket wrote this book.
"Amazing narration .."
Tim curry really brought this story to life with his fabulous array of voices !
Loved it ! Fantastic !
Dawn Stroud adult
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