I am sorry to tell you that this audiobook is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. One might say that they are magnets for misfortune. On this recording alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.
It is my sad duty to record these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from ignoring this audio completely and choosing something happy instead, if you prefer that sort of thing.
With all due respect,
What will happen next to the Baudelaire orphans? Find out in the rest of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
©1999 Lemony Snicket; (P)2002 HarperCollins US
I think this was a great introduction to this book series. I love Tim Curry's voice - who wouldn't want to listen to it? The story was a little dark for my daughters liking ( but I liked that aspect of it).
I bought this to use with 7-8 year olds but they didnt buy into it somehow. Probaly over their heads so be advised probly suits an older age group
I couldn't. Its a great book and I love an author that doesn't dumb things down for the kids who will be reading (or listening to) it.
He didn't really do voices as such - tones and inflections changed for each character but you can't change Tim Curry's voice.
The productions values let this down. There is a fuzziness to it that does a great injustice to both the book (which is a favourite) and to Tim Curry's narration. There is a is hissing in the background which gets on your nerves after a while - thus explaining my odd ratings. The kids loved it though they too complained about the background noise.
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