A Series of Unfortunate Events
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  • 1
    The Bad Beginning, A Multi-Voice Recording: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1 | Lemony Snicket

    The Bad Beginning, A Multi-Voice Recording: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry, Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2647)
    Performance
    (1985)
    Story
    (1980)

    Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it.

    Brilliantly miserable

    I had looked at this series in print, but it had not held my attention as an adult. I was surprised to find I really enjoyed this production of the bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2005 by Lindsey (SuttonUnited Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Reptile Room: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2 | Lemony Snicket

    The Reptile Room: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (673)
    Performance
    (605)
    Story
    (600)

    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.

    Woah

    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 O..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 28 2016 by Alex ()
  • 3
    The Wide Window: A Series of Unfortunate Events #3 | Lemony Snicket

    The Wide Window: A Series of Unfortunate Events #3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Lemony Snicket
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (597)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
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    I am sorry to say that the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all.

    Snickett Should Stick to Writing

    For those of you who loved the first two audiobooks in this series as I did, you may find yourselves disappointed with this one, as Lemony Snickett ha..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2004 by Morro (Winona, MN, United States)
  • 4
    The Miserable Mill: A Series of Unfortunate Events #4 | Lemony Snicket

    The Miserable Mill: A Series of Unfortunate Events #4

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Lemony Snicket
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (502)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (343)

    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.

    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.

    Reviewed on September 20 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 5
    The Austere Academy: A Series of Unfortunate Events #5 | Lemony Snicket

    The Austere Academy: A Series of Unfortunate Events #5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Lemony Snicket
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (542)
    Performance
    (395)
    Story
    (394)

    If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school.

    Tim Curry did a much much better job

    Okay, Lemony Snicket did a great job writing this series of books, but the narration stuff isn't the same story. His tone is way too flat(except the d..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 07 2005 by Leon ()
  • 6
    The Ersatz Elevator: A Series of Unfortunate Events #6 | Lemony Snicket

    The Ersatz Elevator: A Series of Unfortunate Events #6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (492)
    Performance
    (325)
    Story
    (327)

    Like the previous books in A Series of Unfortunate Events, there is nothing to be heard here but misery, despair, and discomfort, and you still have time to choose something else to listen to.

    Provide some sanity while driving kids around

    As a family we listened to all the Lemony Snicket books. Although it has been a few years, my children who are teens still remember these books. I use..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 17 2014 by John S (MA)
  • 7
    The Vile Village: A Series of Unfortunate Events #7 | Lemony Snicket

    The Vile Village: A Series of Unfortunate Events #7

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (263)

    Nobody in their right minds would listen to this particular book about the lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose, because each dismal moment of their stay at the village of V.F.D. has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded on this program.

    The best in the series so far

    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 4..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2005 by BR mom (Baton Rouge, LA)
  • 8
    The Hostile Hospital: A Series of Unfortunate Events #8 | Lemony Snicket

    The Hostile Hospital: A Series of Unfortunate Events #8

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (240)

    This audio is the only one which describes every last detail of the Baudelaire children's miserable stay at Heimlich Hospital, which makes it one of the most dreadful audios in the world.

    missing letter to the editor again

    like the past few books this one was missing the letter to the editor :(

    Reviewed on June 07 2016 by Brittny Hansen (Draper, UT United States)
  • 9
    The Carnivorous Carnival: A Series of Unfortunate Events #9 | Lemony Snicket

    The Carnivorous Carnival: A Series of Unfortunate Events #9

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (209)

    The word "carnivorous", which appears in the title of this book, means "meat-eating", and once you have read such a bloodthirsty word, there is no reason to read any further. This carnivorous volume contains such a distressing story that consuming any of its contents would be far more stomach-turning than even the most imbalanced meal.

    Tim curry makes it spectacular!!!

    its so much better than reading. it sparkles with energy and fun!! loved it thoroughly!!

    Reviewed on April 15 2015 by Amazon Customer (PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States)
  • 10
    The Slippery Slope: A Series of Unfortunate Events #10 | Lemony Snicket

    The Slippery Slope: A Series of Unfortunate Events #10

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (210)

    Like handshakes or housepets, many things are preferable when not slippery. Unfortunately, in this miserable volume, I am afraid that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up, and down, a range of strange and distressing mountains.

    Amazing

    I love these books, and with Tim Curry's amazing voices, they are even better. These books are the best ever!

    Reviewed on May 03 2015 by Payton ()
  • 11
    The Grim Grotto: A Series of Unfortunate Events #11 | Lemony Snicket

    The Grim Grotto: A Series of Unfortunate Events #11

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (201)

    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.

    Wow

    I liked how he had different voices for every character it made me feel more connected to the story

    Reviewed on February 10 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 12
    The Penultimate Peril: A Series of Unfortunate Events #12 | Lemony Snicket

    The Penultimate Peril: A Series of Unfortunate Events #12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (185)

    Regardless of how they pass their time while at a hotel, the three siblings will be sure to take in all the interesting sights and sounds, and write them down, just in case this episode turns out to be the darkest yet in a series of unfortunate events.

    Wow.

    If you have read the first eleven books then you should know what to expect. Except this one is worse much much worse. Think of how you would feel if..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 25 2005 by Rebekah A (Iowa City, IA, USA)
  • 13
    The End: A Series of Unfortunate Events #13 | Lemony Snicket

    The End: A Series of Unfortunate Events #13

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (200)

    You are presumably looking here for clues to the shocking conclusion of this terminal audiobook, or the ending of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you listen to the end from the beginning of the beginning of the end to the end of the end of the end, you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope.

    Fascinating

    If you aren't blown away by this book, you might need to go back and enjoy reading the full series now that you have heard the ending. All the clues ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2007 by Kindle Customer (Austin, Tx)