A Series of Unfortunate Events
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  • 1

    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
    Overall
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    Story
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    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.

    Charles says: "Wonderful!"
    Wonderful!

    Tim Curry's narration is positively brilliant, and the production values of this recording are first rate. All the voices, music and sound effects mak..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2005 by Charles (Bronx, NY, USA)
  • 2

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

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    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.

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  • 1

    The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    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.

    michelle says: "A great beginning"
    A great beginning

    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 f..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2009 by michelle (Coolum Beach, Australia)
  • 2

    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
    (23)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    This story may seem cheery at first, when the Baudelaire orphans spend time in the company of some interesting reptiles and a giddy uncle. But don't be fooled.

    The three siblings endure a car accident, a terrible odour, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a large brass reading lamp, and the reappearance of a person they'd hoped never to see again.

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  • 3

    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
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    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (69)

    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.

    Morro says: "Snickett Should Stick to Writing"
    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)
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    The Wide Window: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Lemony Snicket
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    If you have not heard anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you listen to even one sentence you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I'm sorry to say, 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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 4

    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
    (188)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
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    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.

    Deborah Grand says: "Fun, fun, fun"
    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 4..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 07 2005 by Deborah Grand (Baton Rouge, LA)
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    The Miserable Mill: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Lemony Snicket
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

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

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 5

    The Austere Academy: A Series of Unfortunate Events #5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Lemony Snicket
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
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    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.

    A User says: "Tim Curry did a much much better job"
    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 A User ()
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    The Austere Academy: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Lemony Snicket
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. You might expect that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny would do very well at school. Don't. For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 6

    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
    (184)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    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.

    John S says: "Provide some sanity while driving kids around"
    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)
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    The Ersatz Elevator: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Like the previous audiobooks in A Series of Unfortunate Events, there is nothing to be found in this narration but misery, despair, and discomfort. This time, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire encounter a darkened staircase, a red herring, some friends in a dire situation, three mysterious initials, a liar with an evil scheme, a secret passageway, and parsley soda.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 7

    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
    (142)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    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.

    A.J. says: "V(illage)(of)F(oul)D(evotees)"
    V(illage)(of)F(oul)D(evotees)

    if you have read the ongoing meisery so far you will not find this book helpful in ther answer to the question what is VFD that will be answered in go..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 27 2005 by A.J. (charlotte, NC, USA)
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    The Vile Village: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    You have undoubtedly picked up information about this audiobook by mistake, so please put it down. Nobody in their right mind would listen to this particular story about the lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose, because each dismal moment of their stay in the village of V.F.D. has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded on our audiobook.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 8

    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
    (140)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    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.

    Anne says: "How much more can we take??!!"
    How much more can we take??!!

    Things aren't getting any better, and the adventures continue for these resourceful unfortunates. In this book, Sunny has learned to walk, and we don..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2006 by Anne (Yellowknife, Northwest Terr, Canada)
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    The Hostile Hospital: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Before you throw this awful audio to the ground and run as far away from it as possible, you should probably know why. This audiobook 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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 9

    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
    (129)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    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.

    AJS says: "Just okay"
    Just okay

    Some parts of the book are hard to understand. The book on the other hand is very good.

    Reviewed on March 31 2006 by AJS (Los Angeles, CA)
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    The Carnivorous Carnival: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (0)

    The word "carnivorous", which appears in the title of this audiobook, means "meat-eating", and once you have heard such a bloodthirsty word, there is no reason to listen 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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 10

    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
    (125)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (38)

    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.

    Lori says: "best one yet"
    best one yet

    So far I think this one is the best yet. I love this series and I adore Tim Curry's reading. Not to be missed!

    Reviewed on August 20 2005 by Lori (Huntsville, AL, USA)
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    The Slippery Slope: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (1)

    Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 11

    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
    (169)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    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.

    John S says: "Listen to this series with kids while you can"
    Listen to this series with kids while you can

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 17 2014 by John S (MA)
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    The Grim Grotto: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (1)

    Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 12

    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
    (187)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    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.

    Rebekah A says: "Wow."
    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)
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    The Penultimate Peril: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    After any harrowing struggle, it is nice to consider checking into a hotel for a rest. In fact, this might be just the break Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire could use after their wearying deep-sea adventure.

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  • 13

    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
    (180)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    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.

    W. Black says: "Tim Curry makes a dreadful end nearly enjoyable"
    Tim Curry makes a dreadful end nearly enjoyable

    I topstarred this b/c Tim Curry is so amazing. It's not his fault Handler is so committed to a formulaic schtick whose charm wears thin. But the boo..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2008 by W. Black (N. California, United States)