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  • File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

  • All the Wrong Questions
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Jon Scieszka, Terry Gross, Sarah Vowell, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a gurgled message is being transmitted by walkie-talkie - strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Called upon to investigate these suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable diversion

  • By bigdjunta on 07-13-18

Very entertaining

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Reviewed: 04-22-14

Where does File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best family audiobooks we've listened to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents?

The author does a great job depicting the setting, Stain'd by the Sea, a miserable seaside town populated by absurd people and ridiculous businesses ( including a board store and a French horn factory). The humor throughout the book kept us laughing.

Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Not really. Some of the narrators are great (Ira Glass and Stephin Merritt) while others are just okay.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

If you think you're miserable now, wait until you visit Stain'd by the Sea!

Any additional comments?

The mysteries are presented and you have to wait until the end of the book to hear each solution. My kids (ages 14 and 10) had a great time trying to solve them. This was a terrific choice for our road trip. It's fun for both children and adults.

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