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Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener,

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.

As a dedicated author who has pledged to keep recording the depressing story of the Baudelaires, I must continue to delve deep into the cavernous depths of the orphans' lives. You, on the other hand, may delve into some happier audiobook in order to keep your ears and your spirits from being dampened.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

Don't miss the rest of A Series of Unfortunate Events or Audible's exclusive interview with Lemony Snicket!
©2004 Lemony Snicket; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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My favourite so far

Gripping, sad, sweet, scary and so funny... This is the most profound of the series, so far. I love this.

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Wow

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

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Well-narrated

The narrator makes it easy to understand the story. The different voices suit the characters. Tim Curry is the best! The story itself was not award-winning, half of it was a bit boring. Though the end made me want to binge-hear (if that's a thing) the next book! This book does contain some details that would be useful to know for when...well, whenever the narrator wants to bring the subject up again and tie that information to an eye-opening twist. I wouldn't really recommend this book, but for those ASOUE fans, it's part of the series, and you should read it.

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Love Unfortunate events

What made the experience of listening to The Grim Grotto the most enjoyable?

I have always loved Tim Currys voice so its a win win

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Grim Grotto?

The whole book was amazing

Which scene was your favorite?

didnt have one

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

All the events book make you think.

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Loved this book!

Each book in this series is a brilliantly told tale, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this performance along with my little boy. Lemony Snicket's characteristic style of weaving the definition of words and expressions into the narrative makes it an excellent way to expand on vocabulary and general comprehension. My 6 year old boy is now well acquainted with the water cycle, and bitterly disappointed that the medusoid mycelium does not actually exist. It did however spawn an interest in reading up about actual fungi, so this book for us was not only top notch entertainment, but also a launchpad to further reading pleasure. You cannot go wrong with Lemony Snicket and I highly recommend this book.

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Great listen, young and old.

Love Tom Curry as the narrator! I've listened this audiobook several times, and never gets old!

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Great!

This series is one of the best you can ever read! I am not joking this series is great! Amazing!

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Tim curry makes a good story terrific

these stories are clever and use literary devices in a most inventive way. any repetition and fatiguing use of these devices becomes terrific fun in the voice of Curry's masterful narration. curry makes this story sing! GREAT fun!

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The Grim Grotto

The Grim Grotto does not disappoint! This installment of The Series of Unfortunate Events is more sinister than the last

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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 they are teens, they sit in isolation each plugged into their own audio device. So if you have children from 6 to 12 and have a long car ride planned or drive with your kids on a regular basis, listen to this series. You should start with book #1, they are a hard listen out of order. At 5 hours in length you can make it pretty far down the highway.