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Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener,

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.

It would be best not to mention any of the unpleasant details of this story, particularly a secret message, a swarm of snow gnats, a scheming villain, a covered casserole dish, and a surprising survivor of a terrible fire.

Unfortunately, I have dedicated my life to researching and recording the sad tale of the Baudelaire Orphans. There is no reason for you to dedicate yourself to such things, and you might instead dedicate yourself to letting this slippery audio slip from your hands into a nearby trash receptacle, or deep pit.

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!
©2003 Lemony Snicket (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Characters are true to form, ridiculous and fun, and, once again, the wry telling is pitch-perfect, with plenty of the joyful wordplay and the quirky imaginative touches Snicket's legions of fans expect." (Booklist)

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Amazing

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

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  • Lori
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • 08-20-05

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!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Julie
  • LaGrange, IL, USA
  • 12-21-04

Great Narration

Tim Curry does an excellent job narrating. He pauses in all the right places and even made me laugh out loud at times. If you already love this series, the aubiobook will make you love it even more.

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mystery still unsolved

loved it but hate that they are still without parents. I hope something happens soon that is promising.

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  • Ed's Kitten
  • Schenectady, New York United States
  • 05-12-18

If You've Read This Far

and you've watched Tim Curry then you know what to expect. BRILLIANT AMAZING and THRILLING.

Once again the Baudelaire Children must balance defeating Count Olaf AND learn more about the VFD, this time atop a mountain, against snow gnats and TWO new villians who've been able to harness the power of eagles!

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Awesome and irresistible!

I got in I got interested from the TV show and then couldn’t put it down! This book is extremely exciting and addicting. had me on the edge of my seat for five hours and some. it was awesome great narration now onto the next one! I’m not sleeping tonight 😄😎💪🏾

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Love this book!

Perfect read material after finishing the season 2!! Goes along well as an aftermath to it!

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another woeful tale

I can't get enough of this series! Tim Curry is amazing with his narration and this book left me with quite a cliffhanger!

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!!!!!!

This book was so interesting and confusing I can't wait for the next one.I am going to go read it right now.☺☺😃😃😛😛

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Love it

love the books. Tim curry is better reader only because I'm. just a big fan. but these books alway keep you wanting more