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Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener,

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.

I can think of no reason why anyone would want to listen to a book containing such unpleasant matter as migrating crows, an angry mob, a newspaper headline, the Duluxe Cell, and some very strange hats.

It is my solemn and sacred occupation to research each detail of the Baudelaire children's lives and write them all down, but you may decide to do some other sacred and solemn thing, such as listening to another book instead.

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!
©2001 Lemony Snicket; (P)2001, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Tim Curry gives distinct character vocalizations without compromising the rich undertones of his voice. He keeps the tongue-in-cheek humor and mockery of this children's series refreshing rather than redundant. Curry reads the backstory from previous books clearly, so a listener unfamiliar with the earlier novels may understand this one....A wholly enjoyable listening experience." (AudioFile)

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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 40th birthday no less), I had to give these a try. This not just kidstuff (although they are completely kid appropriate). These are so much FUN!!! My husband and I listen to them over and over and laugh our heads off. Misery loves company -- and I am hooked. You'll never look at crows -- or handymen -- the same way again.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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 good deitial in the 10th and 11th books but this in no reason not to read it for you will find out that once agin the evil count "omar" was plotting and has gone to VFD too look for the children.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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loved it!! please read!!

loved it because it got my adrenaline going, and even though there were sad parts it was still great!!

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Tim curry

So happy Tim is reading these again I love the way he does it. Lemony Snicker writes amazing story's

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April 10 2017

I have read all of the books and I found this one very help full in explaining the reset of the story

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Tim spicy curry

Yes yes yes yes yes yes Tim curry is back yes yes yes yes yes yerse yad

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book 7

Would you consider the audio edition of The Vile Village to be better than the print version?

yes

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

no

What about Tim Curry’s performance did you like?

Yes, I think he's great. wish Tim Curry read all the books. <br/>

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

he made me happy<br/>

Any additional comments?

no<br/>

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Thank goodness

I've loved listening to Tim for the last few books. Snicket is a great writer, but his voice just didn't work well with the story, and Tim's voice acting is simply top notch!

This installment of the series was really interesting! A few of them have been a little hard to get through, simply because it always seemed to be the same story, but this one was a little different! I loved it! Can't wait to get the next one!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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wonderful but missing last letter

This book was wonderful, just like the others in this series. But like the previous book, it is missing the final letter to the editor :(

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-22-17

where are the other books?

amazing where are the rest if the books though? would love to hear them to

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Donna
  • 05-18-16

love tim curry

awesome book love the energy tim puts into every book even if there's one missing