• The Hostile Hospital

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #8
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (747 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener,

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.

There are many pleasant things to listen to, but this audio contains not one of them. Within it are such burdensome details as a suspicious shopkeeper, unnecessary surgery, an intercom system, anesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some very startling news about a fire. Clearly you do not want to hear about such things.

I have sworn to research this story, and to record it as best I can, so I should know that this audio is something best left on the ground, where you undoubtedly found it.

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 is in his element performing Lemony Snicket. He offers abundant vocal impersonations, including real-sounding children; the excitement of squeaks, screams, and groans; and then, soothingly, a clear, warm narrative voice. Ideal for children and parents with imagination and a sense of the absurd." (AudioFile)

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Ugh, a cliffhanger!

This book just proves how vicious Count Olaf and his henchmen are. It's just brutal what they consider doing to Violet.
Despite the dastardly plot, there are still numerous, hysterical parts in this book. The VFD aspect of the plot is evolving and I'm just loving these books. Onward to the next book, hooray!

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Tim Curry Rocks Snicket

Love the Unfortunate Events series, and this one doesn't disappoint! If you love the series, despite the harrowing travels of these poor orphans, then listen to this book. Worth every penny just to hear Tim Curry's amazing voice. He truly brings a book to life like no other!

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amazing

narrator was horrible lemony s
nicket was way better vilots voice was really bad 👎

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Great story made better by Tim Curry!

This is a worthy addition to the series, with the unfortunate Baudelaire children showing their usual bravery in the face of horrendous twists and turns. Having Tim Curry narrate the story makes it irresistible.

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Excellent narrator

Great story, Tim Curry is a compelling and fun narrator. Make sure you read the books in order!

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Volunteers Fighting Decease

We are volunteers fighting decease
And we're cheerful all day long
If someone said that we were sad
That person would be wrong

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The Hostile Hospital

This was a very good book . Even though the Vilot,Klaus,and sunny's lives are unfortunate I have a very good feeling that everything will turn out okay.👍

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another tragic chapter

this book really leaves you on a cliff ready for the next book! I love Tim Curry's narration!

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Loved it

it was amazing i liked the narriators voice,i had an actull copy of it but i couldent finish it but this made it finishable

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The Hostile Hospital

I think that this book is really good. It has a lot of big words which I like. This is a good book.