The Reptile Room

A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2
Narrated by: Tim Curry
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odor.

In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.

©1999 Lemony Snicket (P)2001 Random House, Inc.

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Woah

So these are great books and I love them dearly, but I have never appreciated them half so much as I do when hearing them read by Tim Curry. Curry's Olaf (or, if you like, Stephano) may well give me nightmares into my 80s. His reading of Snicket brought me to laughter and his Beaudelaire orphans very nearly brought me to tears. This, as I said, a wonderful book, but Tim Curry's reading of it makes it at least twice as good.

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My kids love it!

13 year old, 10 year old and 7 year old really loved listening to this series on a long road trip. This saved our sanity!!!

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My favorite in the series (so far)

So far I've read through book 9 and this has been my favorite. This part of the story really engages the reader and leaves you excited to see what happens next.

Tim Currys reading is icing on the cake.

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Tim Curry and Lemony Snicket = brilliant

such a great story to listen to! Tim Curry does a brilliant job narrating. the story is dark and humorous, and curry captures it perfectly.

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Great story made better by Tim Curry's narration!

I've always loved Tim Curry as a performer. This was a real treat to get to have him read to me! He really brought everyone to life....very glad I got these books!

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Great story, horrible acting

The story was interesting but the voices were load and annoying. I listen to audio books to relax but the acting is quite annoying.

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loved it

I remember reading this as a kid and I am so happy to share it with my son now. I really like the narrator and the story is quirky and interesting as usual.

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Ghghghghghghghghghghghhhbhbhbhghbbnbnbbbg my hitchhiking hang Hopi even more so when are they quill in his book on our list I'm!m!!!!!!!

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Too much coughing, but brilliant!

I’m an adult, but loved the story anyway. Tim Curry is amazing, I enjoyed his performance thoroughly, which in this case means entirely and without reservation. I do wonder if the story may be too scary for younger children, but maybe they are playing Call of Duty and not listening to audio books anyway.

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im a huge fan of the series,

lovely ,old fashioned, great music ,lovely voice actor, and for whom has the greatest skill for all that is dark and creepy for kids, thanks mr snicket

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  • alex wag
  • 04-12-20

Great book

I loved the actually story however the narrator ruined the excitement. Either way
a good book to buy

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  • René Signoret
  • 07-28-15

loved Tim Curry

this was my first audio book. I really loved Tim Curry. also I like the way Lemony Snicket wrote this book.

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  • Mrs. Dawn Stroud
  • 03-30-15

Amazing narration ..

Tim curry really brought this story to life with his fabulous array of voices !
Loved it ! Fantastic !
Dawn Stroud adult