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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9780061154348
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Hello. I am Daniel Handler, the author of this book. Did you know that authors often write the summaries of their books that appear here on the package? You might want to think of that the next time you read something like, "A dazzling page-turner, this novel shows an internationally acclaimed storyteller at the height of his astonishing powers."

Adverbs is a novel about love -- a bunch of different people, in and out of different kinds of love. At the start of the novel, Andrea is in love with David -- or maybe it's Joe -- who instead falls in love with Peter in a taxi. At the end of the novel, it's Joe who's in the taxi, falling in love with Andrea, although it might not be Andrea, and in any case it might not be the same Andrea, as Andrea is a very common name. So is Allison, who is married to Adrian in the middle of the novel, although in the middle of the ocean she considers a fling with Keith and also with Steve, whom she meets in an automobile, unless it's not the same Allison who meets the Snow Queen in a casino, or the same Steve who meets Eddie in the forest.

It might sound confusing, but that's love, and as the author -- me -- says, "It is not the nouns. The miracle is the adverbs, the way things are done." A dazzling page-turner, this novel shows an internationally acclaimed storyteller at the height of his astonishing powers.

Performed by Oliver Wyman

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of our most dazzling literary conjurers shuffles the deck of contemporary consciousness and desire. A thrilling feat of tragic magic.”

    Michael Chabon, New York Times bestselling author

  • Adverbs describes adolescence, friendship, and love with...freshness and power ...Gorgeous writing.”

    Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Brilliantly kooky and off-kilter.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “[Handler] oozes wit...The book’s offbeat sweetness charms.” 

    Charlotte Observer

  • “This lovely, lilting book...dramatizes love’s cross-purposes with panache.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The stories are clever, unsettling, confusing, and often brilliantly moving.”  

    Library Journal

  • “In seventeen intricately linked short stories, Handler brings to life a vivid group of young San Franciscans who are all at some point of falling in or out of love...Wyman does an excellent job with the characters’ various accents, and he has mastered Handler’s ironic tone.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

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About the Author
Author Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler has written numerous books for grown-ups under his own name and a series of books for younger readers under the name Lemony Snicket. He was dumped at least three times in high school.

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award for Best Narration. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.