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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 Narrator: Liam Aiken Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781478955733
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Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.

Is Lemony Snicket a detective or a smoke detector?

Do you smell smoke? Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson but soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Is it all the work of the notorious villain Hangfire? How could you even ask that? What kind of education have you had?

Maybe you should be in school?
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thirteen-year-old Lemony Snicket must work together with his incompetent chaperone to figure out who is burning down all of the buildings in the quaint town of Stain’d-by-the-Sea…This series carries the same sarcastic charm of the Unfortunate Events books and will have young readers chuckling out loud. The characters are all fun and quirky in their own right, and the mystery is well developed and enticing…The author does a fantastic job of incorporating mini vocabulary lessons into each chapter. Fans of Snicket’s previous outings will devour the latest entry.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Even Lemony laments he has the incorrect questions, albeit often the right answers. If you haven’t read the two previous titles, there’s no point in picking up this one. Go back, young adventurer, and start with Who Could It Be at This Hour?


  • “Linguistic play and literary allusions abound in this smart, slyly humorous noir thriller. Fans will be over the moon, a phrase that here means exceedingly pleased.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Liam Aiken narrates this prequel to the Series of Unfortunate Events in a somber, deadpan tone that heightens its dark humor…Aiken creates voices that delineate character and help keep clear the large cast of Snicket’s associates, enemies, and enemies that turn out to be associates. Aiken’s tone of quiet urgency will keep listeners hooked through wordplay, mysteries, good meals, romance, and the appearance of a new villain named Hangfire…This smart and funny listen will please Snicket fans and create new ones.”


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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

Liam Aiken is an actor known for his roles in the films Henry Fool, Sweet November, The Road to Perdition, and Stepmom, for which he received the Young Artist Award. He graduated in 2008 from Dwight-Englewood School in New Jersey and is attending New York University’s Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. He currently resides in New Jersey.