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Download The Austere Academy: A Series of Unfortunate Events #5 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (47,745 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lemony Snicket Narrator: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN:
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Dear Listener,

If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school.

Don't.

For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives. Truth be told, within the chapters that make up this dreadful story, the children will face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals, S.O.R.E., and the metric system.

It is my solemn duty to stay up all night reading my history of these three hapless youngsters into a microphone, but you may be more comfortable getting a good night's sleep. In that case, you should probably listen to something else.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephannestacey Stacey | 2/18/2014

    " Will give my thoughts on the last book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cloverclevian | 2/15/2014

    " in the austere academy, the baudelaires need to stay in a shack instead of the dome "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tori | 1/25/2014

    " I was so frustrated! No one will belive them! I just...ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!:-( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 9 3/4 | 1/12/2014

    " Amazing series. They are definitely not for children. They are so clever, unique and beautiful. A child could never get their literature value. I am happy that I read these when I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 jump86 | 12/25/2013

    " This book was somewhat good, but still the same plot. Not my favorite series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 12/10/2013

    " this book was really funny, the principal was really cool. ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Markus | 12/3/2013

    " This is the best SoUE so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Levi | 12/2/2013

    " One of my favorite series just keeps on getting better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 11/20/2013

    " Well i just finished it it was really good but since there wasnt a real guardian it didnt feel like one of The Series Of Unfortunate Events Books. It might have felt different but it was still really really good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin Valenzuela | 11/17/2013

    " this book was the worst 1 so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalee | 8/25/2013

    " Continue to love this series. I know that I am about 5 years behind when they were "really" popular, but I'm a rebel! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philadelphia1on1 | 8/16/2013

    " It's a very good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Athens | 11/25/2012

    " I started reading youth fiction while I was a youth. Then having kids got me to doing it again, and this whole series surfaced as being a lot of fun. Author has an odd little sense of humor that I find endearing. e.g. the nightly violin concerts by Vice Principal Nero - heh heh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crissy | 7/3/2012

    " Good. I love this series, this one wasn't my favorite, but I did like how Lemony Snicket started to elude to something bigger than just 'coincidental' unfortunate events. And what does V.F.D stand for?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 $^u+! | 2/11/2011

    " this book puts some hope in the baudelaire's lives by adding the quagmires "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 5/13/2009

    " I think my 3rd favorite in the series.Love the book and series a lot. :D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yeewei Cheo | 1/17/2009

    " However much I think that this book is adventurous and interesting, it seem to unsettle me when I feel like there's a set pattern on how the plot would go about. Nevertheless, I enjoy reading this installation and would continue to read the journey of the siblings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone | 8/19/2008

    " This was a really good book. The Baudelaires finally have someone else to help them, but not for long... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trena | 7/16/2008

    " I started reading this on audio book when I was in second grade. This is by far the funniest book in the series. I really wish that I could change all the hideous things in this book, all the sorrow and pain in the boldlairs lives. I love it any ways! Five star!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tjoel2 | 6/7/2008

    " Read November 2007, for the 2nd time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Giancola | 11/7/2007

    " I freaking loved this one! The introduction of the Quaqmires and the VFD which makes this book so great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 7/18/2005

    " I am interested to find out what happens to the Quagmire triplet/twins. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynnse | 4/4/2005

    " This book was okay. There really wasn't any action in it. But at the end there are some things that change the story and the Baudelaires lives forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 12/12/2004

    " This book I liked better than the other books in the Series of Unfortunate Events series,because it seemed to be more miserable than the others.I also liked the fact that there was another set of orphans,because I think it helped the plot. "

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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.