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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (40,112 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lemony Snicket Narrator: Tim Curry Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: A Series of Unfortunate Events Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9780060793395
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Dear Listener,

The word carnivorous means meat-eating, and this carnivorous volume contains such a distressing story that consuming any of its contents would be far more stomach-turning than even the most imbalanced meal. It would be best if I didn’t mention any of the unnerving ingredients of this story, particularly an unruly crowd, a wooden plank, and Chabo the Wolf Baby. Sadly for me, I continue to research the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, but your time might be filled with something more palatable.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Again, it’s a sad state of affairs for the Baudelaires, but there are some fascinating morsels of hope, plus a few small surprises that might help link it all together. With riveting suspense, wicked intentions, and gullible freaks, The Carnivorous Carnival is definitely an installment that can’t be missed.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “All of this is delivered in Tim Curry’s consistently excellent voice. He breathes evil into Count Olaf and his cohorts and becomes the foreign Madame Lulu. After creating distinct individualized voices for each character, he creates a new and different voice for many of those same characters as disguises go on and come off. Curry is a master of dry, ironic tones that add an additional undercurrent of suspense, keeping the listener off-balance throughout.”

    AudioFile

  • “The humor is as sharp as ever, the suspense will keep readers at the edge of their seats, and the cliff-hanger ending will make them eagerly await the next episode.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Children faithful to the series won’t be surprised when the book does NOT end happily; nor will they find it unusual that Snicket continues to entertain with witty asides and a satirical point of view. The overall story moves along nicely toward the conclusion of the planned 13-volume series; at the same time, the author successfully uses this book as a platform to communicate a good deal about individuals who belittle others and what it feels like to be on the end of the horrible barbs.”

    Booklist

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aubrey Joy | 1/15/2014

    " This is too much misery for the Baudelaire orphans and now I can't continue reading the 5 more books but I really wanna know the answers to the mysteries so I'll continue it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 11/21/2013

    " I still want to be ambidextrous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia E Sherman | 11/16/2013

    " Book 9 of the series. Fast paced and fun to read. The target market will love this story line.Ending is tragic though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani Zinser-Arnone | 10/27/2013

    " another one I really really enjoyed "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 10/20/2013

    " I love how clever and witty Lemony Snicket is. I liked him when I initially read his books in fifth grade and love him even more as I'm rereading the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha Anoush | 10/10/2013

    " Fun read. Loved the carnival setting, fortune teller, and ending with a twist. Left you hanging and wanting to start the next book right away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renae M. | 10/1/2013

    " The series started to come together in this novel. For the first time the Baudelaires (and the readers by extension) got answers. Certainly not as many as I would have liked, but at least they learned some things. The entire show was very interesting, and I thought the commentary against prejudice and discrimination was well-done as always. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I'm tired leave me alone!!! | 9/30/2013

    " This was very suspenseful and exciting. I would definitly recommend it for someone who likes adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 7/19/2013

    " The format is becoming tiresome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reese Eliw | 7/4/2013

    " It was the best one yet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 6/15/2013

    " Scary for a young teen book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 6/1/2013

    " The 9th book in the series Series of Unfortunate Events. You really start noticing the book size increase around this point... just keep reading!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ★ Jess | 5/7/2013

    " One of my favorites from this stunning series. I loved the creepiness/morbidness of it, and the marvelous action at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 4/26/2013

    " I loved this Book. It was not only my favorite in the series but also one of my favorite books EVER!!! I liked it because it was full of suspense, and because it was so intense. I did not like the end though because my favorite character DIED!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camron | 3/29/2013

    " This whole series is a lot of fun. I first picked them up during a particularly difficult finals week my sophomore year at the U, it was a nice child-like distraction when I needed a break from all the grown up studying I was doing! I recommend these books to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 8/23/2012

    " Spoiler! I can't believe that the baudelaires jumped in to the back of count loafs/Esme squalor s caravan and then they found out that they new that they were baudelaires! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 8/21/2011

    " I liked this one fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miss | 6/29/2011

    " Loved this series as a kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fadilah | 4/22/2011

    " Count Olaf, hei, memang jahat!! Sunny, bertahanlah!! Violet, Klaus, jangan sampai jatoh ke jurang!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 3/2/2011

    " Full of suspense that gets you thinking ! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 6/4/2010

    " I really disliked this book. In a series that I was hooked on I was starting to really hate Lemony Snicket. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Hirsch | 3/21/2010

    " The books are starting to get even more interesting, the Baudelairs are getting deeper and deeper into something bigger than originally thought and Olaf is getting more and more evil! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 1/20/2010

    " JACKPOT! It's a cliffhanger, no literally a cliffhanger! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kally | 1/17/2010

    " I won't lie this books are getting a little tedious to read, but I really wasn't expecting an ending like that so I hope the next book will be more exciting for me to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melica | 9/29/2008

    " In this book of the series, children find out that one of their parrents may be alive after their house was burnt by some mysterious reason. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/19/2007

    " way to go snicket you did it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carson | 6/3/2007

    " Bad things almost always happens to good people, and the good people are usually little children. Also, don't trust carnies. "

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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

Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s been nominated for Tony Awards for his roles in My Favorite Year and The Pirates of Penzance. His film credits include Muppet Treasure Island, The Shadow, Clue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Three Musketeers, and many, many more.