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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:
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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.”


  • “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.”


  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Dani Zinser-Arnone | 10/27/2013

    " another one I really really enjoyed "

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