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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (36,253 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,

Unless you are a slug, a sea anemone, or mildew, you probably prefer not to be damp. You might also prefer not to listen to this audiobook, in which the Baudelaire siblings descend into the depths of despair, underwater. The horrors they encounter are too numerous to list, and include mushrooms, a mechanical monster, a distressing message from a lost friend, and tap dancing.

As a dedicated author who has pledged to keep recording the depressing story of the Baudelaires, I must continue to delve deep into the cavernous depths of the orphans’ lives. You, on the other hand, may delve into some happier audiobook in order to keep your ears and your spirits from being dampened.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Another piece of the brilliant Series of Unfortunate Events puzzle that will twist your nerves into knots.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Tim Curry, whose appropriately unctuous and sometimes slimy delivery are a hallmark of the audiobook versions of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events titles, is thankfully up to his old tricks.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • Curry’s British reading is relaxed. All of the characters are done well, but Curry’s interpretation of Captain Widdershins—the confused but well-meaning captain of the Queequeg—is especially funny.”  


  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Scarlett Sims | 1/17/2014

    " I got through this one really quickly. One of my friends told me the later books introduced some moral ambiguity (or perhaps morel ambiguity hehe?) and I think this is where that kinda starts. I'm actually not sure who is on which side anymore. The earlier books portrayed the conflict as a battle between good and evil, but despite the very real character of the narrator most of the action and knowledge is shown from the children's perspective so it seems as though their misinformation could be the readers as well. I don't know exactly. I do want to know exactly what is going on---the book ended on a hopeful note but that just can't be right... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sam A | 1/16/2014

    " In my opinion the book was well written and a little diffrent from the rest of the series. It had a wonderful twist that left u saddened and hallow as this series should. It is not a happy book but, it tell u this many times through out it. i would recommend this book to anyone who likes sad books and anyone who needs a little eye opener on how good their life really is. One type of literary element used in the book is symbolism the eye tatto on count olaf 's left ankle has been nothing but a symbol of fear and pain for the children. Another element could be the many instances of irony. One main instance would be when their friend who i will not name for spoilers sake changes sides. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sam | 12/30/2013

    " So far very exciting, and so........................smart. That's the only word for it. Smart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexis | 12/18/2013

    " Kind of confusing for me about the sugar bowl and stuff. "

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