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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: September 2004 ISBN: 9780060793494
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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.”  

    Booklist

  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 12/12/2013

    " Another good installment in the lives of the Baudelaire orphans. These books seem to be getting longer, although still 13 chapters each, just more pages. More repetition, more educational things snuck into the book, and Sunny talks more! I did find the "Aye!" in every other word from one of the characters and then towards the end the obnoxious laugh phrases of Count Olaf quite annoying and started to just kinda skip those. In the last book, Violet got to have a bit of a romance and in this book Klaus does, although, of course, it can't be too happy and it doesn't last long. However, instead of the book ending on a completely ominous note of "oh no, what will happen to these kids?" as they're left in some harrowing situation, this book ends with a glimmer of hope that maybe something will finally go right for them. The antidote for the mushrooms was also a connection to a previous book and hidden earlier in this book as well. Very clever. Another thing I noticed was that there were references back to the first book with the code in the poems (another smart touch by the author introducing classic poetry and authors to the kids through the story) and then there were characters from previous books who showed up again. It'll be interesting to see how this series winds up in the last 2 books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ | 12/6/2013

    " Beginning with The Slippery Slope, these books seem to be more involved than the previous couple in the series. As with The Slippery Slope, more character development, more twists and turns, and I learned a lot about the water cycle. Mr Snicket would likely suggest that I read Melville or Browning or even Edgar Guest rather than finish out the chronicle of the Baudelaire orphans, but I'm going to take my chances and read on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariam | 12/2/2013

    " This book was okay but it wasn't as great as the other ones. I loved it when Klaus got a kiss it was sweet since he might never would see her again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Book Worm | 11/26/2013

    " By this point of the series the books are getting kind of boring. I mean it was a good read, but it's kind of annoying how the characters act and how the author explains what a word means. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marley | 10/22/2013

    " Things get interesting... but I found this one a little less fun and a little more contrived. The water cycle bit was excellent. I wonder if young people understand that it is BAD WRITING and that bad writing is hilarious. I hope so. "

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

    " I like Tim Curry's narration of these, and I think this was my favorite so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/16/2013

    " This is part of the thrilling Series of Unfortunate Events because it has been almost 4 years since I have read this book I only remember that the captain is a very interesting person... that is all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 9/22/2013

    " I was moved to tears near the end, where Sunny is severely ill. I can't stand crying at books, but its so brilliantly written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 7/31/2013

    " Amazing, full of suspense! Take lots of time and finish it! Really scary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Markus | 6/10/2013

    " It's ok. I liked the previous one more. I am totally sucked in to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glorious.Clio | 5/9/2013

    " Not my favorite of the series, but certainly good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/4/2013

    " This book really picked up for me -- the kids are now off the mountain and into a submarine and are away from Olaf for the moment. Much better than the last few! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. | 3/24/2013

    " Although not as good as some of the others, still pretty good--and had a happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lakin | 9/30/2011

    " It was pretty slow going...but I guess it was good enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali Alawi | 11/26/2009

    " One of the funniest books in the series. The conversations are meant to laugh your ass off. And yeah, just a reminder, This book includes, like the rest of the series: wickedness, Things that will make you sit at the edge of your seat, and of course weep till you're dehydraited. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 10/21/2008

    " I find lemony snickets books very very grim but they are very perculiar and they become so evil that you wish that the something good happens and you want to carry on reading until finally it ends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jz | 11/13/2007

    " the baby is really smart in this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 8/19/2007

    " I liked this, but I read the next two in rapid succession. See my review of The End. There are spoilers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Bituin | 6/11/2007

    " I hated the ending of this, and the decision Fiona made, but I understood why. But still. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ☆Expecto Patronum☆ | 6/3/2007

    " I feel like Lemony Snicket's effective writing sparks are decreasing, for which I have realized over the last ten books. Whenever I read a page of the Grim Grotto, I like the others better. Just saying! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 9/28/2004

    " This is another sad tale about the Baundlare orphans and how they are trying to hide from Coun't o laf who is trying to steal their fortune. This book was interesting because this time, they were in a submarine, and a lot of wierd things happen. It was good but was boring at some parts. "

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