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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34,580 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: 9780060793401
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Dear Listener,

This audio is the only one which describes every last detail of the Baudelaire children’s miserable stay at Heimlich Hospital, which makes it one of the most dreadful audios in the world. There are many pleasant things to listen to, but this audio contains not one of them. Within it are such gruesome details as a suspicious shopkeeper, unnecessary surgery, anesthesia, heart-shaped balloons, and some very startling news about a fire. Clearly you do not want to hear about such things. I have sworn to research and record this story as best I can, so I should know that this audio is something best left on the ground, where you undoubtedly found it.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Not since the Brothers Grimm has misery been this much fun.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Readers will enjoy cheering for the clever youngsters, booing the diabolical villains, and noting the many new clues. The narrator’s active voice is forever teasing readers by taking them to the edge of their seats and then purposely switching the subject or suggesting they stop reading all together. This volume can stand alone but few will be able to resist reading the next installment after the cliff-hanger ending.”

    School Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefanie | 2/16/2014

    " It was a real treat to hear one of the books recited by Tim Curry. This had to have been one of the darkest books in the series so far. I look forward to finishing the rest of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Kyle-devendorf | 2/15/2014

    " Finally, they are on a true adventure instead of dealing with another worthless relative... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Cook | 2/14/2014

    " Oh Lemony Snicket, how you tickle my funny bone. Another fanastic addition to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Lengel | 2/7/2014

    " Dear Reader, this is the top morbid of the whole series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Milan | 2/4/2014

    " It was too similar to the vile village. There wasn't very much included that was particularly intreaging and count olaf was introduced too quickly. It felt very rushed and like something was missing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 2/2/2014

    " All I can say about this book is that the end is the best part. Not because I hated it, because the best part was located at the end. But don't skip to the end to find out, read the entire book, then you'll understand the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat Kent | 1/20/2014

    " This one seems almost quicker then the rest because it appears like there's not much more going on. They ride with hippies because everyone thinks they're murderers from the village when a man is found dead and they're framed by olaf. They get to the hospital and get discovered, but can't expose themselves because they're fugitives too now. You see in this book how little the world can help them at this point in their lives, because now there really is no safe place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Larose | 1/19/2014

    " As absurd and ridiculous as the rest of the series. Ends on a cliffhanger though, which I typically disapprove of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miss | 1/17/2014

    " Loved this series as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tinkerbell | 11/24/2013

    " This is a story about three orphans and there parents were killed in a fire.This man was trying to still there fortune. I like this book because it has JIM CARRY in it and I like him he is my favorite actress. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 11/20/2013

    " The plot thickens - I still don't really care about the Baudelaire children, I love the fact that Sunny is talking better and better all the time, and I am very much intrigued by what VFD is and who Beatrice is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aisha | 9/9/2013

    " the baudelaires findthemselves at a hospital and Violet is kidnapped and is about to have an unnecessary surgery on her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Adkins | 4/6/2013

    " Just love these books. I'm so curious about Book the Thirteenth! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 12/5/2012

    " This is one of my favorite series. This one has a creepy plot line. I like it, though. Good book. Can't reveal anymore. Moo ha ha haa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 6/20/2011

    " This could be my favorite episode yet. Lots of adventure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayelet | 5/3/2011

    " The Snicket file is so close... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/27/2011

    " it was preety bad they just keep getting worse and worse "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 2/2/2011

    " This is one of my favourite books. I actually read this one first as I didn't imagine I would like the series but this book got me hooked on the Series of Unfortunate Events series.The other books in the series are good to, but this one is by far the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 11/5/2010

    " Megan and I read this together. Of course I've read it about 3 times now, but this is Megan's first go with it. She really liked it and got really into it, trying to make predictions about what might happen. She got really upset in a few places when the story gets kind of tense and "scary." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 7/3/2010

    " The series started to drag for me a little while back but I decided to plow on through it anyways. It has been paying off slowly as the books start to pick up pace towards the inevitable conclusion. Still not great reads but good family reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 4/21/2010

    " It's been a while since I've read books 1-7, but they are entertaining and Sunny makes me laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ★ Jess | 7/1/2009

    " One of the series best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharal Hunter | 4/7/2009

    " Getting better and better...just when you think all is lost for these quick thinking children, they manage to extricate themselves from the clutches of Count Olaf. This story leaves a huge cliffhanger, though, so I must get the next one right away so I can find out what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/14/2008

    " I liked this book because they (violet,klaus,and sunny) found a picture of their parents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 9/10/2008

    " This one was really good because I think that there was a lot of drama and tension, so I couldn't put down the book at points! "

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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.